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RIT Face Piece Emergency

Fri, 4 May 2012|

Nick Martin demonstrates methods for putting an emergency face piece on a down firefighter who has lost his mask. Sponsored by Globe.

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I welcome that our engineering -- minutes thanks to our sponsor we'll turn out here. I'm nick Martin and today we're gonna talk about. Some -- related emergencies and putting a face he's -- it down our partner. Putting a face -- -- -- down firefighter -- -- does come off either accidentally or intentionally is one of the most technically challenging skills and obviously it'll be reform and some of the most arduous and challenging conditions less than one of our own brother firefighters so it's important that we have practice in the scale and we have multiple options available to us so. In his Israeli air we've already we've located -- down firefighter I have my -- as -- VA with me. And we're gonna go ahead and get in position and identify and solve -- Problem my first step is going to be to post a firefighter commercial -- is here. I'm gonna -- -- his shoulder and I'm gonna bring them up into our rescue position which is accomplished. By bringing new exaggerated sitting position coming up behind them are concurrent use my need to support him a little bit and I in this case a middle what I am like -- and let him come back a little bit. And that's gonna let it take on an -- flat ground as high as ninety to one -- the first -- I -- -- In assessing an unconscious down firefighters the have a base these on because it doesn't have a -- he's on there's no way any other areas -- get him and and obviously protecting his respiratory tract is or most important party is prepared to get him out so by simply taken a gloved hand. And touch in his face I can tell the difference between a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And -- off base. I know they've -- numbers may -- one. Now obviously is may ask here is -- at its side I don't know what happened and I have to assume. That he needed intelligent decision to take that mask off -- -- had a malfunction. Either way I can't count on this mask so. I'm not gonna use it if you're encountering downed firefighter and not have a -- that EPA knew no other option. Putting his own man back point and maybe better than doing nothing but a scenario where you have it functional -- STV -- that you know is working well that's -- -- be what we wanna go away. Song gonna prepare him my kind of open up his -- and getting a little bit of an area here so I can access the bottom of his chin I have my wrist he gave behind me. I'm gonna turn that -- on. And grab my -- next. With my -- in one hand. You can see this -- here it's stored in one of our first option first option. It's the place on mask on him using the what many of us -- to put our own -- piece on basically by having the -- sort over the part of the mask and when that tackle. So a lot of guys wanna come in and just go right to putting that on the firefighters man but. On -- state but we have to realize that he might have a war respiratory after he might not even had. A not of a enough of -- -- take that initial pool. The trip a positive pressure -- VA so we need to get air flowing to the FT -- somehow we don't just want to simply turn a purge -- one because if I turn. -- -- show me anything about. Whether or not I have a steal on him what I wanna do is get me ask is get the air blowing. As if I had taken a -- now obviously I have my own NFC game escorts like you take a breath so it's got -- TV that you -- And one as -- can -- -- -- and just give us a little little smack right worth that's got. I don't get it -- and we're a little bit more gentle -- that I can just take my thumb and forefinger press there. Get a -- -- by getting -- blowing what that's gonna allow me to do is no I get a feel so as I as I have my air flowing. One -- again. It's. All the -- of the states. We can hear there by the stopping of the free market -- that I have a feeling this thing right if I don't have a CEO. I can adjust as necessary. And with my other hand and their grab my netting and run it all the way down the back of his head pushing all the way. And to look at the bottom of his neck. All right keeping my pressure on the -- to maintain that seal a come along once. I grabbed my bottom strap -- in my -- -- and -- in my other side. Grab my bottom strap our bottom straps are gonna give us about 80% of our -- I and a little bit of a leak there so now I can come along like top straps. And -- goes up as necessary. One thing you can do if you're -- -- SC VA to make it'll more combat ready it's already have some large rings. One -- -- here through -- more easy to fine with him walking. It's important to do this from this position because you're oriented as the down firefighters -- we have a lot of guys try to do this. From the front of the fire fighter and then your left his right and vice Versa and it gets confusing. Here I -- I'm oriented as the downed firefighter is and I can maintain good control this guy and put him in whatever position I need to. So that's one option for for putting a mask on -- -- -- take his mask off here Australian other options. A lot of times the initial -- the netting over doesn't work if you don't get that netting all the way down the back of his neck but. -- -- -- in the top of his head it's difficult to maintain a -- so. In some previous training we've seen a lot of guys who. They kind I don't know where to go after that -- ruling know how to recover from that and a lot of them try to spend time. Putting and adding back over the front of the mask. Kind of like I would try to be doing now imagine how well that actually works inside of a -- building when you have when you're down brother firefighters -- So if that initial attempt -- In getting that netting over and now I have my netting like this. Another option I can do is to put my mask on with the netting over the back Salina do isn't gonna get my -- and. I'm gonna encircle my thumb and forefinger on the bottom there and let my firefighters head rest -- economy and understand -- -- on my fingers along with straps on the back. To the bottom of snack wrap my straps dog. -- And we're -- on its not pretty it's not comfortable but I now have a mask on him and -- protected -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The important thing we do here is that we have multiple methods to control this firefighters faced -- and get it back when I'm in the event that he doesn't -- normally fine. If our exit is not immediately available to us. The first thing we have to accomplishes the routine is nature of the downed firefighter had air when it's -- protect his respiratory system. If we don't do that and that his likelihood of recovery is very excellent. So -- something we need to practice something we need to practice in low visibility requires a lot of dexterity. And it requires that you have a couple methods available to you so that a plan a doesn't work you -- right in the plan B team. Thanks for watching prior hearings training minutes and thank you our sponsor -- turn out here see you next time.

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