Thread: Oxygen in POV

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffscm72 View Post
    IMHO...leave the meds on the rig. Not so much the dangers of it. But more so a legal stand point. It's a medication, you go around w/ O2 in the back seat you can be charged w/ drug trafficking w/o a prescription in your vehicle. & yes you can be charged w/ out DOT papers or prescription. Depend on how the police feel that day.
    That's complete bull.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffscm72 View Post
    IMHO...leave the meds on the rig. Not so much the dangers of it. But more so a legal stand point. It's a medication, you go around w/ O2 in the back seat you can be charged w/ drug trafficking w/o a prescription in your vehicle. & yes you can be charged w/ out DOT papers or prescription. Depend on how the police feel that day.
    So much nonsense in one post.

    Isn't there a prize for that?
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Firefighter View Post
    I'am a first responder, and I most of the time respond straight to the scene because i live on the the other end of town from the station. Anyway, I have a tool box in the back of my truck. I have no knowledge of storing oxygen. Can i put a portable bottle of oxygen in my toolbox without it harming me or my truck?lol I live in Louisiana where in the summer it gets to 105 degrees. Please help.. Thanks !!
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    That's complete bull.
    Agreed. It's nonsense.

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