Gear Numbering System

DeputyMikey
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Gear Numbering System

Postby DeputyMikey » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:28 pm

Hey all,

I was wondering if someone can give me a run down of how your department tracks issued PPE in regards to a numbering system or whatever system you use.

Thanks,

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Hacienda216
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Postby Hacienda216 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:00 pm

For on scene ID and accountability purposes or maintenance & inspection purposes?

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Postby DNRapparel » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:25 am

Our city, Brampton, we have a serial number inside both our Fire Jackets and Fire Pants. They usually match like FJ1234 and FP1234.
The serial numbers are actually inside them from Starfield...

hope this helps.
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Hacienda216
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Postby Hacienda216 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:50 am

Ya, Bingo. Our new stuff is all serialized and barcoded from the factory. Old stuff got a label/serial number sewn in the first time they went in for inspection/cleaning/repairs. A little tag in pant and coat that was something like XFD1234P and XFD1234C.

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Postby Buckster » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:23 pm

ours have our nametag on the liner
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Postby cmollison » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:33 pm

All our gear has a serial number on it which is inputed in Firehouse.
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Postby fdfish » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:47 pm

[quote=""Buckster""]ours have our nametag on the liner[/quote]

same...pants and coat.
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Postby DeputyMikey » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:08 am

Thanks for the replies so far.

The numbering will be for maintenace and tracking. 90% of our coats and pants have FF's names in them as well. What happens if that member quits and the gear is still good? Does the name "Joe Smith" stay with the gear for it's shelf life?

Mike

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Gear Tracking

Postby LTPVFD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:01 pm

All of our new gear comes with serial numbers, and name on the inside of the jacket and pants. Additionally all new gear has a number on the outside - on the leg or the sleeve. If gear gets sent out for repairs, and it does not have a number on it yet, then a number is assigned. Helps track the gear for maintenance, cleaning, and repair. Eventually as we replace old gear, all will have serial numbers and identification numbers on the outside.

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Postby Hacienda216 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:21 am

[quote=""DeputyMikey""]Thanks for the replies so far.

The numbering will be for maintenace and tracking. 90% of our coats and pants have FF's names in them as well. What happens if that member quits and the gear is still good? Does the name "Joe Smith" stay with the gear for it's shelf life?

Mike[/quote]

Ours only have the name printed on the NFPA compliance label inside the jacket, nothing on the outside of the gear. It stays there if the member goes, but really, the items are tracked by the serial number, regardless of the name on the inside.


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