Personal Protective Equipment and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus 

  
Personal Protective Equipment and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:   Didactic 5 hours 45 minutes   Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify, use, and maintain various articles of protective clothing and equipment.

  • Describe the purpose of articles of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Describe characteristics of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Summarize guidelines for the care of personal protective clothing.
  • List the four common respiratory hazards associated with fires and other emergencies.
  • Distinguish among characteristics of respiratory hazards.
  • Describe physical, medical, and mental factors that affect the firefighter's ability to use respiratory protection effectively.
  • Describe equipment and air-supply limitations of SCBA.
  • Discuss effective air management.
  • Distinguish among characteristics of air-purifying respirators, open-circuit SCBA, and closed-circuit SCBA.
  • Describe basic SCBA component assemblies. - Discuss storing protective breathing apparatus.
  • Summarize recommendations for the use of PASS devices.
  • Describe precautionary safety checks for SCBA.
  • Discuss general donning and doffing considerations for SCBA.
  • Summarize general items to check for in daily, weekly, monthly, and annual SCBA inspections.
  • Summarize safety precautions for refilling SCBA cylinders.
  • Discuss safety precautions for SCBA use.
  • Describe actions to take in emergency situations using SCBA.
  • Discuss operating in areas of limited visibility while wearing SCBA.
  • Discuss exiting areas with restricted openings under emergency conditions while wearing SCBA.

Hands On 8 Hours

  • Don PPE and SCBA for use at an emergency.
  • Doff PPE and SCBA and prepare for reuse.
  • Inspect PPE and SCBA for use at an emergency incident.
  • Clean and sanitize PPE and SCBA. 
  • Fill an SCBA cylinder from a cascade system.
  • Fill an SCBA cylinder from a compressor/purifier.
  • Perform emergency operations procedures for an SCBA.
  • Exit a constricted opening while wearing standard SCBA.
  • Change an SCBA cylinder — One-person method.
  • Change an SCBA cylinder — Two-person method.