We AND OTHER SEATTLE (WA) Fire Department members developed the following drill to integrate key pieces of air management, SCBA training, fireground communications, and Maydays with newer policy changes (especially in air management), providing practice opportunities for the difficult challenges associated with personal or team distress.
When it comes to SCBA emergency air management, we have found that certain breathing methods are based on opinion and conjecture as opposed to testing and evaluation.
The topic of air management has become very popular over the past several years, and rightly so.
The engine company officer pauses in the kitchen at the basement door, feeling the doorknob for heat.
We conducted some RIT training a few years ago. In doing so, we recognized a few problems or concerns.
• Do you know the deadly nature of today’s fireground smoke?
Focused and effective air management is an important part of progressive training programs nationwide, and it is clear that the training goals it entails must be applied comprehensively.