(HARLAN) A Mobile Breathing Apparatus Trailer, Advanced Breathing Apparatus Class will be held in Shelby County. The class is free of charge to participating agencies.
The course is designed to provide experienced fire service personnel with advanced knowledge and skills development involving the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), for the purpose of increasing chances of survival in an emergency situation.
Topics include: fire fighter deaths and injuries; respiratory hazards; SCBA safety precautions; maintenance of SCBA; hydrostatic testing requirements; refilling procedures; limitations of the SCBA; controlled breathing techniques; toxic at-mosphere cylinder change; tight space maneuvering; and emergency survival techniques. The course exposes the fire fighter to an actual smoke filled maze in the Mobile Breathing Apparatus Trailer.
The course is designed for experienced fire fighters or those personnel exposed to fire, heat or toxic atmospheres and are required to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus on a regular basis.
The trailer will be in Defiance from March 5th through March 17th. Email Jason Wickizer to schedule a time at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-755-2124.