Pack the Mitigation Response Vehicle Before Responding to an Emergency
Processes For Growing Restoration Companies
Pack the Mitigation Response Vehicle Before Responding to an Emergency
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This process will make sure you have all of the necessary tools and equipment to respond and perform the mitigation job safely and efficiently.
Step 1: Review loss information provided by the office
Review the loss information before responding and confirm that all of the information required has been filled out.
  • Loss site address - confirmed in GPS
  • Loss information - source, age of house, affected areas, other
  • Special equipment required - ladders, PPE, other
Step 2: Confirm that all tools, equipment and materials are stocked on the response vehicle
Typical equipment and supplies that should be stocked on the mitigation response vehicle.
Note: this is a generic list and should be updated and posted in the shop.

Administration and Safety Equipment:
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Roadside emergency kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) book
  • Haz-Com binder
  • Job folders
  • Extra forms
  • GPS
  • Hazard signs
  • Wet floor sign
  • Calculator
  • Digital camera
  • iPad or other technology
  • Gas card
  • Permanent marker
  • Zip lock bags for samples
  • Clip boards
  • On Call list
Extraction Wands and Hoses:
  • Sewer wand
  • Clean water wand
  • High pressure hose
  • Extraction hoses
  • Water supply hose
Production Equipment
  • Water key
  • 2 rolls 6 mil trash bags
  • Carpet grooming rake
  • Foam blocks
  • Clear furniture tabs
  • 4 Extension cords
  • 10 Electrical adaptors
  • 220 Electric panel (220 dryer)
  • Empty 5 gallon bucket
  • 1 Roll 6 mil fire retardant poly sheeting for containment or roof covering
  • 1 Bundle furring strips for roof covering or other
  • 3 – 1.5 boxes
  • Moving blankets
  • 1 Roll lay-flat – 18”
  • 1 Roll lay-flat – 9”
  • 1 Roll carpet mask
  • 1 Roll floor mask
  • 2” Blue tape
  • 3” Yellow tape
  • 6” White vinyl tape
  • Floor scraper with blades
  • 6’ Ladder
  • Portable lighting
  • 4 Moving disks
  • Air sled
Restoration and cleaning solutions
  • 10 Clean white towels
  • 3 Gallons antimicrobial
  • 2 Cans spray adhesive
  • 2 Empty trigger sprayer
Testing Equipment
  • Carpet sensor
  • Thermal hygrometer
  • Manometers
  • Non-penetrating moisture meter
  • Penetrating w/ slide hammer
  • 1000 CFM Air scrubber and collars
  • Spare 16x16x2 filter pleated & carbon
  • Wall drying set up
  • 6 – LGR DH’s
  • 3 50-Gallon water collection barrel
  • 8 Air movers
  • 1 HEPA Vac w/ attachments
  • Portable extraction unit
  • Portable extraction hose
  • Portable high pressure hose
  • Skill saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Oscillating multitool
  • Cordless drill
  • Tool box with hand tools: hammer, knives, screw drivers, pry bars, drywall knife, hand saw, etc.
  • Demolition tools
  • Clean up tools: broom, dust pan, flat shovel, round point shovel, rake
Step 3: Confirm that all necessary PPE is stocked on the response vehicle
Typical PPE items that may be required on a mitigation project:
  • Half or full face respirator
  • Organic cartridges
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Liquid-repellent coveralls
  • Waterproof coveralls
  • Waterproof rubber gloves
  • Rubber boots
  • Safety glasses, goggles or face shield
  • Booties
Step 4: Complete the daily vehicle safety maintenance checklist before departing
Before departing inspect the vehicle for the following:
  • Check engine oil levels
  • Check coolant levels
  • Check fuel gage - fill if less than half tank
  • Check head lights
  • Check backup lights
  • Check parking lights
  • Check brake lights
  • Check directional lights
  • Check tail lights
  • Check side lights
  • Check tires including spare
  • Check mirrors
  • Check windshield wipers
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