AIR MANAGEMENT

09/01/2006
We conducted some RIT training a few years ago. In doing so, we recognized a few problems or concerns. To make a real long story short, I will cite two instances.1. A few members arrived at the training location with low air bottles connected to their SCBAs. Not only did they arrive with low bottles (which made us question the morning SCBA check), but they entered the training building on air with the same low bottles (which made us question their ability to have survived as long as they have on the job). 2. A few members ran out of air during the training and proceeded to remove their face pieces instead of performing the self-rescue techniques they had been taught. When asked why they d...

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