National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Motorized Equipment Unit

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Mission Statement

The National Interagency Support Cache Motorized Equipment Unit (NISC-MEU) provides national leadership in developing and implementing interagency standards and best practices for NISC motorized equipment maintenance and refurbishment.

Primary Objectives

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  • Establish and communicate best practices for maintaining pumps, chainsaws, generators and other motor driven equipment used in NISC system.
  • Provide recommendations on enhancing performance, management, standardization and life cycle of NISC motorized equipment to the NFES.
  • Provide recommendations/specifications for the acquisition of new NISC motorized equipment.
  • Assist in the testing of new products in conjunction with Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) and San Dimas Technology and Development Center (SDTDC) to facilitate optimal longevity and performance of motorized equipment.
Tom O'Berry
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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