Equipment Manager, EQPM

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Incident Positions
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  • Provides safety training for subordinate personnel who are typically not experienced in fire activities. Includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fire shelter use, etc.
  • Instructs drivers on safety procedures, road conditions, both those for normal conditions and those involved in typical fire conditions.
  • Ensures requirements for hazardous materials handling are addressed and complied with.
  • Schedules transportation to maximize use of available vehicles and equipment resources.
  • Obtains a briefing from the supervisor, Ground Support Unit Leader.
  • Provides for the safety and welfare of personnel assigned to the incident.
  • Establishes and maintains positive internal and external interpersonal working relationships.
  • Schedules transportation of resources and supplies.
  • Dispatches vehicles and equipment according to IAP.
  • Maintains support unit inventory (ICS 218).
  • Ensures all equipment time reports are accurate and daily turned in to the EQTR.
  • Establishes areas for fuel, service, maintenance, and repair for vehicles and other equipment.
  • Completes pre and post use inspection of all equipment.
  • Designs and implements a transportation plan.
  • Completes paperwork (shift tickets, time reports, fuel tickets, work orders, etc.) in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provides for road maintenance.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Good understanding of capabilities and limitations of different types of vehicles and equipment on different terrain.
  • Understanding of road maintenance.
  • Basic mechanical understanding of most types of vehicles and heavy equipment.
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