INTRODUCTION - Continued
Allow main engine to run for 2 minutes in N (neutral) after coming to rest and applying parking
Switch off engine and all lights.
Top up fuel tank.
Top up foam tank.
Vehicle is now on standby and may be used in the event of an emergency.
SECTION III. UNIT PMCS
The purpose of scheduled preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) is to prevent
trouble, reduce down time, and ensure that the fire truck is ready for operation at all times.
Records and reports of preventive maintenance checks and services must be made in accordance
with requirements set forth in DA PAM 738-750 the Army Maintenance Management System
Explanation of Table.
Item Number Column. The Item Number Column of the PMCS table is used for numerical
sequencing of the procedures.
Interval Column. The Interval Column tells you when to do a particular check or service.
Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS when
The following coding is used:
W - Weekly Checks: These checks are carried out once a week.
M - Monthly Checks: These checks are carried out once a month.
S - Semi-Annual Checks: These checks are carried out twice per year.
A - Annual Checks: These checks are carried out once per year.
B - Bi-Annual Checks: These checks and services are carried out once every two years.
Explanation of ITEM TO BE INSPECTED/Procedures column. The ITEM TO BE INSPECTED/
Procedure column of the PMCS table tells you what item to inspect and tells you how to do the
required checks and services. Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the tools, or
if the procedure tells you to, have direct support maintenance do the work.