Maintenance on the trucks is the process of inspecting, repairing, and servicing the vehicles used by the Pierce County Search and Rescue organization. We currently have two trucks, one van and a trailer. It is important to keep the trucks in good working condition, as they are essential for transporting personnel, equipment, and supplies to and from all search and rescue operations. Maintenance on the trucks also ensures compliance with safety standards and regulations, as well as reduces the risk of breakdowns and accidents.
Some of the responsibilities for a member maintaining the units rigs throughout the year are:
Conducting or delgating pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the trucks, checking for any defects, damages, or malfunctions.
Reporting any issues or problems with the trucks to the board of directors, and arranging for repairs or replacements as soon as possible.
Following a scheduled maintenance program that includes periodic checks of the engine, transmission, brakes, tires, fluids, filters, belts, hoses, batteries, lights, wipers, and other components.
Keeping records of all maintenance activities performed on the trucks, such as dates, mileage, parts used, costs incurred, and service providers.
Cleaning and sanitizing the interior and exterior of the trucks regularly, removing any dirt, debris, or contaminants.
Ensuring that the trucks are equipped with all the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies for the search and rescue missions, such as radios, GPS devices, first aid kits, ropes, etc. (this works closely with the members in charge of equipment).
Participating in training sessions to update the drivers knowledge and skills on truck maintenance and operation.