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    What is your best times at rapid dress? (full ppe and breathing off the scba).

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    Don't know. Haven't been timed since my Level 1 course. Generally I'm not to worried about my time but rather what's facing me at the call that we are responding too.
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    bout a min to min and a half ish area dono its been a while

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    If you can get dress in full ppe and be breating off an SCBA then you are probably one of the fastest people I have ever seen or heard of donning full ppe and breathing of an SCBA. I know that most if not all paid fire departments require no more then a one minute time to get dressed in full ppe and then another minute to have the SCBA on but not breathing air. This equals to two minutes without breathing air for paid companies. If anyone can get to one minute or a minute and a half you are pretty much set. Personally, I can get under this two minute time limit but most explorers in my post cannot. Nothing a little practice can't fix. I wish all of you good luck and fast dressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afrexplorer1 View Post
    What is your best times at rapid dress? (full ppe and breathing off the scba).
    Why would the time matter? I would rather have someone in full ppe the propper and safe way then someone zipping right through it.

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    Unless the call is right behind the firehall my time would be pretty crappy anyways. I don't waste air responding to a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday05 View Post
    Why would the time matter? I would rather have someone in full ppe the propper and safe way then someone zipping right through it.
    Yeah i know me two I'm just asking how fast you are at competitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLFEEC06 View Post
    If you can get dress in full ppe and be breating off an SCBA then you are probably one of the fastest people I have ever seen or heard of donning full ppe and breathing of an SCBA. I know that most if not all paid fire departments require no more then a one minute time to get dressed in full ppe and then another minute to have the SCBA on but not breathing air. This equals to two minutes without breathing air for paid companies. If anyone can get to one minute or a minute and a half you are pretty much set. Personally, I can get under this two minute time limit but most explorers in my post cannot. Nothing a little practice can't fix. I wish all of you good luck and fast dressing.
    Yeah we have too get dressed in full ppe and breathing air in 1 minute and thirty seconds. i use to get it in over two minutes but now i can get it in if i remember right 1 minute and 20 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday05 View Post
    Why would the time matter? I would rather have someone in full ppe the propper and safe way then someone zipping right through it.
    Becuase NPQ says it does. It WILL BE one of the 18 practicles you have to complete for NPQ FF1.

    Just for the record, in my basic FF class there was a girl who would completly dressed, breathing air in roughly 40 seconds. Insane.
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    I can be in my gear in roughly 20 or so seconds I believe....give or take a few seconds for the weather... We haven't done it in a while, but that is all we do for competitions.

    We've done it a few times at the station screwing around having to go on air. And I believe that I was somewhere just under a min.
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    The last time I rapid dressed I get around 23 seconds in only turnouts. The last time I did turnouts and SCBA I got around a min. and 45(and that was the only time I dressed in ppe and SCBA). But, like almost everyone in this thread, I have not rapid dressed in awhile so my time is probably higher. I also don't try to keep my time down. If a Fire call comes in, I put on my turnout pants and throw my coat and helmet on the Engine.

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    Dunno about rapid dress....but I know I can undress rapidly
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    Haven't really times myself. But I know in January when we did SCBA recert, I did it for fun, and was way under 2 minutes full PPE and on air. But no exact time for ya.

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    When I took my scba course put on by some of the guys at my station I had to put it all on in the dark and I did it in a minute fifty

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    My regular time for full gear and scba on and runing air is 37 seconds flat!

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    56 seconds. just got timed in Fire Fighter 1 last week.

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    fast times are good but remember accuracy outweighs speed

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    full ppe in 42 seconds and on air in about 72 seconds
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH214 View Post
    fast times are good but remember accuracy outweighs speed
    HEAR HEAR!! that reminds me! We had a guy make it in 36 seconds. but! he put his hood on backwards so the entire back side of his neck was exposed and the seal around his mask was not so good. Still not exactly sure how he got it that way.

    EDIT:!!! THIS WAS JUST FOR DONNING THE SCBA!!!
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    I have no idea what my time was when we tested, all I know is it was fast and we had to get into our seats, buckle and unbuckle as we donned our SCBA's. All I know now is that it's fast enough to be on the rig and ready to go.

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    as long as i am ready before i get onscene thats good

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    explorers and juniors firefighters go on scene in the USA?wow,in France it is forbidden,they learn about firefighting and roll the hoses at the station but they never go on calls.
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    I can have my ppe on in 20-30 seconds and complete with scba and air on is 1min 18sec.

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    @frenchfireball - Yes, some departments allow their Exp/Jr's to go to the scene. It's a great learning experience. But not every department allows it. It's up to the individual department as to what Exp/Jr's can and can't do.

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    I usually put my pants on first and put my coat on in the rig if we're going to a fire or drill, and then the helmet and gloves. With SCBA I can do it in 1 min. 20 secs. At some drills we don't need wear full gear, maybe coats and pants if it's crappy out, but if it's nice out, we just wear street clothes. The FFs do the same too.

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