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  1. The All Door Side-Out Technique Revisited

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    spread or cut the front door off of the hinges, but this is absolutely not necessary and is a waste of valuable patient survival time . Making enough room to gain access to the patient requires only that the door be spread to a 90° angle to the vehicle

  2. Firefighter Survival: Are You "Four" or Against Strategy? Part 4: The Marginal Strategy

    Online Articles

    Tue, 16 Apr 2013

    than that of carbon monoxide alone. At 3,400 ppm hydrogen cyanide (as found in most enclosed structure fires) survival time is less than one minute! A look at the annual fire death rates in this country and a personal account of your own

  1. Rethinking Emergency Air Management: The Reilly Emergency Breathing Technique

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Apr 2008

    best judgment call on how much survival time he may have left according to his ..... and may actually decrease your survival time in an immediately dangerous to ..... the more it will increase your survival time . Try it. Have another person

  2. Advice to Young Firefighters, Part 7

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Mar 2012

    priority the most critical word you can say on a radio: "Mayday." Now, the race is on, and the IC knows that your survival time frame is directly connected to how much air you have in your self-contained breathing apparatus tank. The rapid

  3. Drill of the Week: The 500 psi Drill

    Online Articles

    Tue, 29 Apr 2008

    the importance of making sure your SCBA is as close to full as possible at all times; you will identify how much " survival time " you have with as little as 500 psi of air. This drill will emphasize the importance of air management and not allowing

  4. Smells Like Food

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Mar 2010

    relatively safer environment. In a future article, I will use realistic and scientifically based studies to show that the survival time for fire victims is extremely short. A closed door may buy victims more time, but it is no guarantee of safety from

  5. Survivability Profiling: How Long Can Victims Survive in a Fire?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Jul 2010

    will kill a person in approximately 30 minutes. At 3,400 ppm (as is found in most enclosed structure fires), survival time is cut to less than one minute. Brian A. Crawford, chief of the Shreveport (LA) Fire Department, has examined and introduced

  6. Size Up Before You Search

    Online Articles

    Wed, 1 Sep 2010

    reducing the victims’ chances of survival. We control, extinguish, or contain fires to buy the potential victims survival time and give our search crews the time to find them alive. As a secondary benefit, we might save some property, but

  7. Preventing RIC Radio Chaos: The 3/3 Option

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Dec 2010

    effective in managing the Mayday. More importantly, based on the time it took the RIC to find them and the likely survival time limits that would be placed on them, most, if not all, of the “lost” members would not have made it out of there alive

  8. Preplanning for Machinery Entrapments

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Apr 2008

    control plan, and designate a safety officer. Determine the victim’s medical status; compare the victim’s survival time vs. the time needed to extricate. Our goal is to extricate, treat, and package the patient for transport to a trauma