Just wondering if anyone out there is using a tablet or other digital device to do their truck checks? We are trying to move away from paper and looking for the easiest solution. 

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We still use paper when doing our truck checks, it seems to be simple as each member chooses which of the many trucks we have to do checks on. Although digital device sounds like it would be easier. My question is would you still be able to split the apparatuses between members using the digital device? 

We use an outfit called www.Firecheckoffs.com. It is a web based check-off and tracking system that you can access with a tablet, smart phone or desktop computer. We have been using it for a few years now and have been very pleased with it.

 We use it to track Apparatus, Equipment and SCBA dailys and repairs along with our bunker gear cleanings and repairs. and yes multiple logins can happen simultaneously.

One of our members is pretty good with web design, and created web-based truck check forms for most of our vehicles.  They can be accessed on PC, tablet and phones.  Everything that is okay gets checked off.  When the form is submitted, the office gets a copy, as well as the captain responsible for that truck.  The email includes who checked it, anything that didn't get a check mark, and a section for notes.  Seems to work very well.  I've included a screenshot of one of the forms.

Thanks for great suggestions.  Recently I have tried an excel spreadsheet on Google docs. I tried it with a laptop and seems to work well. The advantage is that  anyone it is shared with gets notified whenever a change is made and of course it is safely stored in the cloud. I will definitely check out "Firecheckoffs" 

One of the features I am looking for is the ability to do a partial check (since there are never enough hours in a day for us volunteers) and to be able to see were the last  person left off so we don't keep checking the same things and conversely never checking other things.

Thanks again for your responses

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