Vehicle ID required for apparatus repairs

We have had some complaints from automotive shops personnel that they keep getting tickets written up for the wrong apparatus. This was caused because users would use the FDID rather than the vehicle ID or plate number. This problem occurs when an apparatus is placed out of service and is replaced by a reserve unit which then takes on the FDID designator. So, we have now removed the FDID from the apparatus vehicle drop down list. The drop down list now uses the Vehicle ID and plate number to designate which apparatus is being written up.