View Poll Results: What does your dept. require for PPE on carbon monoxide investigations?

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  • Full turnout gear w/ SCBA

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    Default PPE on Carbon Monixide calls?

    Just wondering what your dept. requires for PPE when responding to Carbon Monoxide investigations?

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    Full bunker gear and SCBA.

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    Full PPE; and SCBA is worn but not used unless officer's CO detector (or something else) indicates high levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnjak View Post
    Full PPE; and SCBA is worn but not used unless officer's CO detector (or something else) indicates high levels.
    Ditto. When our detector alarms, the masks go on. This requires that all firefighters are in near proximity of a detector. If any one alerts, all personnel in the building mask up.

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    We come off the rig in full PPE with SCBA, and take readings just inside the door(s) prior to entry into the occupancy. If we get any readings, we go on air before entering.
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    Full Bunker gear and SCBA. Department has a SOP that states the acceptable amount of parts per million before masking up 30 parts per million. Also I think 30 parts per million is when most professional meters will alarm.

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    Ours have two stage alarm, first at 35ppm and second at 100ppm.

    Just curious, what are some your departments' "action levels"?

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