"Jessie it starts at the top with your Chief and the training officer if the chief dose not have the SOP/SOGs in place to mandate that firefighters will use the safety equipment provided and he chooses to put officers in place who ether ignore those…"
understand the decon line for non and ambulatory patients, attended COBRA in Anniston...
what I am looking for are specific training guidelines for actually cleaning the non-ambulatory victims, things like cleaning under skin folds, using johnson and johnson baby shampoo for decontaminating eyes (non-tearing but works well to reduce hydrocarbon surface tension).
the most important thing to remember about the mass decon using an elevated master stream is the maintenance of the TFT nozzle. Any rocks that get stuck in the nozzle results in straight streams of water that actually causes tissue damage because it's not a gentle fog anymore... specially true for corrosive gas releases.
Hey from Santa Barbara. Want to trade training stuff? I'm off on injury, bored to death and wouldn't mind giving you a hand with stuff but... any chance you can send me a cool recipe from Louisianna? I had ettofe (sp?) once when visiting in Florida and fell in love with cajon cooking. I'm also a hazmat guy and used to be a medic. My wife is an ER RN. Stay safe, Mike