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Incident Command System

Equipment Manager

The following sections provide information on this position:

Equipment Manager - General

The Equipment Manager - provides service, repair, and fuel for all apparatus and equipment; provides transportation and support vehicle services; and maintains records of equipment use and service provided.

Equipment Manager - Specific Responsibilities
The major responsibilities of the Equipment Manager are:
  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Obtain the Incident Action Plan (IAP) to determine locations for assigned resources, Staging Area locations, and fueling and service requirements for all resources.

  • Obtain necessary equipment and supplies.

  • Provide maintenance and fueling according to schedule.

  • Prepare schedules to maximize use of available transportation.

  • Provide transportation and support vehicles for incident use.

  • Coordinate with Agency Representatives on service and repair policies, as required.

  • Inspect equipment condition and ensure coverage by equipment agreement.

  • Determine supplies (e.g., gasoline, diesel, oil and parts needed to maintain equipment in an efficient operating condition), and place orders with the Supply Unit.

  • Maintain Support Vehicle Inventory

  • Maintain equipment rental records.

  • Maintain equipment service and use records.

  • Check all service repair areas to ensure that all appropriate safety measures are being taken.

  • Maintain Activity Log.

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