We need your help!

 

We are conducting a quick, one question survey.  By answering this question, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Fire-Dex FDXL100 Leather Fire Boots.  We will draw and announce the winning name on our blog on Wednesday, February 29th.  Good luck and thank you for helping us out.

Question:

How does your department track inspection, cleaning, and repair of your turnout gear?

1)  Paper Method – spreadsheet or standard form

2)  Computer Program – If so, please share the name of the program.

Answer guidelines:

  1. Only one entry per person.
  2. There are three ways you can enter your answer:  on our Facebook wall, as a comment on this blog post or by tweeting it to us at @firedex.

Thank you, again, and good luck!

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98 comments on “We need your help!

  1. We use a contract company (Solutions of New Orleans) for all of our semi-annual gear inspections and they track the gear through the bar code on a computer to generate reports on each set.

  2. We’re a small career department, three 5 man shifts and 1 chief for a total of 16 firefighters. We have a spread sheet system that has the gear checked bi-annually and we check and clean gear after every major incident. The firefighters also check and clean their gear on their own on a regular basis.

  3. We use a paper spreadsheet.When new members join,we write down all the info of their gear and it is kept in the Training officers office.

  4. Hello We really don’t track ours at all. we wash them when they get dirty. If one set needs repair we write it down and put it in the file for that member.

  5. We have a spread sheet system that has the gear checked bi-annually and we check and clean gear after every incident. The firefighters also check and clean their gear on their own on a regular basis.

  6. Do not know if our dept tracks the gear I do know we are wearing some 1991 vintage globe gear and are looking to replace it soon

  7. We do not use either method to track cleaning and maintenance of our turnout gear, but we do have a procedure that we inspect it with.

  8. We use a spread sheet for tracking dates of the equipment. Most of our gear gets inspected by situations we are involved in. So new gear can be fitted and ordered if need be quickly.

  9. Being an extremely small, rural dept, we have to use the old fashioned paper method to track our gear status. Between funding cuts and the decrease in fundraising income, we dont have money for a lot of the esentials.

  10. I don’t believe there is any method sometimes our gear gets washed if very nasty but other than that we have to wash on our own as inspection goes none that I know of unless there is a very obvious reason to or a complaint. thanks

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