National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Swatter – Fire

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect handle for cracks and warping. Inspect flapper and metal connection for cracks and broken or loose connection and components.
  2. Return to stock if no repair is necessary.
  3. Refurbish if damage is to the handle or connection can be repaired.
  4. Dispose of item if flapper cannot connect to handle or there is substantial damage to the flapper.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Clean flapper with wire brush.
  2. Wash flapper and handle with mild detergent and water.
  3. Rinse.

B. Repair

  1. Sand handle until smooth. Replace handle as necessary.
  2. Ensure flapper/handle connection is tight.

C. Testing for Performance

  • Check that the connection between handle and flapper is in good condition.

D. Repackaging

  • Local Cache option.


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