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SCOTT 4.5 Airpack. Manlius Fire Department Annual SCBA & RIT Pak Familiarization Drill. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES.

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Scott 4 5 airpack
SCOTT 4.5 Airpack

Manlius Fire Department

Annual SCBA & RIT Pak Familiarization Drill


Terminal learning objectives
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA, firefighters will be able to identify the parts and functions of the SCBA and RIT Pak and use the SCBA and RIT Pak as described in the Scott User Manual

  • OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA, firefighters will be able to properly donn the SCBA and mask as described in the Scott User Manual.

  • OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA, firefighters will be able to safely connect the RIC connection as described in the Scott User Manual

  • OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA and a RIT Pak or another Scott SCBA, firefighters will be able to identify several methods of providing supplemental air to a downed firefighter.



Cylinder
CYLINDER

  • Carbon fiber

  • 4500 PSI

    • Refill at 4000 PSI

  • “30 Minute” rated, but not really intended to last this long.

  • Depends on a number of factors.


Backpack and straps
BACKPACK AND STRAPS

  • Tri-slide cylinder buckle

  • Cylinder latch

  • Kevlar straps

  • Quick-release parachute buckles

  • Regulator holder

  • Inspection

    • Tears and burns

    • Chemical exposure


Integrated pass
INTEGRATED PASS

  • “PAK-ALERT SE”

  • Air activated

    • Opening cylinder

    • 3 audible chirps

    • Green light

  • Requires 6 AAbatteries

    • Low battery – single audible chirp every 2 seconds / no green light


Integrated pass1
INTEGRATED PASS

  • Manual alarm

    • Front of PASS

    • Red button

    • Full alarm on depression

  • Auto alarm

    • Motionless for 20 seconds

      • Pre-alarm

        • Ascending / Descending tone

        • 1 Red light flash /second

      • Full-alarm

        • 12 Seconds after pre-alarm

        • Continuous tones w/ red lights


Integrated pass2
INTEGRATED PASS

  • Reset button

    • Yellow button

    • Side of PASS

  • De-activation of full-alarm

    • Press reset button twice slowly

  • De-activation of PASS

    • Turn off cylinder

    • Vent residual pressure from regulator

    • Press reset button twice slowly

      • Two tone chirp


Regulator
REGULATOR

  • VIBRALERT alarm

    • 25% of cylinder pressure

    • Air actuated vibration

      • Re-circulates into mask

  • Air saver/Donning switch

  • Purge Valve

  • Integrated HUD


Regulator1
REGULATOR

  • Inspection

    • Hose and rubber

      • Cuts

      • Tears

      • Cracking

    • Quick connect

      • Dirt

      • Debris

    • Cleanliness

    • Purge valve

      • Smooth ½ turn


Heads up display
Heads Up Display

  • After initialization, the rectangular indicator lights will show the level of the air supply in the cylinder as follows:

  • FULL: 2 green lights glowing near the center of the display

  • THREE-QUARTERS: single green light glowing.

  • ONE-HALF: yellow light flashing slowly at once a second.

  • ONE-QUARTER cylinder end of service time indicator is indicated by the red light at the far left flashing rapidly at ten times a second.

  • When this warning light is flashing rapidly, the user must leave the hazardous atmosphere immediately.


Heads up display hud
HEADS-UP DISPLAY (HUD)

  • Visual display of SCBA air status

  • Series of lights indicate pressure

    • Full - 2 green

    • 75% - 1 green

    • 50% - 1 yellow slow flashing

    • 25% - 1 red rapid flashing


How to don av 3000 mask
How to Don AV 3000 Mask

  • Adjust the head straps to their full outward position.

  • Hold the facepiece in one hand and hold the head harness by the strap at the base of the head net.

  • Place the facepiece on the face with chin properly located in the chin pock­et while pulling the head harness over the top of the head. Verify that no hair or clothing is interfering with the face to facepiece seal. 12 A

  • Tighten the neck straps by pulling the two lower strap ends toward the rear of the head.

  • 12 B


Donning mask
Donning mask…

  • Stroke the head harness net down the back of the head using one or both hands. Verify that the head harness is lying flat against the back of the head. Retighten the neck straps. 12C

  • Tighten the two temple straps. Adjust the temple straps by pulling the two temple strap ends toward the back of the head. Over-tightening may cause discomfort. 12D

  • Retighten the neck straps if required.


Attaching regulator
Attaching Regulator

  • Fully depress the center of the air saver/donning switch on top of regulator and release.

  • The breathing regulator is equipped with an air aver/donning switch to prevent the rapid loss of air supply when the cylinder valve is open and the facepiece is removed from the face or the regulator is removed from the facepiece.


Attaching regulator1
Attaching Regulator

  • If the regulator is not attached to the facepiece, proceed as follows:

    • Verify that the regulator gasket is not damaged and is in place around the outlet port of the regulator.

    • Align the two flats of the regulator outlet port with the corre­sponding flats in the facepiece port (the red purge valve on the regulator will be in the 12 o’clock position). insert the regulator into the facepiece port.

    • Rotate the regulator counterclockwise (as viewed from inside of facepiece) until the red purge valve knob is on the left side of the facepiece. The lock tab on the regulator will lock into the facepiece retainer with a “click.” when the lock tab is properly engaged, the regulator will not rotate.


Attaching regulator2
Attaching Regulator

  • Slowly open cylinder valve fully by turning the valve knob counterclockwise until it stops (approximately 2 1/2 full turns of the knob).


Attaching regulator3
Attaching Regulator

  • Observe the operation of the alarms:

    • The VIB RALERT end of service indicator alarm will actuate and then stop.

    • The HEADS-UP DI SPLAY shall initialize for twenty (20) seconds and then display the cylinder level.

    • The PAK ALERT SE 7 distress alarm will actuate when the cylinder valve is opened and will sound three quick audible chirps accompanied by a green flashing on the PAK ALERT SE 7 control console


Attaching regulator4
Attaching Regulator

  • If the air saver/donning switch has not been depressed prior to opening the cylinder valve, the VIB RALERT Alarm will not actuate due to the air flowing freely on the facepiece.

  • With facepiece sealed to face, inhale sharply.


Scott 4 5 airpack

  • Always check the facepiece seal, the system seal, and the operation of the end of service alarms using the following procedure:

    • Completely close the cylinder valve by pushing in on the cylinder valve and rotating it clockwise.

    • Breathe on respirator. As the air pressure falls in the respirator, one or more of the end of service indicator alarms will actuate.

    • Immediately on actuation of any end of service indicator alarm, hold breath momentarily and make certain that the Vibralert and heads up display both actuate (rapid clicking of the Vibralert Alarm, rapid flashing of the heads up display red light.


Scott 4 5 airpack

  • Resume breathing on the respirator until all air stops flowing from the breathing regulator.

  • NEGATIVE PRESSURE LEAK TEST:

    Inhale slowly and hold breath momentarily. No leakage of air shall be detected into the facepiece and the facepiece shall be drawn slightly to the face.

  • Open cylinder valve and breathe normally. If installed, the electronic end of service time indicator will continue briefly then stop.


Use in standby mode
Use in Standby mode flowing from the breathing regulator.

  • The respirator may be donned and worn in "Standby," so that it is ready for use. This means the respirator is in place on the user’s body with the shoulder straps properly adjusted and the waist belt buckled, but the facepiece is not donned (sealed to the face) and the respirator is not being used.


Scott 4 5 airpack

  • Leave the cylinder valve fully open and verify that the air saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Remove the facepiece but leave the regulator attached to the facepiece.

  • Keep the facepiece ready for use either of two ways:

    • Hang the facepiece from the snap clip on the left shoulder pad,

    • Hang the facepiece from the optional neck strap.

  • NOTE DO NOT LET THE FACEPIECE HANG LOOSE WI THOUT SECURING ITAS NOTED ABOVE.


Scott 4 5 airpack

  • The regulator can be detached from the saver/donning switch is depressed.facepiece until needed. To detach the regulator from the facepiece:

    • Place your right hand over the cover with your thumb on the lock tab.

    • Pull the lock tab toward the cover and rotate the regulator ¼ turn clockwise (viewed from inside of facepiece).

    • W hen the red purge valve is in the 12 o’clock position remove regulator from the facepiece.

    • The regulator can be stored in the optional regulator holder on the waist belt.


Ebss dual manifold
EBSS – DUAL MANIFOLD saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • EBSS – Emergency Breathing Support System

  • Introduction of air from outside source

    • Ladder air system

    • RIT Bag

    • Another SCBA (buddy breathing)

  • On left side waist belt

    • In snap pouch


Ebss dual manifold1
EBSS – DUAL MANIFOLD saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Male and Female coupling

    • Quick disconnect

    • Supply or receive

  • 3 foot hose

  • Dual protective cover


Ebss dual manifold2
EBSS – DUAL MANIFOLD saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Extended Duration air supply (aerial ops)

    • Use male coupling

      • Operates as open-circuit, pressure demand

  • Emergency Breathing (Buddy breathing)

    • Used for escape only

    • Utilizes highest pressure bottle

      • One bottle can be turned off to conserve air

    • Can “Daisy-Chain” up to 3 users

      • Will not provide enough air for >3


Ric uac rapid intervention universal air connection
RIC UAC – RAPID INTERVENTION UNIVERSAL AIR CONNECTION saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY!

  • Permits emergency replenishment of air

    • Not a quick charge


Warning
WARNING!!! saver/donning switch is depressed.

Utilizing RIC UAC for emergency air replenishment of a structurally compromised cylinder will result in an over pressurization explosion.


Scott rit pak
SCOTT RIT PAK saver/donning switch is depressed.


Scott rit pak 1
SCOTT RIT PAK 1 saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Carbon Fiber 4500 PSI / 60 Min. Cylinder

  • Cylinder caddy w/ carrying handle

  • Av-3000Face piece

  • Regulator w/ quick disconnect


Scott rit pak 11
SCOTT RIT PAK 1 saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • High Pressure hose w/ UAC connection

  • Pressure reducer block

  • 5’ low pressure hose and fittings


Cylinder caddy
CYLINDER CADDY saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Divided bag

    • Cylinder storage

    • Low pressure hose and mask/regulator

  • Exterior pouch

    • High pressure UAC


High pressure universal air connection uac
High Pressure Universal Air Connection (“UAC”) saver/donning switch is depressed.

FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY!!!


Ric connection
RIC Connection saver/donning switch is depressed.


High pressure uac
HIGH PRESSURE UAC saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • 5’ high pressure hose

    • Side Pocket of Pack

  • Air directly from bottle

  • UAC – Universal Air Connection w/ cap


Ric uac rapid intervention universal air connection1
RIC UAC – RAPID INTERVENTION UNIVERSAL AIR CONNECTION saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Permits emergency replenishment of air

    • Not a quick charge

  • Within 6” of neck of bottle on all NFPA 1981 (2002) compliant SCBA’s


Operation of uac
OPERATION OF UAC saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Ensure RIT cylinder valve is fully open

  • Extend high pressure UAC hose

  • Remove protective cap

  • Ensure SCBA cylinder valve is fully open


Operation of uac1
OPERATION OF UAC saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Locate UAC on receiving SCBA

  • Remove protective cap

  • Align and push – UAC will self-lock

  • Connection will self lock

  • Cylinder pressures will equalize


Termination of uac
TERMINATION OF UAC saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Pull back UAC collar and pull UAC from SCBA

  • Turn off RIT cylinder

  • Replace protective cap

  • Press center of cap to vent residual pressure


Termination of uac1
TERMINATION OF UAC saver/donning switch is depressed.

WARNING!!!

DO NOT attempt to vent pressure without cap on. This will inject high pressure air into skin.


Low pressure hose
LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • 5’ HOSE

  • 2 Connections

    • EBSS – Air from highest pressure cylinder

    • Schrader

      • Double male adapter for female EBSS

  • AV-3000 face piece

    • Same mask as issue

  • Regulator

    • Quick disconnect


Operation of low pressure hose
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Examples of when RIT low pressure hose should be used

    • FF low on air

    • Failure of mask

    • Failure of regulator

    • Failure of SCBA

    • Structural compromise of cylinder


Operation of low pressure hose1
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Multiple Options

    • EBSS to EBSS

    • EBSS to regulator

    • EBSS and regulator to mask

    • EBSS, regulator and mask

    • Rescue operations


Operation of low pressure hose2
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • EBSS to EBSS

    • Align EBSS and push

      • Coupling self locks

    • Air from highest pressure cylinder

    • Can turn off SCBA cylinder to conserve air

    • Will not hot charge SCBA


Operation of low pressure hose3
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • EBSS to regulator

    • Turn on RIT cylinder

    • Disconnect coupling from SCBA

    • Align coupling with EBSS and push


Operation of low pressure hose4
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • EBSS and regulator to mask

    • Align coupling with EBSS and push

    • Turn on RIT cylinder

    • Remove regulator from SCBA

    • Replace with RIT regulator


Operation of low pressure hose5
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • EBSS, regulator and mask

    • Align coupling with EBSS and push

      • No electrical connection

        • No HUD

    • Turn on RIT cylinder

    • Remove regulator and mask from FF

    • Replace with RIT regulator and mask


Operation of low pressure hose6
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Rescue operations

    • Align coupling with EBSS and push

    • Turn on RIT cylinder

    • Place mask on civilian


Operation of low pressure hose7
OPERATION OF LOW PRESSURE HOSE saver/donning switch is depressed.

NOTICE:

RIT PAK(s) are for OUR Safety

RIT PAKs should only be used for civilian rescue if a RIT teams have been established with dedicated RIT PAK(s).


Cleaning
Cleaning saver/donning switch is depressed.

  • Respirators must be cleaned after every use

  • We use a solution to clean the mask

  • We are not cleaning them as frequently as we need to. They carry carcinogenic remnants of fires.


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