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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.
Count the missing teeth–
If there isn't a recommendation made or to be found, consult a local dealer to find the information.
Nozzles on pre-connected hose lines can also be readied for action.
Listen to your equipment–
It allows you to listen to the engine and other moving parts to ensure that everything sounds as it should.
Stage your equipment–
Doing this removes needed steps to start it once it is needed.
Drink a lot of water over the course of the shift or working day.
Keep a clean face–
The SCBA face piece cannot make an airtight seal against a firefighters face if whiskers are present.
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.
Clean the truck windows–
Use window cleaner to clean the inside and outside of the windshield and side windows as well as the mirrors.
Keep the hydrant kit low–
Keeping it low makes the job easier and decreases the potential for injury.
Open your gate valves slowly–
Open the valve partially to allow water to fill the line first, then fully open it to allow the water to pressurize the line.
Check your batteries–
It's better to waste batteries with some life left than what's left of your own life.
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