Follow this guidance to prepare fire and emergency medical services (EMS) apparatus for civil unrest incidents:

  • Remove nonessential equipment from exterior vehicle compartments. Only store items in passenger compartment if it can be done safely.
  • Lock exterior compartments.
  • Roll up windows and tape to limit flying glass.
  • Cover hose beds with tarps.
  • Place all spare self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders that are stored in stations on apparatus.
  • Keep fuel and water tanks full.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance early in the day (daylight). Check vehicle, clean glass and wipers, ensure lights work, etc.