FULL LIST OF Safety Tips
Use a blocker at MVAs–
This will reduce the exposure of personnel being hit and struck by other traffic.
Ensure your regulator is snapped in–
If connected properly, the MMR will remain secure to the face piece.
The vest should be approved for traffic use and have the proper reflective stripping.
Ensure the SCBA regulator seats–
Give a little tug on the regulator to make sure that it is firmly and securely locked.
Wash your face piece–
Removing contaminates reduces your risk of exposure.
Turn off your PASS–
It is important to prevent these false activations, as they foster a culture of complacency.
Roof hooks out–
You don't want sharp prongs poking you in the face or head when trying to climb a ladder.
Use the headphones–
Although they may look unfashionable while driving, they are doing their job of preventing hearing loss.
Be a link in the safety chain–
The links of the chain show that everyone is involved in the chain of safety.
Check for bunk beds–
When conducting a search of bedrooms at a residence with children, feel above the bed to check for the upper part.
Pin struts for safety–
The safety pins are rated to withstand certain amount of weight based upon whether one or both pins are used.
Be the spotter–
This will help build confidence and hopefully independence with the skill.
Use your legs not your back–
Remember, your legs have lots of muscle mass and are designed to lift, your back is not.
Pylons improve road safety–
The pylon is one of our basic tools on the fire truck that is overlooked on many calls.
Wear hearing protection during truck checks–
This will allow firefighters to hear all the radio traffic, but not be exposed to loud noise for long periods of time.
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