NFPA 1404 and Air Management
An article in the new issue of Fire Engineering discusses NFPA 1404, which sets forth the standard for air management. According to the article, nder NFPA 1404, a firefighter is supposed to exit the IDLH environment BEFORE their low air alarm goes off, and if it goes off while a firefighter is in an IDLH environment, it is to be treated as an event comparable MAYDAY situation.
Does everybody here comply with this? Is this realistic for departments that operate with 30 minute bottles?