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AFES PM means safety for crew.

CREWMEN, YOUR STRYKER'S AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM (AFES) CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE.

BUT JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT, REGULAR PMCS IS CRITICAL IN MAKING SURE THE AFES WORKS WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.

DO THESE CHECKS EVERY DAY TO KEEP YOUR AFES GOOD TO GO ...

1. Inside the crew compartment, make sure shipping caps have been removed and stowed in the cap bag and replaced with the AFES nozzle.

2. Make sure all detector lenses are clean. Wipe the dirty lenses with a clean, dry cloth. A lens tissue dampened with a mild cleanser can also be used.

3. Check each wire connector on the cylinder. All should be connected and in good condition.

4. Turn your Stryker's main power switch to ON and check the AFES control panel. When the vehicle is started, all the LEDs on the AFES panel will blink for up to seven seconds.

After start up, only the green POWER lamp should stay lit on the detection system and engine control box. No other lamps should be lit.

5. Ensure pressure gauges on the extinguisher bottles are in the green zone.

REMEMBER: AFES CREW COMPARTMENT SENSORS TRIGGER THE EXTINGUISHER THROUGH OPTICAL FLAME DETECTION.

SO NEVER HAVE AN OPEN FLAME INSIDE OF YOUR STRYKER OR HANG ITEMS IN FRONT OF SENSORS.

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Title Annotation:Stryker ...; automatic fire extinguishing system
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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