National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Pole – Ridge, 16’

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Visually inspect for use, damage, bent pole, or missing parts–dispose of damaged pieces (salvage usable parts).
  2. Ensure all parts are present. Ridge poles are made up of 6 parts. 2 end white pieces, 3 middle black pieces, and a short double male piece. (See picture above) All 6 pieces go into a box and make up 1 each.
  3. Return item to stock if it passes inspection, is clean, and shows no sign of use.
  4. Dispose of item if it does not pass inspection and it is not repairable.
  5. Refurbish if item has been used and/or damage is repairable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning Procedures

  1. Remove all foreign material.
  2. Clean with damp cloth.
  3. Use adhesive remover if there is sticky residue from tape.

B. Repair

  • Replace missing or damaged parts.

C. Testing for Performance 

  • none

D. Repackaging

  • All 6 pieces go into a box and are collectively 1 each.
  • Package in carton NFES #008004 carton (43” x 7” x 4 3/4”).

Pole - Ridge, 16'. Six polls laying on ground.


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