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Section 15: Use of Equipment

Western EMS purchases equipment with funding from the Office of Activities, Inter-Hall Council, Hall Governments, and from donations. The equipment has been purchased for the safety of the patients and members alike. Whenever possible, the organization’s equipment should be used.

While on duty, the equipment is the responsibility of the crew. While it is understood that normal wear and tear will occur, any damage or irregularities not noted on inspection form will be the responsibility of the duty crew for that shift. If a piece of equipment is malfunctioning, then it should be brought to the attention of the Duty Lieutenant and an Equipment Malfunction Report Form should be filled out.

Use of personal equipment is not prohibited, but discouraged. All personal equipment must have prior approval from the Captain. If a member chooses to use personal equipment, any damages occurring to Western EMS equipment or their own equipment will be the responsibility of the member. That member will be held responsible for all replacement and/or costs.