What We Do
If you are in need of a Region 6 Pre-award Inspection, Pre-season Inspection, Roll-over Modification Inspection (replacement with like or better equipment) or a WA State DNR Inspection, you’re where you need to be.
The Memorandum of Understanding
Fire Fleet Maintenance has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group for Region 6 vehicle and equipment inspection.
Fire Fleet Maintenance performs the following types of inspections, click each for details and reservations.
Schedule & Reservations
In order for contracting deadlines to be met efficiently, inspections are compressed into just a few weeks in early spring. This is an especially difficult time to move around heavy equipment. To provide the greatest customer service our schedule is built according to customer demand. We will work with you to find a date, time and location that works for you. Our goal is to inspect tracked heavy equipment in place, if possible, so it is not necessary to load the equipment up on a transport.
Preparing for Inspection
Come ready to fight fire. Except only one legal driver/operator (no need for crew). No need for weight slip. If required it’s included in your inspection. Yes, the vehicle needs to be legally registered and insured if it is on a public roadway. Please, read the solicitation and check to make sure you have everything. Don’t go by the inspection check list forms. They are not complete and have gotten lots of people in trouble. Deep breaths, it’s all good. Our mission is to pass you, not fail you. Pay close attention to Section D – Resource Information. If you have questions just send us a message.
What to Expect
You’ve seen us at check-in on fires for years. Yes, we will inspect your vehicle the same way, with the same safety inspection form (OF-296). Except, this time there is no fire. We are DOT inspectors and can apply a DOT annual inspection sticker, but only if you pass. We will weigh your vehicle with our certified scales if required by the solicitation. Engines need to demonstrate drafting and perform a pump test. Water tank capacity is verified by weight. We will check all of your equipment on the vehicle against the solicitation requirements. For all other types of equipment we will verify it performs according to the solicitation.