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1 Manlius Fire Department Annual SCBA & RIT Pak Familiarization Drill

2  OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA, firefighters will be able to identify the parts and functions of the SCBA and RIT Pak and use the SCBA and RIT Pak as described in the Scott User Manual  OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA, firefighters will be able to properly donn the SCBA and mask as described in the Scott User Manual.  OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA, firefighters will be able to safely connect the RIC connection as described in the Scott User Manual  OBJECTIVE: Given the Scott 4.5 SCBA and a RIT Pak or another Scott SCBA, firefighters will be able to identify several methods of providing supplemental air to a downed firefighter.



5  Carbon fiber  4500 PSI ◦ Refill at 4000 PSI  “30 Minute” rated, but not really intended to last this long.  Depends on a number of factors.

6  Tri-slide cylinder buckle  Cylinder latch  Kevlar straps  Quick-release parachute buckles  Regulator holder  Inspection ◦ Tears and burns ◦ Chemical exposure

7  “PAK-ALERT SE”  Air activated ◦ Opening cylinder ◦ 3 audible chirps ◦ Green light  Requires 6 AA batteries ◦ Low battery – single audible chirp every 2 seconds / no green light

8  Manual alarm ◦ Front of PASS ◦ Red button ◦ Full alarm on depression  Auto alarm ◦ Motionless for 20 seconds  Pre-alarm  Ascending / Descending tone  1 Red light flash /second  Full-alarm  12 Seconds after pre-alarm  Continuous tones w/ red lights

9  Reset button ◦ Yellow button ◦ Side of PASS  De-activation of full-alarm ◦ Press reset button twice slowly  De-activation of PASS ◦ Turn off cylinder ◦ Vent residual pressure from regulator ◦ Press reset button twice slowly  Two tone chirp

10  VIBRALERT alarm ◦ 25% of cylinder pressure ◦ Air actuated vibration  Re-circulates into mask  Air saver/Donning switch  Purge Valve  Integrated HUD

11  Inspection ◦ Hose and rubber  Cuts  Tears  Cracking ◦ Quick connect  Dirt  Debris ◦ Cleanliness ◦ Purge valve  Smooth ½ turn

12  After initialization, the rectangular indicator lights will show the level of the air supply in the cylinder as follows:  FULL: 2 green lights glowing near the center of the display  THREE-QUARTERS: single green light glowing.  ONE-HALF: yellow light flashing slowly at once a second.  ONE-QUARTER cylinder end of service time indicator is indicated by the red light at the far left flashing rapidly at ten times a second.  When this warning light is flashing rapidly, the user must leave the hazardous atmosphere immediately.

13  Visual display of SCBA air status  Series of lights indicate pressure ◦ Full - 2 green ◦ 75% - 1 green ◦ 50% - 1 yellow slow flashing ◦ 25% - 1 red rapid flashing

14  Adjust the head straps to their full outward position.  Hold the facepiece in one hand and hold the head harness by the strap at the base of the head net.  Place the facepiece on the face with chin properly located in the chin pock­et while pulling the head harness over the top of the head. Verify that no hair or clothing is interfering with the face to facepiece seal. 12 A  Tighten the neck straps by pulling the two lower strap ends toward the rear of the head.  12 B

15  Stroke the head harness net down the back of the head using one or both hands. Verify that the head harness is lying flat against the back of the head. Retighten the neck straps. 12C  Tighten the two temple straps. Adjust the temple straps by pulling the two temple strap ends toward the back of the head. Over-tightening may cause discomfort. 12D  Retighten the neck straps if required.


17  Fully depress the center of the air saver/donning switch on top of regulator and release.  The breathing regulator is equipped with an air aver/donning switch to prevent the rapid loss of air supply when the cylinder valve is open and the facepiece is removed from the face or the regulator is removed from the facepiece.

18  If the regulator is not attached to the facepiece, proceed as follows: ◦ Verify that the regulator gasket is not damaged and is in place around the outlet port of the regulator. ◦ Align the two flats of the regulator outlet port with the corre­ sponding flats in the facepiece port (the red purge valve on the regulator will be in the 12 o’clock position). insert the regulator into the facepiece port.  Rotate the regulator counterclockwise (as viewed from inside of facepiece) until the red purge valve knob is on the left side of the facepiece. The lock tab on the regulator will lock into the facepiece retainer with a “click.” when the lock tab is properly engaged, the regulator will not rotate.

19  Slowly open cylinder valve fully by turning the valve knob counterclockwise until it stops (approximately 2 1/2 full turns of the knob).

20  Observe the operation of the alarms: ◦ The VIB RALERT end of service indicator alarm will actuate and then stop. ◦ The HEADS-UP DI SPLAY shall initialize for twenty (20) seconds and then display the cylinder level. ◦ The PAK ALERT SE 7 distress alarm will actuate when the cylinder valve is opened and will sound three quick audible chirps accompanied by a green flashing on the PAK ALERT SE 7 control console

21  If the air saver/donning switch has not been depressed prior to opening the cylinder valve, the VIB RALERT Alarm will not actuate due to the air flowing freely on the facepiece.  With facepiece sealed to face, inhale sharply.

22  Always check the facepiece seal, the system seal, and the operation of the end of service alarms using the following procedure: ◦ Completely close the cylinder valve by pushing in on the cylinder valve and rotating it clockwise. ◦ Breathe on respirator. As the air pressure falls in the respirator, one or more of the end of service indicator alarms will actuate. ◦ Immediately on actuation of any end of service indicator alarm, hold breath momentarily and make certain that the Vibralert and heads up display both actuate (rapid clicking of the Vibralert Alarm, rapid flashing of the heads up display red light.

23 ◦ Resume breathing on the respirator until all air stops flowing from the breathing regulator. ◦ NEGATIVE PRESSURE LEAK TEST: Inhale slowly and hold breath momentarily. No leakage of air shall be detected into the facepiece and the facepiece shall be drawn slightly to the face. ◦ Open cylinder valve and breathe normally. If installed, the electronic end of service time indicator will continue briefly then stop.

24  The respirator may be donned and worn in "Standby," so that it is ready for use. This means the respirator is in place on the user’s body with the shoulder straps properly adjusted and the waist belt buckled, but the facepiece is not donned (sealed to the face) and the respirator is not being used.

25  Leave the cylinder valve fully open and verify that the air saver/donning switch is depressed.  Remove the facepiece but leave the regulator attached to the facepiece.  Keep the facepiece ready for use either of two ways: ◦ Hang the facepiece from the snap clip on the left shoulder pad, ◦ Hang the facepiece from the optional neck strap.  NOTE DO NOT LET THE FACEPIECE HANG LOOSE WI THOUT SECURING IT AS NOTED ABOVE.

26  The regulator can be detached from the facepiece until needed. To detach the regulator from the facepiece: ◦ Place your right hand over the cover with your thumb on the lock tab. ◦ Pull the lock tab toward the cover and rotate the regulator ¼ turn clockwise (viewed from inside of facepiece). ◦ W hen the red purge valve is in the 12 o’clock position remove regulator from the facepiece. ◦ The regulator can be stored in the optional regulator holder on the waist belt.

27  EBSS – Emergency Breathing Support System  Introduction of air from outside source ◦ Ladder air system ◦ RIT Bag ◦ Another SCBA (buddy breathing)  On left side waist belt ◦ In snap pouch

28  Male and Female coupling ◦ Quick disconnect ◦ Supply or receive  3 foot hose  Dual protective cover

29  Extended Duration air supply (aerial ops) ◦ Use male coupling  Operates as open-circuit, pressure demand  Emergency Breathing (Buddy breathing) ◦ Used for escape only ◦ Utilizes highest pressure bottle  One bottle can be turned off to conserve air ◦ Can “Daisy-Chain” up to 3 users  Will not provide enough air for >3

30  FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY!  Permits emergency replenishment of air ◦ Not a quick charge

31 Utilizing RIC UAC for emergency air replenishment of a structurally compromised cylinder will result in an over pressurization explosion.


33  Carbon Fiber 4500 PSI / 60 Min. Cylinder  Cylinder caddy w/ carrying handle  Av-3000Face piece  Regulator w/ quick disconnect

34  High Pressure hose w/ UAC connection  Pressure reducer block  5’ low pressure hose and fittings

35  Divided bag ◦ Cylinder storage ◦ Low pressure hose and mask/regulator  Exterior pouch ◦ High pressure UAC



38  5’ high pressure hose ◦ Side Pocket of Pack  Air directly from bottle  UAC – Universal Air Connection w/ cap

39  Permits emergency replenishment of air ◦ Not a quick charge  Within 6” of neck of bottle on all NFPA 1981 (2002) compliant SCBA’s

40  Ensure RIT cylinder valve is fully open  Extend high pressure UAC hose  Remove protective cap  Ensure SCBA cylinder valve is fully open

41  Locate UAC on receiving SCBA  Remove protective cap  Align and push – UAC will self-lock  Connection will self lock  Cylinder pressures will equalize

42  Pull back UAC collar and pull UAC from SCBA  Turn off RIT cylinder  Replace protective cap  Press center of cap to vent residual pressure

43 WARNING!!! DO NOT attempt to vent pressure without cap on. This will inject high pressure air into skin.

44  5’ HOSE  2 Connections ◦ EBSS – Air from highest pressure cylinder ◦ Schrader  Double male adapter for female EBSS  AV-3000 face piece ◦ Same mask as issue  Regulator ◦ Quick disconnect

45  Examples of when RIT low pressure hose should be used ◦ FF low on air ◦ Failure of mask ◦ Failure of regulator ◦ Failure of SCBA ◦ Structural compromise of cylinder

46  Multiple Options ◦ EBSS to EBSS ◦ EBSS to regulator ◦ EBSS and regulator to mask ◦ EBSS, regulator and mask ◦ Rescue operations

47  EBSS to EBSS ◦ Align EBSS and push  Coupling self locks ◦ Air from highest pressure cylinder ◦ Can turn off SCBA cylinder to conserve air ◦ Will not hot charge SCBA

48  EBSS to regulator ◦ Turn on RIT cylinder ◦ Disconnect coupling from SCBA ◦ Align coupling with EBSS and push

49  EBSS and regulator to mask ◦ Align coupling with EBSS and push ◦ Turn on RIT cylinder ◦ Remove regulator from SCBA ◦ Replace with RIT regulator

50  EBSS, regulator and mask ◦ Align coupling with EBSS and push  No electrical connection  No HUD ◦ Turn on RIT cylinder ◦ Remove regulator and mask from FF ◦ Replace with RIT regulator and mask

51  Rescue operations ◦ Align coupling with EBSS and push ◦ Turn on RIT cylinder ◦ Place mask on civilian

52 NOTICE: RIT PAK(s) are for OUR Safety RIT PAKs should only be used for civilian rescue if a RIT teams have been established with dedicated RIT PAK(s).

53  Respirators must be cleaned after every use  We use a solution to clean the mask  We are not cleaning them as frequently as we need to. They carry carcinogenic remnants of fires.

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