Leadership

R.E.A.D.Y. CHECKS AND THE RULE OF AIR MANAGEMENT

Issue 6 and Volume 158.

BY MIKE GAGLIANO, CASEY PHILLIPS, PHIL JOSE, AND STEVE BERNOCCO Focused and effective air management is an important part of progressive training programs nationwide, and it is clear that the training goals it entails must be applied comprehensively. The Rule Of Air Management (ROAM) is the core of properly managing your air: Know how much air you have in your SCBA, and manage that amount so that you can leave the hazardous environment before your SCBA low-air warning bell begins to ring. In addition to ROAM, looking at other aspects of safety will assist you before and after you enter the immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmosphere. Knowing how much air you have before you enter the hazardous conditions is a key element of the ROAM; accurately estimating your available air after you enter an area is essential to safely completing your assignment, mitigating the emergency, and exiting…

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