Article about an overview of the self-contained breathing apparatus. An SCBA typically has three main components: a high-pressure tank (e.g., 2200 psi to 4500 psi), a pressure regulator, and an inhalation connection (mouthpiece, mouth mask or face mask), connected together and mounted to a carrying frame. There are two kinds of SCBA: open circuit and closed circuit.
An article that provides a short overview of the SCBA. The Sidewinder Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) concept might make you look like a scuba diver, but it certainly would be very useful to firefighters, especially if you’re trying to avoid choking on the smoke.
An article that provides a series of videos where you can learn about the self-contained breathing apparatus harnesses, gages, regulators, masks and straps. One of the most important firefighting tools is the self-contained breathing apparatus. The SCBA is worn by rescue worker to provide breathable air in hostile environments. There are a variety of different parts of the SCBA, and it is extremely important to make sure that they are all working properly before putting one on. In this free video series, learn how to inspect a self-contained breathing apparatus. A professional firefighting captain takes the time to show all of the parts that are crucial in a SCBA.
Video length: 1 min 30 sec video about the SCBA harness. Self-contained breathing apparatus harness has two main features: a locking device to hold an air tank and a strap used to carry the apparatus. Identify the main features of a SCBA harness with tips from a fire captain.
Video length: 1 min 16 sec video about the SCBA gages. Every self-contained breathing apparatus has two gages on it. Learn to read SCBA gages with tips from a fire captain.
Video length: 1 min 21 sec video about the SCBA air tanks. A self-contained breathing apparatus air bottle holds 2213 pounds of air pressure. Get information on this video about how the SCBA air tank works with tips from a fire captain.
Video length: 1 min 30 sec video about the SCBA regulators. Self-contained breathing apparatus have different regulators based preference of the firefighter.
Video length: 1 min 16 sec video about the SCBA mask. A self-contained breathing apparatus mask protects firefighters from dangerous gases and debris.
Video length: 1 min 14 sec video about the SCBA adjustment straps. Keeping the face straps tight on a self-contained breathing apparatus will avoid a firefighter inhaling dangerous materials. Learn how to adjust straps on a SCBA face mask with tips from a fire captain.
Article about the Self-contained breathing apparatus, including all completely assembled, portable, self-contained devices designed for use as respiratory protection during entry into and escape from or escape only from hazardous atmospheres, are described as follows: (1) Closed-circuit apparatus. An apparatus of the type in which the exhalation is rebreathed by the wearer after the carbon dioxide has been effectively removed and a suitable oxygen concentration restored from sources composed of: (i) Compressed oxygen; or (ii) Chemical oxygen; or (iii) Liquid-oxygen.