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    Since not much is going on here lately, thought I would ask what everyone is using for their monitoring equipment.

    Currently we are issued a MSA Sirius, MSA Five Star, BW CO detector and a TIF CGI, Ultradiac, rad alert 50/100, and 3 ludlums. We are not a mitigation unit just a hazard identification and decon team.

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    Ours drive around in Crown Vics and Dodge Durangos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
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    We have the "copological 3000" in silver Dodge Chargers....



    We use the MSA 4 gas meter, not sure what the model of it is right off the top of my head.
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    Scott Scout multi-gas meters.

    The State's Department of Fire Services has the hazmat response teams, one of the tactical operations modules ( ie, command unit) is housed in our HQ station. It has just about every type of meter, colormetric tubes, radiation detection equipment and anything else one would need to recon, recognize and identify the nastya**bads***.
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    Gonz,

    who checks the equipment? many of the meters need to be 'run' or some of the sensors get faulty.

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    We have an MSA 5 Star, a couple of ITX 4 gas, an APD 2000, a Radiac (?), numerous dosimeters, a few Ludlums and a handful of single gas CO monitor/meters.

    The Lt. on my shift is in charge of all metering equipment and maintains a log of routine checks. If a 4 gas need a span gas calibration any HM tech on any shift can conduct it, but the routine checks are done on my shift. All personnel do bump tests/checks on the ITX units whenever they're used. The APD is sent out for swipe tests and whatever else "they" do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
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    who checks the equipment? many of the meters need to be 'run' or some of the sensors get faulty.
    A member of my FD who is also on the State HazMat team checks the rig out once a week, fires up and calibrates the meters, checks the fluids in the TOMS unit and washes it.

    Our Scott Scouts get calibrated every 30 days as per the manufacturer's recommendations.
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    We have issued all our engines and trucks the Q-RaeII. Both of the type 1 haz mat rigs in our department are equipped with a lot more. The newest pieces we bought were the AHURA chem Identifiers. We have the obligitory Rad-M and ludlums along with the Area Rae. There's so much on them I'd have to be standing in front of them to give you an accurate count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    Since not much is going on here lately, thought I would ask what everyone is using for their monitoring equipment.

    Currently we are issued a MSA Sirius, MSA Five Star, BW CO detector and a TIF CGI, Ultradiac, rad alert 50/100, and 3 ludlums. We are not a mitigation unit just a hazard identification and decon team.
    We have Industrial Scientific 4 gas monitors on all front line rigs. Have had TMX412s for many years and recently (past couple years) switched to the ITX on all front line rigs with the TMXs in reserve rigs.

    On our hazmat unit we also have 4 TMX 412s, a RAE PID 2000, Chlorsens with chlorine and ammonia sensors, colorimetric tubes for various gases, and several different radiological monitors.

    I currently handle monthly calibration and maintenance on all our 4 gas monitors. They've been fairly bullet proof, have held up really well over the years.
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