Thread: Scba

  1. #1
    E21
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    Question Scba

    How many air bottles does your engine carry?
    We have 8 strapped up and ready and 6 spare on each of three engines in are vol. dept.

  2. #2
    FRED
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    Cool

    Our Engines carry 4 SCBAs and 4 replacement bottles.

  3. #3
    Dalmatian90
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    Cool

    ET 190 (Primary attack piece) 5 in jump seats + 2 in compartment brackets
    ET 290 -- 4 in boxes
    Ladder -- 3 in jump seats + 4 in boxes + Supplied Air Breathing Apparatus setup w/300'(?) of air hose + 2 "ska-paks" mini airpacks.
    Rescue -- 6 in compartment brackets
    Service -- 2 in boxes

    We have at least 1 spare 30 minute bottle for all...and I think 4 60 minute bottles on the Ladder.

  4. #4
    sohardy
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    Thumbs up

    Engs. 5 packs/ 5 spare

    Trucks 6 packs/ 6 spare plus 4 1 hr. bottles

    Rescue 3 packs/ 3 spare 1 hr. bottles

    BC's 1 pack

  5. #5
    bfd1071
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    My company carries 6 30 min packs already to go, we also have 8 to 9 spare bottles. We also carry 6 hour packs ready to go. So we have 12 harnesses with bottles.

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    bfd1071
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    My company carries 6 30 min packs already to go, we also have 8 to 9 spare bottles. We also carry 6 hour packs ready to go. So we have 12 harnesses with bottles.

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  7. #7
    axman
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    At a minimum you should carry a spare bottle for each air pack carried on the rig, I am not sure if this is required by NFPA or ISO.

  8. #8
    Hammerhead338
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    Cool

    The engine at my station has 5 packed up and 4 extras. The others engines have a compartment full of bottles, 9-12. Not much extra air but we have a air compressor and we have a 1 ton truck with 6 high pressure bottles, that will fill around 100 30 min bottles.

    Joe

  9. #9
    ChiefDog
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    Axman: ISO suggests 4 paks, 4 spares per engine and 6 / 6 on a truck company. Just had our rating visit 4 months ago. ISO is just suggesting, the max points you can get is the above mentioned quantities. If I am remembering NFPA 1901 correctly, it states 1 pak and 1 spare for every person seated on the vehicle. Seating for 5 means 5 paks and 5 spares.

    [This message has been edited by ChiefDog (edited June 04, 2000).]

  10. #10
    benson911
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    Engines - one SCBA per seated position and one spare bottle (4)

    Ladder - 7 SCBA's, one spare per seated position (4)

  11. #11
    Whip
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    6 on each Engine, 5 on the Heavy Rescue, Two on the Engine-Tank, all with spares.

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    Whip

  12. #12
    Looper
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    Engines/tower/rescue all carry 5-7 packs and an equal number of spares. Equipment truck/mini carries 2 packs & 2 spares. Our rescue has a 6 bottle cascade system. HAZMAT trailer has 6 packs w/hour bottles.

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    Mike DeVuono
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    7 and 7 on our engine.



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    Warminster Fire Dept.
    Engine Co. 91

    "There are few atheists inside a burning building."

  14. #14
    Capt. Skippy
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    Arrow

    First Due Engine 1608 - 4 packs, 8 spares
    Second Due Engine 1609 - 4 packs, 4 spares
    Third Due Engine 1603 - 5 packs, 4 spares (mutual aid engine, tanker/pumper)
    Fourth Due Engine 1606 - 4 packs, 0 spares (tanker/pumper)
    Ladder 1607 - 4 packs, 0 spares
    Heavy Rescue 1604 - 2 packs, 4 spares

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  15. #15
    CHFD73
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    First Due-86 Eng-6 SCBA, 3 Spare Bottles
    Second Due-87 Eng-11 SCBA, 23 Spare Bottles
    Third Due-82 Eng-3 SCBA, 0 Spare Bottles
    Truck Co-8 Trk, 10 SCBA, 10 Spare Bottles
    Rescue Co-Rescue 8, 6 SCBA, 35 Spare Bottles
    Chiefs-1 SCBA per Veh., and 1 Spare Bottle

    87 Eng is set up to operate independently or in the absence of the Truck Company, and Eng Company, or the Rescue Company.


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