National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Pole – Upright, Adjustable

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Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Visually inspect for use, damage, bent pole, or missing parts–dispose of damaged pieces (salvage usable parts).
  2. Return item to stock if it passes inspection, is clean and shows no sign of use.
  3. Dispose of item if it does not pass inspection and it is not repairable.
  4. Refurbish if item has been used and/or damage is repairable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

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

B. Repair

  1. If top pin is bent or broken, replace with a steel pin.
  2. Replace adjuster pins and cables when missing.

C. Testing for Performance

  • Extend pole to see if pole telescopes freely.

D. Repackaging

  • Package 6 each in carton NFES #008004 carton (43” x 7” x 4 3/4”).


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