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Fire Breathing Apparatus Tips

  • Clean the SCBA face piece

    he face piece is exposed to all kinds of dirt and grime from the fireground and exposure in the station as well as in the truck.

  • Check your batteries

    It's better to waste batteries with some life left than what's left of your own life.

  • 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.

  • Recognize Risk Factors


    Exposures occur in several forms and by several routes. Respiratory exposures occur because firefighters remove breathing apparatus without knowing airborne hazards exist...

  • Tackling vehicle fires

    Remember to carry out strong PPE safety practices when operating at vehicle fires. Full protective clothing and SCBA should be utilized on all vehicle fires...

  • Dangers in cellars

    Cellars can present a range of hazards to firefighters, particularly after a fire has been extinguished...

  • Cold weather basics


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

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