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  1. VRFA 2011 Annual Respiratory Training

  2. Objectives • Hazard Recognition • Understand current components • Review daily, weekly, and after use inspections • Review cleaning and maintenance process for MSA SCBAs

  3. Objectives Continued • Safety Features and Emergency Procedures • Telesqurt Supplied Air Review • Evaluation • 2012 Changes

  4. References • Manual of Operations 3501 • WAC 296-305-04001 • WAC 296-842 • NFPA 1404, 1981, and 1982 Revised 7-26-2011

  5. Respiratory Protection Team • Program Administrator: BC Tim Day • Program Coordinator: Captain Jon Hillebrant • Specialists: • Bill Austin (Senior Specialist Extraordinaire) • Jim Franklin • Will Highley

  6. Respiratory Protection Team Captain Paul Carolan Paul is transitioning away from the Respiratory Protection Team after more than 16 years. His leadership, vision, and hard work will be missed.

  7. Hazard Recognition • Extreme temperatures • Flashover • Irritant particles • Oxygen deficient atmosphere (< 19.5%) • Asphyxiates • Acetylene • Hydrogen • Methane • Nitrogen • Propane • Toxic Gases • Hydrogen Chloride • Hydrogen Cyanide • Carbon Dioxide • Phosgene

  8. Components • Cylinder • Bacpack Harness • Audible Alarm • First Stage Regulator • Second Stage Regulator • Facepiece • Clear Command • ICM 2000 Plus

  9. Facepiece and Clear Command

  10. Regulators First Stage Second Stage

  11. Backpack and Audible Alarm

  12. Daily Inspection • Check all hoses and backpack straps for wear and proper function. • Check cylinder gauge. Cylinders shall be maintained with no less than 90% of the rated capacity = 4,050 psi . • Check that the MMR shut off button is pushed in and the emergency by-pass valve is closed. • Open cylinder valve fully. Listen for the low air alarm to ring, indicating it is cocked and the PASS device to sound proper activation tones. • Compare cylinder valve and harness gauge. Readings must be within +/- 5% of each other. Also note, green flashing light on PASS device indicating it is activated and operating. • Open emergency bypass and listen for air released from the MMR. • Close cylinder valve. Watch harness pressure gauge. Pressure must not drop more than 100psi in ten seconds. • Push "MMR shut off" button in while watching harness pressure gauge. The low air alarm must start to ring as needle enters red zone. • After all air is bled from the system turn PASS device off, by pressing either reset button two times within approximately one second. • Document inspection by filling SCBA inspection form located in apparatus book. • Good job if you read each of these bullets.

  13. Weekly and After Use Inspection • Weeklies performed on 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th • After Use Inspections performed after SCBA is used • After Use Inspections are in apparatus books – fill them out! • Review procedure can be found in policy 3501

  14. Cleaning • Turn cylinder on prior to cleaning SCBA! • Cleaning and gross decontamination can be completed with a hose and truck brush after the cylinder is turned on. • Leave compartment doors open so packs air dry.

  15. MaintenanceMaintenance Request found on the intranet under VRFA Forms!

  16. Maintenance

  17. Safety Features • ICM 2000+ • Emergency Bypass • EBBSS

  18. Safety Features • 3 foot EBBSS hose preconnected to cylinder • Inventory • Facepiece • 10’ hose with male and female adapters • Tarp • 2 x 75’ Kevlar ropes • 45 minute cylinder • Transfill bottle adapter • Light sticks • Shears

  19. Emergency Procedures • Call for help • Open Bypass • Prepare for transfill* *Donor must be above 1000 PSI and/or no bell ringing!

  20. Emergency Procedures 4. Breathe directly from second stage regulator • Breathe directly from bottle Leave your mask on for these procedures

  21. Telesqurt Supplied Air • Only SCBAs from Telesqurt can be worn • Fully open onboard cylinder • Connect supplied air hose to SCBA • Connect hose to onboard connection at tip • If assigned to Telesqurt, it is your responsibility to ensure t

  22. Evaluation • As a crew review and discuss… • Policy 3501 • “Out of Air” video* • “Aftermath” video • Complete quarterly SCBA donning evaluation • Define EBBSS * 3rd quarter review of this video meets the intent of this requirement

  23. 2012 and Beyond • VRFA and Zone 3 partners completed an extensive evaluation of all commercially available SCBAs • SCOTT prevailed and will be placed into service early in 2012 • Ask a specialist for more information