Cylinder valve safety override
My department overides the safety "ratcheting" device on our SCBA cylinder valves to allow for easier closing of the valve. This has been done for atleast the last 15 years, with no incidence of accidental closure, to my knowledge. Does anyone have experience with valves being accidently closed during an emergency. Also, I'd like to know how many other departments override this function. If you have had an accidental closure, was the valve opened fully upon donning. Thanks for your input.