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    Default Explorer & Junior Firefighter's Quiz

    This quiz has 4 sections. 10 questions per section. This MAY be a little diffucult for osme maybe not.

    Question 1:How long must a firefighter remain still before a PASS device sounds an alarm?
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    isn't it thirty seconds.

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    one minute

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    My bad. I have had little time with SCBAs

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    Originally posted by friddle2005
    My bad. I have had little time with SCBAs
    Don't Appologize you were right.

    Prealarm should activate within 15-25 seconds depending on brand and then full alarm at 30 seconds.
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    doesn't it depend on what PASS device you are using?

    The SuperPass II starts making noise after approzamitely 18 to 23 seconds of inactivity
    http://www.americanairworks.com/passdevices.html
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    Or 0 sec. of you hit the manual alarm.

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    Originally posted by ffexpCP
    Or 0 sec. of you hit the manual alarm.
    That wasn't the orignal question Smart guy
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    Default Re: answer

    Originally posted by friddle2005
    isn't it thirty seconds.
    Correct


    Next Question:How often should an SCBA be tested?
    (A)Once a month
    (B)Every other month
    (C)Every six months
    (D(Once a year

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    Default Re: Re: answer

    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292


    Correct


    Next Question:How often should an SCBA be tested?
    (A)Once a month
    (B)Every other month
    (C)Every six months
    (D(Once a year
    your not entirely correct about the PASS devices, because it depends on which type of PASS device you are using.

    check your sources (and the background of the person asking the questions and providing the answers), I know I provided where I found my information.
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    I think that DrParasite is right. I was at the Pullman Fire Dept. yeaterday and asked the shift captain the queation. He said that theirs activates in thirty seconds, but it all depends on the PASS and SCBA Unit. Lets stay focused on the topic.

    The SCBA should be checked every month, whether or not they are used. The department should have an operating checking station and they should be checked every month and replaced if they aqre found defaulty. You should also check the extra tanks on the apparatus to make sure the supply is ready for an emergency.

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    This is true, thanks DrParasite and all for that, I forgot every pass alarm is different,common mistake thanks for reminding me anyway

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    Default Re: Re: answer

    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292


    Correct


    Next Question:How often should an SCBA be tested?
    (A)Once a month
    (B)Every other month
    (C)Every six months
    (D(Once a year
    Tested as in "hydro tested", tested functionally? How about the daily maint. checks?

    Hmmm. I don't think we check our packs once a month. Each truck gets checked every day.

    Hydro? Can't give you a solid date there. People have different bottles and different packs, might be X for one department, and Y for another.

    You might want to be a little more specific with questions, too many variables within them...

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    and so your department is different than others, I can see the mix up. And think I would have to agree that the questions need to be specific, BUT, they are on the JR. Firefighters spot.

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    and so your department is different than others, I can see the mix up.
    Daily truck checks aren't just the "normal" thing for my department.

    Even the volly stations close by to me, I know that they check their trucks daily, too.

    It's a responsibility and accountability thing. "Oh golly Billy Bob, I could have sworn that those packs were full a month ago!"

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    don't get offensive here. This is a spot to learn, not "rag" on the other people trying to learn something from someone who is willing to tell some unoffensive knowledge.

    So you check them everyday, I know Pullman doesn't. So your department isn't the US standard

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    Hydro tests are 5 years for solid tanks, 3 years for older composite, and 5 years for the new composite tanks. The only way to check if a composite tank is the newer type or not is by checking the serial number with the manufacturer.

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    When should a firefighter test his PASS device?

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    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292
    When should a firefighter test his PASS device?
    Mine is checked daily, as well as before I enter the scene of a call, and when I exit.

    I'd rather know before hand that something is wrong, and would rather find out after the call if it has been damaged before I go on the next run.

    Firefighter safety comes first, if my gear isn't 100%, then I'm not safe.

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    I would have to say the same. the PASS should be checked every day and time there is a fire.

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    I know our SCBAs get checked at least twice a week by me ill air the system up check the gauges make sure low pressure alarm works and test PASS, but i can remember going to another department for SCBA training and specifically hearing this chief say to one off his FFs not to use the air in the tank because he didnt want to waste the air in there cascade system i thought that was stupid.....i told the chief and the FF they could use the Cascade on our pumper or rescue truck...it just sickens me that this chief was encouraging his FFs not to test out there SCBAs i mean after all Air is free and they can fill there Cascade bottles at our station..but that would take effort and i guess some people are just lazy.


    Ive put on SCBAs that have the rear High pressure line lose and i distinctly remember putttin one on that was missing an O-Ring you can usually tell by the whistling sound that comes from your butt region so now i go up twice a week and check them
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    And about the frequency of Checking SCBAs im assuming Res343cue is a career FF and thats why his SCBA gets checked so frequently i know im doing a Work Study at a career FD and i spend a good majority of the time there doing Checks with those guys whether it be SCBAs Fire Hydrants, Hose,Checking the Supplies on the Ambulance, so no ones telling you you have to check your SCBAs everyday like i said i check ours twice a week and that seems to do the trick....I also happen to be a real Big Gear Head so i end up doing the truck Maintenance checks too...hell im a Junior FF and ive already standardized maintenance records and SCBA records....lol im not bragging im sure theres guys out there just like me...you coud virtually put anything in front of me that is broken and i could fix/Weld/Wrench it back to working order so if anyone has any Qs about Maintenance feel free to stump me
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by ffexpCP
    Hydro tests are 5 years for solid tanks, 3 years for older composite, and 5 years for the new composite tanks. The only way to check if a composite tank is the newer type or not is by checking the serial number with the manufacturer. [/QUOTE

    This chart is the US DOT requirements:
    Steel 5 years indefinite
    Aluminum 5 years indefinite
    Fiberglass wrapped 3 years 15 years
    Kevlar wrapped 3 years 15 years
    Carbon fiber wrapped 3 or 5 years 15 years
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