Calif. fire chief, union at odds over safety of SCBA

Monrovia bought the breathing equipment in 2009 along with 25 other departments in LA County; union said straps, PASS system had problems


By Nathan McIntire
The Pasadena Star—News

MONROVIA, Calif. — Fire department administrators and members of the firefighters' union are again clashing over a breathing device the rank and file believes is unsafe.

Firefighters in January began training with the new units — a tank and mask system that allows them to breathe oxygen when battling smoky fires — but the results were discouraging, union officials said.

Lexis/Nexis
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Calif. fire chief, union at odds over safety of SCBA

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2019 FireRescue1.com. All rights reserved.