Breathing Apparatus Initial
To provide those individuals who have just been appointed to their emergency teams the opportunity to wear breathing apparatus in hazardous conditions such as toxic atmospheres and dealing with large fires.
Learning objectives (dependent on the course)
- Identify when to adopt breathing apparatus
- Demonstrate the importance of effective team work
- Understand the physical restraints of breathing apparatus
- Demonstrate skills when working in heat and smoke
Students should be physically fit and not suffer from any medical conditions (this course can be strenuous). No pre-course notes are required as literature is distributed during the course. All training is conducted in accordance with current Fire Service technical bulletins (1/97). The course would suit individuals who have had no previous experience when dealing with breathing apparatus.
Programme (dependent on the course)
- Physiology of respiration (theory presentation)
- Breathing apparatus set description
- Breathing apparatus cylinders/durations
- Breathing apparatus general checks
- Donning and start-up procedures
- Doffing procedures
- The importance of record keeping
- Technical Bulletin 1/1997 procedures
- Wearer distress (theory presentation)
- Entrapped procedures
- Walk/run/climb exercise (practical exercise)
- Breathing practical exercise in restricted vision
- Control procedures
- Working in heat and smoke
You can also find out more or secure your place on a course by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (0191) 214 3337.