Thread: Oxygen in POV
07-20-2011, 09:34 PM #26
08-03-2011, 02:59 PM #27
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Thousands of volunteers carry o2 in there pov's (alot of agencies allow it, always go with what your boss says) and I haven't read/ heard of any LEGAL trouble resulting from it. We leave oxygen in the ambulance 24/7 365 for the last 40 years in 100 degree plus heat. If takes quite a bit more than baking in the sun to have those o2 bottles explode.
and the bag is the best way to go.
08-03-2011, 05:35 PM #28I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
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08-05-2011, 03:11 PM #29
All protocols and legal issues aside, if you haul it make sure it's secured. The other guys are right, haul it in a bag for convenience and safety. If something were to knock the head off that tank, you've got a missile in your tool box. Just my $0.02.
08-16-2011, 11:22 AM #30
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I live in BTR and have carried OČ in my PVO off and on over the past 30+ years. It will store just fine in your tool box. The main issue it not to allowing grease, oil, and other contaminate the set. I used the old style Robert Shaw box and never had a problem.
As far as legal. The department has to be aurthorized by the department's medical control (doctor) to use OČ, and they must have a perscription on file with thier supplier, but I know of no law in Louisiana that prohibits qualified medics form carrying OČ in thier POV.
08-16-2011, 11:29 AM #31
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