Firefighter Training Drill: The Survival Essentials - PASS

Firefighter training drill by Forest Reeder The next stop in the Survival Essentials series has you and your crews discussing the personal alert safety system (PASS) device. Once considered a nuisance on the fireground, the technology of these life-saving devices has reduced the false-alarm rates significantly. A firefighter in distress should not hesitate to activate the PASS as part of the survival essentials process. You'll find similar responses to the When will you activate your PASS to the response you put in the "When will you call a MAYDAY" from the previous drill, and that is OK. This reinforces the survival essentials sequence: know when you are in trouble, know what t...

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