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PPE & SCBA Main Topics Basic PPE Identification PPE Function PPE Maintenance Types of SCBA’s at NLT SCBA Maintenance Structural Bunker Gear NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensemble for Structural Firefighting This Includes: Bunker Coats Bunker Pants Bunker Boots Helmets Gloves Hoods Labels Manufacturers Name Manufacturers Address Country of Manufacture Manufactures ID, Lot, or Serial Number Month and Year of Manufacture Model Name or Design Garment Materials Cleaning Procedures Structural Helmets Protects the head from impact Provides protection from heat and cold Provides secondary eye and neck protection Eye Protection Provides protection from smoke Provides protection from debris Eye Protection Types: Safety Glasses Goggles Helmet Face Shields SCBA Masks Helmet & Eye Protection Uses Collisions Structure Fires Vehicle Fires Dumpster Fires Brush Fires Grass Fires Technical Rescues Swift Water Rescues Medical Responses Hard Hat Areas Daily Station Duties Structural Hoods & Gloves Hoods: Provide ear protection Provide neck protection Provide some facial protection Gloves Provide protection from heat Provide protection from some hand injuries Bunker Coats & Pants Three Different Layers: Outer Shell Moisture Barrier Thermal Barrier Protects You From: Direct flame contact Hot water and vapors Radiant Heat Some sharp objects Cold Weather Toxic exposures Bunker Boots Two Types: Rubber Boots Leather Boots Protects Your Feet From: Falling objects Hot embers Penetrating injuries Some radiant heat and direct flame contact Structural Gear Uses Structure Fires Vehicle Fires Dumpster Fires Collisions Brush and Grass Fires (if that’s all you have with you) Minor HAZMAT Incidents Minor WMD Concerns Wildland Gear NFPA 1977 Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Firefighting This Includes: Gloves Goggles Brush Coats and Pants Helmets and Hoods Boots Wildland Helmets Protects your head from falling objects Protects your head from hot embers Protects your head from some radiant heat Wildland Hoods & Gloves Hoods: Provide ear protection Provide neck protection Provide some facial protection Gloves Provide protection from heat Provide protection from some hand injuries Wildland Coats and Pants Wildland coats and pants are only one layer primarily made up of cotton, treated cotton, or inherently flame resistant materials. Wildland Coats and Pants protect you from: Some radiant heat Hot embers Cold Weather Some toxic exposures Wildland Boots Wildland Boots are generally leather boots Protects Your Feet From: Falling objects Hot embers Penetrating injuries Some radiant heat and direct flame contact Wildland Gear Uses Grass Fires Brush Fires Gear Maintenance Gear Inspection: Once a Month Proper Fit Functioning buttons Functioning zippers Functioning velcro Reflective Tape Clean Check the in service dates Any obvious signs of degradation Keep gear out of direct sun light SCBA’s Four Primary Functions: Protects from oxygen deficiency Protects from elevated temperatures Protects from smoke Protects from toxic atmospheres (with or without fire) SCBA’s Three Types of SCBA’s: Drager Scott MSA SCBA’s Drager: On very few trucks Heavy Bulky 30 min. cylinders Non-integrated PASS devices Old SCBA’s Scott: Mostly on back up trucks Light weight Less Bulky 30 min. cylinders Integrated PASS device SCBA’s MSA: On all first out engines Light weight Less bulky 45 min. cylinders Integrated PASS devices Voice amplified masks Components of SCBA’s SCBA Maintenance SCBA Inspection: Every Day Proper Fit (Pull out straps) Obvious signs of degradation Cylinder Pressure Cleanliness Operate the PASS device Operate the mask Medical Response Gear Gloves Eye Protection Mask (if needed) Medical Gear Conclusion Know your gear Know when to use it Know how to use it Use it properly Take care of it It could mean the difference between LIFE AND DEATH!!! Questions or Comments?
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