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Fire SCBA Tips
Disinfect the regulator
Decontaminating the regulator will stop the spread of germs from one firefighter to another. ...
Check the date
The dates will let the firefighter know if the cylinder is within its current life-span for use. ...
Check the RIT connection
This is a small part, but vital part; it is a lifeline connection for the firefighter. ...
Check the battery
It is important to check the status of the batteries to ensure they are in good working condition. ...
Check for the "O" ring
The O ring wears out with frequent usage and will need to be replaced on a regular basis. ...
Air condensation
At first glance, it may look like the cylinder was not properly filled. ...
Secure the SCBA
Whatever system you have in your apparatus, make sure the SCBAs are secure. ...
Extend the straps
Make sure the straps are fully extended during routine SCBA checks or during regular inspection times. ...
Dock the regulator
Not properly docked, the regulator can accumulate dirt and get in the way while the firefighter performs fireground tasks. ...
Ensure the regulator is snapped in place
To ensure that the connection has been made correctly, pull back on the MMR to try to pull it out. ...
Ensure your SCBA cylinder is snapped in place
To be sure the connection is made, pull back on the cylinder valve in an attempt to pull it out. If connected properly, it will not come out. ...
Proper PPE use protects firefighter health
There are obvious safety reasons for wearing full PPE correctly every time, but there are also important health reasons ...
Best practices for safe and effective communications
All personnel must be trained to use their radios in conjunction with other protective equipment. Comprehensive and continuing training is critical as communications is a key ...
Portable Radio User Guide
Users and their behaviors have an impact on the effectiveness of fireground communications. Human factors, such as the way we speak and organization of reports, affect ...
Top 5 Reasons Why Applications Do Not Make it to Panel Review
There are five main reasons why Assistance to Firefighters Grants applications do not make it to panel review. ...
Cold weather basics
During cold,wet winter weather, it's obviously important to stay as dry and warm as possible... ...
Recognize the Hidden Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a product of incomplete or poor combustion. It's a direct and cumulative poison. Many people encounter CO regularly and never know it because it's invisible ...