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  • Annual Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Refresher Training

    January 2013

  • References

    IFSTA Essentials 5th Edition

    Jones & Bartlett Fundamentals 2nd Edition

    Delmar Handbook 3rd Edition

    NFPA 1001- Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications

    NFPA 1981-Standard on Open Circuit SCBA for Firefighters

    BTVFC SOG- SCBA Operational Readiness Inspection Guidelines

    BTVFC SOG- SCBA Utilization

  • Members w/ Restrictions Statement

    Members with Restrictions will be allowed to fully participate in the classroom portion of this

    training. Members with Restrictions will be allowed to participate in portions of the Hans-

    On evolutions. They will NOT be allowed to participate in live fire evolutions or bail-out


  • Job Performance Requirements

    NFPA 1001 2008 Edition

    5.3.1 Use SCBA during emergency operations.

    5.3.9 Conduct a search and rescue in a structure.

    5.5.1 Clean and check ladders, ventilation equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), ropes, salvage equipment, and hand tools.

  • Terminal Objective

    The firefighter shall correctly identify the functions, care, use, inspection, maintenance,

    limitations, and safety features of the self-contained breathing apparatus, including the

    demonstration of donning and doffing, and use of the SCBA in obscured visibility.

  • Overview Classroom Portion

    Discuss the backpack and harness assembly.

    Discuss the air cylinder assembly.

    Discuss the regulator assembly.

    Discuss the face piece assembly.

    Discuss routine maintenance and inspections.

    Discuss cleaning and sanitizing.

    Discuss replacing an empty air cylinder.

    Discuss the use and limitations of the SCBA.

  • Overview Hands-on Evolutions

    Within one (1) minute, correctly don and doff the SCBA while wearing protective clothing.

    Successfully demonstrate the ability to perform in obscured visibility with an SCBA

    Given a passage of limited or restricted size, shall successfully demonstrate doffing the SCBA, passing through the opening, and re-donning the SCBA.

  • Motivation

  • Four (4) Components

    Backpack & Harness Assembly

    Air Cylinder Assembly

    Face Piece Assembly

    Regulator Assembly

  • Backpack & Harness Assembly

    Holds unit in place on firefighters back.

    Manufactured of metal and/or high temperature resistant materials. Should not fail when


    Adjustable harness straps All straps should be


    Adjust straps to carry most of the weight on the hips

  • Backpack & Harness Assembly

    Drag Rescue Loop


    Dual EBSS

    Dual Sound Emitting Piezos

    Dual Redundant Pressure Reducer

    Battery Pack

  • Air Cylinder Assembly

    Contain the compressed air for breathing

    Strong & durable, heaviest part of unit

  • Regulator Assembly

    Purge Valve (not bypass)

    Doffing Switch

  • Heads Up Display (HUD)

    Two lights glowing (Green)

    Full Cylinder

    One light glowing (Green)


    One light flashing slowly (Yellow)


    One light flashing rapidly (Red)


    Low Battery Indicator

  • Face Piece Assembly



    Nose Cup


    Head Harness

    Voice Amplifier

  • Routine Inspections & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Breathing Air Cylinder Visually inspect breathing air cylinder and valve assembly

    for physical damage such as dents or gouges in metal or in composite wrapping. Cylinders which show physical damage or exposure to high heat or flame, such as paint turned brown or black, decals charred or missing, pressure gauge lens melted or elastomeric bumper distorted, and cylinders which show evidence of exposure to chemicals such as discoloration, cracks in the cylinder or the composite wrapping, peeling of the outer layers of the composite wrapping and/or bulging of the cylinder wall, shall be removed from service and emptied of compressed air.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Breathing Air Cylinder

    Check the latest cylinder hydrostatic test date to ensure it is current. The date of manufacture marked on the cylinder is also the date of the first hydrostatic test.

    Check for damage of the cylinder valve hand wheel and the threads on the cylinder valve outlet.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Breathing Air Cylinder

    Check the relief valve (burst disc) for damage or dirt.

    Check the cylinder pressure gauge for FULL indication. If cylinder pressure is less than FULL, replace with a fully charged cylinder.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Respirator (If any damage is found in this inspection, remove the respirator from

    service and tag for repair by authorized personnel)

    Inspect the complete respirator for worn or damaged components.

    a) Inspect hoses and rubber parts which exhibit cracking, splitting, or brittleness.

    b) Inspect harness webbing for cuts, tears, abrasion, fraying, or indication of heat or chemical damage.

    c) Check all buckles and fasteners for proper operation.

    d) Check the cylinder retention system for damage and for proper operation.

    e) Verify that the respirator has been properly cleaned.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Respirator Remove the breathing regulator from the face piece by pulling

    back on the regulator retaining latch and rotating the regulator turn. Inspect the gasket on the breathing regulator that seals against the face piece for rips or damage that may break the seal.

    Inspect the breathing regulator for damaged or missing components. Verify that the regulator gasket is not damaged and is in place around

    the outlet port of the regulator. Verify that the purge valve (red knob) is not damaged and turns

    smoothly one-half turn from stop to stop. Inspect the Heads-Up Display for damage. Verify that the rubber

    guard is in place and is not torn or damaged. Verify that the lock tab slides easily and that the lock tab spring returns the tab to the lock position.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Face Piece

    Examine the face piece assembly for damaged or worn components. The face piece must be complete and in serviceable condition with no worn, loose, or damaged components. Inspect the face piece as follows:

    Inspect the face piece seal and other rubber components for deformation, wear, damage, or cracks.

    Inspect the lens for cracks, gouges, scratches, or any condition that could impair the operation of the face piece or the users vision.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of Face Piece Inspect the lens frame or bezel for damage such as cracks

    or distortion. Check that all lens frame retainers or bezel screws are

    present and installed correctly. Check that all harness anchors are present and operating

    properly. Inspect the head harness for correct installation with all

    straps oriented correctly. Inspect the head harness for damage or worn

    components. Inspect the voicemitters for dents or damage. Verify that

    the voicemitters are properly installed and secure in the voicemitter ducts.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    AV 2000 AV 3000

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Inspection of the Face Piece Inspect the nose cup for cuts or damage. Also look for any

    signs of damage to the face piece port side of the nose cup where the regulator attaches. Check that the nose cup is properly seated between the flanges of the voicemitter ducts.

    All SCOTT face pieces used with this respirator must be fitted with a nose cup. Verify that the Nose Cup is properly installed for the model of face piece being used. A Nose Cup is standard on the SCOTT AV-2000 and AV-3000 full face pieces.

    Verify that the face piece is clean. Adjust the head straps to the full outward position

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    AV 2000

    The AV-2000 Nose Cup goes BEHIND the face seal

    AV 3000

    SCOTT AV-3000 Face pieces are fitted with a Nose Cup which fits in front of the face seal.

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    SCOTT EPIC Voice Amplifier

  • Routine Inspection & Maintenance

    Maintenance of the EPIC Amplifier Clean the voice amplifier assembly when necessary using a

    cloth dampened with a solution of water and a mild detergent.

    When storing the amplifier for an extended period of time, batteries should be removed to prevent damage to the battery terminals.

    Remove depleted batteries and replace with fresh batteries in a timely manner. Depleted batteries will cause damage if left in the Voice Amplifier for an extended period of time.

    Except for the replacement of the batteries, no attempt shall be made to do maintenance or repairs beyond the scope of this instruction manual without proper training.

  • Operational Testing

    Check that the breathing regulator purge valve (red knob on regulator) is closed (full clockwise and pointer on knob upward).

    Fully depress the center of the air saver/donning switch on the top of th