As part of this annual inspection, wrecker operators’ advertisement and signage shall be reviewed for any violations of Rule 15B-9.005(4), FAC (Advertising a Relationship with the FHP and other Police Agencies).
To ensure the integrity of these inspections, Troop Commanders or designees from Troops I and J shall assign CVE Troopers to assist the adjoining troops within their region for the purpose of conducting the wrecker inspections.
If the wrecker operator responds with a non-approved wrecker, he/she shall be denied the call, rotated to the bottom of the list and the next wrecker called from the rotation list. The member shall advise the district supervisor in charge of wrecker inspections of any non-approved wreckers, equipment or operator violations.
Per F.A.C. 15B-9.005, the specifications and required equipment for all classifications of wreckers shall include the following:
A cradle, tow plate or tow sling to pick up vehicles;
Dual rear wheels;
Clearance and marker lights and all other equipment as
required by Chapter 316, F.S.;
A rotor-beam or strobe-type light, amber in color, mounted on the wrecker in such a manner that it can be seen from the front, rear, and both sides.
The name, address, and telephone number of the wrecker operator for the zone in which the operator is qualified must be painted or permanently affixed in a conspicuous place on both sides of the trucks;
At least one heavy duty push broom with a minimum width of 24 inches;
One square shovel;
One crowbar or pry-bar with a minimum length of 30
A minimum of one, five-pound CO2 or dry chemical fire extinguisher or equivalent; (The fire extinguisher must be an approved type, properly charged, and have a current inspection tag attached.)