About Generic Equipment
Generic equipment is a class or group of equipment that is usually not kept in the same location. Once you have added the generic equipment record (entered as a standard inventory record with Generic Equipment checked) you can add this generic equipment to the inventory record that the generic equipment is located on.
If you have set up Equipment Location lookup codes specifically for the primary apparatus and run the Apparatus Inventory Checklist report, all generic equipment and equipment linked to the main apparatus will be listed by the equipment location.
Note: For this to work properly, you should set up the equipment location codes so they are sorted as the locations would be situated during an inventory check (that is, walk from one location to the next).