Firefighter Pre-Basic II

Proper knowledge and use of personal protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus is necessary to help provide a safe working environment for the emergency service provider. Session Reference: 2 Topic: Firefighter Pre-Basic II...


Proper knowledge and use of personal protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus is necessary to help provide a safe working environment for the emergency service provider.

Session Reference: 2

Topic: Firefighter Pre-Basic II

Level of Instruction:

Time Required: 3 Hours

Materials:

• Personal Protective Clothing

• Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

References:

• Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fourth Edition, IFSTA, Chapters 4

Preparation

Motivation: Instructor should stress the need for safety in all aspects of emergency service duties and impress upon the students the roles of attitude, training, and awareness. Proper knowledge and use of personal protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus is necessary to help provide a safe working environment for the emergency service provider.

Objective (SPO): The student will be able to describe the importance of safety in the fire department, the various items of personal protective clothing, the parts of a self-contained breathing, and demonstrate the proper method for donning them.

Overview: Firefighter Pre-Basic II

• Safety

• Protective clothing

• Self-contained breathing apparatus

Instructors Notes: The protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus portions of this lesson should be delivered as a combination of demonstration and student practice with the minimum amount of time spent on lecture. This material is designed to give the student some basic information on protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. It is not intended to replace a Firefighter I program nor make the individuals fully-functional firefighters. It includes some basic information that any new firefighter should know to assist in an exterior mode on the fireground.

 

Firefighter Pre-Basic II

SPO 1-1

The student will be able to describe the importance of safety in the fire department, the various items of personal protective clothing, the parts of a self-contained breathing, and demonstrate the proper method for donning them.

EO 2-1

Describe some of the safety practices that can reduce or prevent death and injury in the fire service.

EO 2-2

Describe the items of personal protective clothing and demonstrate how to don and doff them.

EO 2-3

Describe the components of a self-contained breathing apparatus and demonstrate putting a unit into operation.

 

Instructional Guide

I. SAFETY (2-1)

Specifies minimum requirements for an occupational health program, and safety procedures for those individuals involved in fire suppression, rescue, and related activities

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Outlines general requirements for

• Training and education

• Vehicles and equipment

• Protective clothing and equipment

• Emergency operations

• Facility safety

• Medical requirements and responsibilities for both members and departments

• Member assistance programs

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Emergency Services Deaths and Injuries

• Annual injuries

• More than 100,000

• 1 of every 7 firefighters

• Cumulative injuries over long-term due to inhalation of toxic products is significant but difficult to measure

• Deaths by cause

• Stress

• Struck by/contact with objects

• Caught/trapped

• Falls

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• Deaths by nature of injury

• Heart attack

• Internal trauma

• Asphyxiation

• Burns

• Crushing

• Stroke

• Electric shock

• Pneumonia

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• Causes of injuries

• Excessive heat

• Superheated atmospheres

• Radiated energy

• Direct contact with flame and hot objects or surfaces

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• Sharp objects

• Nails

• Broken glass

• Jagged steel

• Sharp cutting points of tools

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• Blunt objects or surfaces

• Falling objects

• Impact from tools

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• Electrical current - contact with energized electric wire

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• Falls

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