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    hey this is the way it goes where i am the we the explorers have 5 old scot low presure packs for training and we use those all the time the department says that we arent supposed to be anywhere that we need a pack on the fire scene so we dont usualy where them but occasional live fires drills come arround and where right up there on the fire no interior attacks though so im not really sure what the laws or bsa rules are supposed to be it maily depends on the department that you are with
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    I know in pa we are allowed to use an air pack when we are 16 and in fire school to go into the burn building

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    I agree with all of you except under one condition. Say an Explorer/Junior arvives on a scence of a fully involved fire and the smoke is pouring out of the structure making it hard to breathe inside the "Fire Line" tape. Now, do you think that your department is not going to let you wear a scott in that kind of condition?

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    ex-stacy-@E9, I was in that situation for a while on Saturday, though the house wasn't fully involved there was a lot of f***ing smoke, and after a while it started blowing towards where I was standing, which was in front of our attack pumper managing the accountability chart, it started to get very smokey, but not bad enough for us to be put on a SCBA, if we needed it we could have asked the first aid squad to put us on some O2 for a while if it started to overwhelm us, which it didn't for me.

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    The Nokomis Explorer's are allowed to wear SCBA's in the burn building, with about a small fire in a trash can, just to produce 5% visibality, to see what it looks like
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    In my department cadets and juniors are allowed to wear airpacks when we drill. We also are allowed to wear airpacks when we go to the fire school when we are 15.

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    my fire dept dosent have any rules for the ff about wearing air packs (i have had to give a class on a ba at a fire scene to a ff that was doing an exterior attack) but the explorers arent allowed to use air packs on fires (occasionaly we do) but we are trained on the ba's that our dept uses and we have 5 scot packs that we use for training
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    we gotta take the training and pass the 1 minute test to be able to respond, but we cant go on calls where we need em. hows that for idiocy? our post makes the explorers take the firefighter's test that they take to get their badge, but we dont get those either. pure lunacy, i tell ya.
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    I know this is a late post but i havnt been around and i just got this new name so anyways, My dept. i guess is cool with us using airpacks, but thats for getting close to the building we cannot fight from the inside, but as long as we know what we are doing pretty well its fine i guess. We do however need to take SCBA test and even thought pass is like 80 in the state, we need to get a 90 to pass for the dept.

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