Its been along time since I masked up. I keep seeing comments about yard breathing. I remember turning on the bottles in the engine, grabbing a line and going in. (yes we did check doors and windows and signs for backdrafts)


Is the new school to turn on the air at the door? And if you have a 30 min bottle, how long to you plan on being inside?

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Mostly will wear a pack in IDLH or interior overall till a gas monitor shows safe levels. I may also wear a pack outside if working in smoke. My hint is if my lungs don't like the air, I pack up.

The Regional Fire Chief's Assoc. has an SOP on Air Management. 1/2 in and 1/2 out. Virtually all fire depts in the county run Scott Air Packs 50s with 45 min bottles.

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