Thread: New toys.

  1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Default New toys.

    What are some of new items in your inventory, anyone? My teams got an infrared spectrometer(mini chemical lab). Gives the chemical composition of a substance and the percentage of those compounds. I am going to need several hours to figuring out that little box. It can compare the spectrograph of 100,000s of compounds in downloadable databases for CDC, DOJ, etc. A new APD2000. A mass decon trailer with 2 large tents with heated water and air, M256 kits, A8 and A9 paper(hoping I don't die from cancer using them), 1 hour Scotts bottles and some First Responder Plus level As. Anyone want to donate a hazmat truck similar to Indianapolis or Chicago? Would be nice to sit in air conditioning and watch TV while at a scene waiting. Oh well, just wishful thinking.

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    downtownlt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    82

    Default

    whats new for us, waiting for
    november for the delivery of
    a new heavy duty pierce rescue
    to replace 1985 truck. also
    workign on trying to get funds
    from industry in area for
    a spectrometer like you
    described. looks the funds
    will be in place by the end
    of the year (hopefully)

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    HockeyGuyFD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Ferndale, MI
    Posts
    6

    Default

    We carry some sort of gas meter on our engine that was given to the department by the military. Though I'm not entirely sure what it does or how we got it in the first place, I'm told it's a unique piece of equipment for an FD to have. I'll have to get a closer look at it next time I'm at the station

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Question

    Has anyone visited http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov for the ToxFAQs and MRLs? I am requesting a couple CDs. They have some interesting lists and databases. I don't often see much on long term treatment of exposures in many resources. Does anyone know of other FREE resources on CD beside Cameo, Landview, Chris manual on CD and NIST modeling software?

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Duffman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    780

    Default

    Off the top of my head.

    Mini Rae PID
    Mark I kits
    Larger suit inventory
    APD 2000
    "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

    IACOJ

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Duffman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    780

    Default

    Does anyone know of other FREE resources on CD beside Cameo, Landview, Chris manual on CD and NIST modeling software?
    I believe that ERG and NIOSH books are available on CD for free
    "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

    IACOJ

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bangor, Maine
    Posts
    18

    Default

    recent purchases:

    55-gallon drum tipping lever (one person)
    55-gallon drum drum lifter (two person)
    an all 60 pc. pine wood plug and wedge kit
    some bonding and grounding hardware
    APD 2000, M8 and M9 paper
    plug and patch kit, paid over five hundred bucks
    and I thought I'd try one of these pop-up containment pools

  8. #8
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Default

    I saw a M295 kit for the first time. All I know it is for decon. Does anyone know more about it?
    Last edited by SCSESATech; 06-17-2003 at 12:08 PM.

  9. #9
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ff7134's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,093

    Default

    We got a APD 2000(is it just me or did everyone get one?)We also
    got a laser infared thermometer. Some more suits, couple more airpacks. Satellite telephone(live in the sticks) for the computer and fax machine. John Deere Gator for equipment carrying. 2 fold up mass decon tents. A almost firefighter proof/waterproof laptop that has Cameo and a ton of other programs. 2 Cameras(like a security camera) one that can mount on a tripod or on the Command truck on a mast. The other is a handheld that transmits back to the comm truck it has a 1-1/2 mile range. We have so many new toys I can't remember all of them.
    AKA: Mr. Whoo-Whoo

    IAFF Local 3900

    IACOJ-The Crusty Glow Worm

    ENGINE 302 - The Fire Rats

    F.A.N.T.A.M FOOLS FTM-PTB

  10. #10
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Default

    Wow that is a lot of stuff. Where in Ohio is your department. I was passing threw Toledo and didn't have the chance to stop in on them. What other software do you have?

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Originally posted by SCSESATech
    I saw a M295 kit for the first time. All I know it is for decon. Does anyone know more about it?
    The M295 isn't just for decon. It's use to observ if there are nerve agents or blister agents in the air. The downside to this is that it takes about 15 minutes to complete.
    So it's best to use this device immediatly cause after the first few steps, it takes 10 minutes to "monitor" the air. This allows you to do other things in the interim. This kit is very sensitive to these agents. I was lucky enough to use it in anniston at the live agent center. One of the drawbacks on it, is that the ampules that one needs to crush aren't the easiest to do when in a Level A.

  12. #12
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Duffman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    780

    Default

    One of the drawbacks on it, is that the ampules that one needs to crush aren't the easiest to do when in a Level A.

    Another drawback: Ever try reading the insructions on the foil package? Could they be written any smaller?
    "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

    IACOJ

  13. #13
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ff7134's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,093

    Default

    Madison Twp Fire. in Mansfield. We handle all HAZMAT for our county and 2 surrounding. We have been doing it since '79. My brother is a FF in Toledo. Yeah we have lots of toys....now we need a new truck to put it all in
    AKA: Mr. Whoo-Whoo

    IAFF Local 3900

    IACOJ-The Crusty Glow Worm

    ENGINE 302 - The Fire Rats

    F.A.N.T.A.M FOOLS FTM-PTB

  14. #14
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Default

    That sounds just like the M256 kit. What is the difference in the M295 kit and the M256 kit?

  15. #15
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Originally posted by Duffman



    Another drawback: Ever try reading the insructions on the foil package? Could they be written any smaller?
    Oh yeah, those directions stink. if radio communications aren't available, meaning give the instruction via radio, maybe type them out in large print, laminate it and use that. Then just put it with the haz mat waste when done...

  16. #16
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Also, I think when I saw teh m295, my brain was thinging m256.. The 295 is used for decon

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Duffman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    780

    Default

    me too, I was talking about the M256
    "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

    IACOJ

  18. #18
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Anniston, AL
    Posts
    2

    Default

    The M256 is a chemical agent detector kit.

    http://www.sbccom.apgea.army.mil/products/m256a1.htm

    The M295 is a decon kit.

    http://www.sbccom.apgea.army.mil/products/smoke.htm

    Eric

  19. #19
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ff7134's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,093

    Default

    We also have COBRA on it and the ERG and some others unsure of what they are. I haven't got to play with it yet the tech person doesn't have it fully loaded.
    AKA: Mr. Whoo-Whoo

    IAFF Local 3900

    IACOJ-The Crusty Glow Worm

    ENGINE 302 - The Fire Rats

    F.A.N.T.A.M FOOLS FTM-PTB

  20. #20
    MembersZone Subscriber
    downtownlt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    82

    Default

    Originally posted by Duffman
    [B

    Another drawback: Ever try reading the insructions on the foil package? Could they be written any smaller? [/B]

    we blew the directions up and laminated them, makes it easier then the foilpack directions

  21. #21
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Duffman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    780

    Default

    We did the same, and put a hole in the corner and attatched a clip so you can keep it on your SCBA inside the suit.
    "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

    IACOJ

  22. #22
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Default

    Ok, that makes me feel better going into an incident. Using the proper kit for decon and detection.

  23. #23
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    12

    Default

    We used the m256 in my NJ WMD Technician class this weekend. The instructors provided us with a laminated instruction sheet, and it was absolutely neccessary. Also, we considered having someone in the resource area reading the instructions on the radio.

    Brian

  24. #24
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    St. Louis Area
    Posts
    63

    Default

    I can't understand why they always print the instructions in tiny letters. With the price of some equipment you think they give you something readable in adverse conditions.

    Has anyone tried importing topological maps into landview/Marplot to view land contours overlap with a dispersion model? I am trying to get this to work. If it works, I can see how a substance will travel along the terrain is ways Aloha can't predict alone.

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    WannabeintheFD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    New Hampsha
    Posts
    590

    Default

    Dover got some thermal imaging cameras, and lee just got a brand new rescue truck... weeeeee
    I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

    - Thomas Edison

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register