Thread: SCBA Air Supply Usage
09-13-2002, 01:54 PM #1
SCBA Air Supply Usage
I am doing a project on the use of air by a human being under different levels of activity, such as: sitting, walking, and jogging. I plan on using an SCBA for my air supply and taking measurements. Does anybody know of a website that provides information on a test such as this that would help me with my experiment? And if any of you have any comments or suggestions, that would be helpful. Thanks!
Firefighter- Wake Forest FD
Last edited by WFFD490; 09-13-2002 at 02:19 PM.
09-13-2002, 02:29 PM #2
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- Oct 1999
- Why? It's not like you're going to visit me! But I'm near Waco, Texas
not a website but the August issue of Fire Rescue has an article on SCBA usage during emergencies. also in the article is a small part on air consumption. it has a diagram for setting up an obstacle course to measure air consumption. i'm working on the details for my dept to go through it.
hopes this helps some.NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.
09-13-2002, 06:57 PM #3
Bio Systems has some information with their SCBA test equipment.
NFPA has some information in the SCBA standards.
You might check with a respiratory thgerapist at your local hospital, I believe most of them have a set up to measure the volume of air used dureing different activities.
09-14-2002, 11:15 PM #4
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- Jan 2001
Contact the closest University to you that has an Exercise Physiology department. They have the equipment, interest and perhaps grant money to help you complete your survey and at the least good literature reviews to help you develop your hypotheses and get you on your way! GOOD LUCK!
09-15-2002, 09:34 PM #5
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- Apr 2002
- San Diego CA
I dont know if its too late for you, but you can call the NFA, and they will send you a tone of information on any subject pertaining to Fire for free, they are great and are open year round 24 hours a day
the number is
1800-638-1821, they may ask you what dept you are from, if you are not in a dept then just explain to them that you are a student studying fire tech, and they will assist you.
Hope that helps"It's a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. Thats why they're there"- Vince Lombardi
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