Easy answer for our air management policy. If there is a fire in the building we go on air outside the door.
Makes no difference if the fire is in the back of the supermarket and we go in the front. On air outside the door.
SCBA stays on for overhaul until CO drops below 20 ppm. Officer or senior man supervising ioverhaul inside the structure always has a CO meter. When it drops below 20, he gives the IC a shout. He will then usually check it out personally and make the final call on losing the SCBA.
Not following the policy will get our paid guys a shift or two off. Volunteers will find themseleves suspended for a few weeks. It's enforced and everybody knows it.
Reality is firefighters will always try to do things the easy way. it's the department's responsibility to mandate that they do things the right way.
At this point we are realigning our training and SOPs to address this new standard.
We do monitor more than just CO. Our officers attend an Incident Safety Officer class. Whoever is assigned safety at a fire is in charge of monitoring air quality during overhaul.
Originally Posted by RFDACM02
Pretty much, yep.
Originally Posted by Whocares
And I wear gloves when I start IV's. You?