The purpose of this procedure is to define the reservation process, the general responsibilities for, and the procedures for use of the Fire Safety House Trailer.
The Metrofire Fire Safety House Trailer is for use of Metrofire communities only.
This vehicle will only be turned over to a community that has proper towing equipment.
The minimum towing vehicle is a ½ ton pickup, or a Suburban or larger sport utility vehicle.
The Towing Vehicle must be equipped with;
a) An electric brake controller.
b) A Bargman 7-way electrical connector.
c) A Class III receiver hitch for towing
d) A 2 5/16" ball
This vehicle will only be turned over to a community if that community has personnel assigned to the unit who have participated in an operational procedures class on the unit conducted by the Fire Safety House Trailer Host Community
Length: 32 feet
Height: 11 feet 10 inches
Width: 8 feet
Gross total weight: 6,020 pounds
In order to schedule the use of the trailer, the requesting community must submit a request in writing (mail or FAX) to the Chief of the Fire Safety House Trailer Host Community. A phone call to check on availability is suggested. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
CHECK OFF LISTS: (copies of required check off lists and reports accompany this procedure)
The Towing Checklist must be filled out prior to towing of the unit. This checklist is critical to prevent damage to the unit.
Each community must fill out interior and exterior checklists at the beginning and close of each day that the trailer is in use. These completed checklists should be left in the kitchen drawer. Blank forms will be available in the kitchen drawer.
At the conclusion of each community program, each community shall make out a program report and forward it to the Chief of the Fire Safety House Trailer Host Community. This will provide statistical information for the Fire Marshal"s office on our annual usage.
Any damage to the vehicle must be reported immediately to the Chief of the Fire Safety House Trailer Host Community, in order to make arrangements for repairs as soon as possible.