Section II. LIMITED STORAGE
Weatherproofing. When suitable shelter is
143. Preparation of Equipment for Storage
not available, select a firm, level, storage location
Detailed instructions for
protected from prevailing winds. Position the fire truck
preserving an(l maintaining equipment in limited storage
on heavy planking or other solid surfaces. Cover the
are outlined in this paragraph. Limited storage is
fire truck with a tarpaulin or other suitable waterproof
defined as storage not to exceed 6 months. Refer to AR
covering and tiedown securely.
144. Inspection and Maintenance of Equipment in
Inspection. Refer to paragraph 141b.
Cleaning and Drying.
When fire truck has been
placed in storage, all schedule preventive maintenance
services, including inspection, shall be suspended and
Painting. Refer to paragraph 141d.
preventive maintenance inspection shall be performed
Depreservation Guide. Refer to paragraph
as specified herein. Refer to AR 743-505.
Worksheet and Preventive Maintenance.
DA Form 2258 (Depreservation Guide of Engineer
Equipment) and applicable forms listed in TM 38-750
will be prepared for each major item of equipment when
Sealing of Openings.
initially placed in limited storage and every 90 days
thereafter. Perform required maintenance promptly to
Exterior Surfaces. Refer to paragraph 141h.
make sure equipment is mechanically sound and ready
for immediate use.
Marking. Refer to paragraph 141i.
Exercising. Service equipment in limited
Pumps. Refer to paragraph 141j.
storage every 90 days in accordance with paragraph 18.
Disassembly, Disassembled Parts, Basic
Operate equipment long enough to bring it up to
Issue Items. Refer to paragraph 141k.
operating temperature and insure complete lubrication
Hose and Couplings.
Refer to paragraph
equipment after operation.