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Step-Step Setup Instructions

Preliminary Setup: Inflator/deflators, extension cords and AirGuards are located in totes which are housed in the Support Trailer. Remove the totes and position near the inflation area.
STEP 1 - Unload and Pre-Position

Place the tent on a cart, roll the cart to your desired location and remove the tent from the cart. (You may need assistance during this step). Make sure the buckles on the cover are facing up.
STEP 2 - Unpack and Roll Out

Untie the straps on the tent cover and unroll the tent. Position the tent so that the tent is straight and not curved. Begin unfolding the tent. Be careful not to walk or step on any part of the tent while it is not inflated.
STEP 3 - Air Control

Locate and open the “Air Control” flap. Remove the twist cap on the inflation port, exposing the valve by pushing the center of the valve in and rotate counter clockwise a quarter turn. The valve will remain in the open position at this point.
STEP 4 - Begin Inflation

Extend the hose of the inflator/deflator (looks similar to a canister vacuum cleaner) so that it is straight. Insert the nozzle of the inflator/deflator into the valve opening, hold it in place and begin inflation. ONLY SWITCH ON ONE MOTOR. If both motors are activated the Inflator/Deflator may overheat.
STEP 5 - Assist

Once the tent reaches 75% inflation, it may be necessary to have an assistant or assistants enter the tent and guide the tubes to their correct position. USE CAUTION WHEN INSIDE THE TENT DURING INFLATION, THERE ARE INTERIOR ROPES AND TUBES THAT MAY BE TRIPPING HAZARDS.

Inflation should continue until air escapes from the Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) or when all tubes are in position and firm. Discontinue inflation, PRESS IN AND ROTATE THE INFLATION VALVE CLOCKWISE UNTIL THE VALVE ”SEATS” AND IS SEALED. Put the twist cap back on the inflation port
STEP 7 - AirGuard

Located above the black pressure relief valve and the main inflation valve is the AUXILLIARY INFLATION VALVE (AIV). When all tubes are in position and inflexible, attach the AirGuard by sliding back the outer housing on the AIV and inserting the fitting on the end of the AirGuard’s hose.
The Air Guard will maintain a constant pressure of 4 PSI. This will allow the tent to be structurally sound in any atmospheric condition. Plug in the AirGuard once the electrical systems are in place.
STEP 8 - Stake Down

NOTE: The Stake down Kit which comes with each tent should only be used in the event the system is being setup in an area that can have stakes driven into the ground. Otherwise, secure the tents using sand bags, cinder blocks, cars, etc. in place of the stakes

Remove the hammer and the stakes from the Setup and Repair Kit. Locate the guide ropes on each corner of the tent and pull them taut before staking. Hammer the stakes 2/3 into the ground at a 45º angle.

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Repacking Tents

Preliminary Steps: Move tent carts into position near the tent which will be being disassembled for quicker re-load. Locate the inflator/deflator units and cases for final deflation and storage of the tent(s).

Repack 1 - Unplug the AirGuard
Unplug and remove the AirGuard from the tent by sliding back the outer housing of the AIV.
Repack 2 - Begin Deflation
Deflate the tent by opening the twist cap then pushing and turning the fill valve counterclockwise to mostly deflate the tent.
Repack 3 - Aided Deflation
Turn ON one (1) motor of the unit, attach the deflation hose and cap assembly to the opposite end of the inflator/deflator and the hose end to the inflation port on the tent to proceed with deflation.
Repack 4 - Fold and Roll
Once the tent structure is completely deflated, fold and roll the tent into the cover (use the Tent Folding Diagram below). Cinch the straps closed and transport tent to storage area.
Repack 5 - Assist
NOTE: It is very important that the tent is completely deflated and then rolled as tightly as possible.

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Repairing Tents

Attention!: Punctures to the air structure can be repaired with duct tape until a more permanent patch can be affixed. EVERY EMS INNOVATIONS TENT COMES WITH ITS OWN REPAIR KIT (located in a bag with the stake-down kit). Additional items needed for repairs include duct tape, scissors or box cutter, 120 grit sand paper, pliers or adjustable wrench.
Repair 1 - Find the Damage
Locate the damaged area(s) to be repaired. Determine whether repairs can be made while the tent is inflated. In the picture below the damage was to the floor of the tent so the tent could be repaired while inflated.
Repair 2 - Make a Patch
Using scissors, a knife, or Multi-tool cut 2 patches out of the provided material which is a bit larger than the hole(s) to be patched (for flooring).
Repair 3 - Patching
Insert one patch into the largest hole and flatten out, this will aid in collecting any glue which may go through the hole(s). Use the sandpaper to rough the surfaces around the hole (This aids in adhering the patch to this area). Clean off any excess debris from around the patch area.
Repair 4 - Glue
Use the brush to spread a thin coating of glue onto the entire uncoated (not shiny) side of the patch and around the patch area. Glue should be applied as close to the edge of the patch as possible.

NOTE: Krazy glue (supplied by user) can be used to glue the patch as well. Be careful to not lay a brush loaded with glue on other surfaces of the tent.
Repair 5 - Seal the Patch
Press the patch down and hold in place for 3-5 minutes to ensure a tight seal, paying special attention to the edges of the patch.

NOTE: More complicated patches (replacing inflation valves, patching tubes, patching areas larger than the included swatch, etc.) should be left up to an EMS Innovations trained employee. If the tent is being used to house patients, use duct tape to cover the area temporarily and stop further damage. This also applies to the air structure. More permanent repairs can be made after a critical deployment.

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