National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Headlamp – Firefighters, LED

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 
Storage and Shelf Life Procedure: 
Store without batteries.

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for broken wires, rust or corrosion on any metal part, and cracks in the battery case, light bezel, or lens cover. Inspect for broken or missing components, O-Ring damage, battery leakage in the battery case, and dirt or damage to retention straps.
  2. Return to stock if item has not been removed from plastic bag, is clean and appears to have not been used (inspect for batteries in battery case).
  3. Refurbish item if easily cleaned and any missing or damaged components are available for replacement.
  4. Dispose of item if missing or damaged components aren’t replaceable; if battery leakage is discovered; or if unit fail testing for performance.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Wipe entire unit clean to include lamp housing, battery cam, and both sides of lens with soft cloth and mild soapy water.
  2. Remove retention straps and hand wash with mild detergent, rinse and air dry. Reinstall.

B. Repair

  1. Install new retention straps, battery case latch, and O-ring if required.
  2. Lightly lubricate the O-ring and lens cap threads with silicone grease when necessary.
  3. Salvage usable parts from unserviceable units when practical.

C. Testing for performance

  1. Test unit with new batteries.
  2. Test all light mode functions; if any bulb does not function, dispose of headlamp.
  3. Test elasticity of retention straps; if defective, replace.
  4. Check O-ring is present and pliable, replace as necessary.
  5. Remove batteries prior to storage.

D. Repackaging

  1. Individually package headlamp in plastic bag.
  2. Package 50 each in NFES #002006 carton (23” x 19” x 10”).


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