SCBA Emergency Procedures

Guidelines for safe entry with an SCBA
Remain calm and do not panic; panicking increases breathing rate
Always work with a partner, check each other out, communicate and stick together
Stay low upon entry especially where heat is involved
Utilize HT sets especially in large buildings
Use of lights can penetrate smoke and darkness to aid in any search.

Steps for lost air supply
Disconnect MMR and use a gloved hand to filter opening in facepiece
Escape IDLH as fast as possible

The female side of a coupling indicates the way back to the engine
The male side determines the way back to the engine.

Steps for vomiting in a facepiece
Hold breath
Lift facepiece away
Before inhaling, put facepiece back into place

Steps for regulator malfunction
Advise partner
If additional air is needed, open purge valve
If leak is present in high pressure portion of the apparatus, use the cylinder valve to regulate flow, thus conserving air

Steps when falling into water
Readjust facepiece
Exhale first and breath like normal; remain calm
Move towards safety

It is important to exhale while surfacing because the water pressure on the body decreases as you come to the surface, so the air trapped within the lungs will expand greatly, resulting in ruptured lungs.

Which knot should a tether line be tied around the waist?
A. Figure 8 follow through
B. Radium hitch
C. Bowline with overhand safety
D. Double Bowline
C. Bowline with overhand safety

Take up slack

One pull

Two pulls

Take up slack
Three pulls

Four pulls

The line tender must not tend more than two lines

Steps for securing breathing apparatus
Have shoulder straps fully extended
Have waist buckle fully extended
Bleed pressure off system
Have all valves closed
Have at least 4000 psi in cylinder
Place in compartment so as no straps or parts will hang up on removal

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