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Cold weather basics

Cold weather basics

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Cold weather basics


Name: FireRescue1 Staff


During cold,wet winter weather, it's obviously important to stay as dry and warm as possible.

Remember that the outer shell of protective clothing absorbs water and can freeze, while protective hoods absorb moisture including body perspiration.

Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for cold weather use of SCBA, and make sure water doesn't seep into regulators or emmission valves. In addition, extra turnout gear should be available, especially gloves, while water-repellant footwear with good traction can help to avoid fireground accidents in freezing conditions.
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Tales from the Turntable - A Truckie's View Tales from the Turntable - A Truckie's View Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:55:05 AM Also be cautious of situations that present a risk for slips, trips and falls. These types of accidents occur frequently during any type of inclement weather.


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