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Question about Confined Space Rescue.  What is the best practice or recommendation on wearing SCBA vs SAR during a Confined Space Rescue Incident.  When should you wear one vs the other?  What's the breakover point? Thank you,
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The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District is planning to upgrade its fire and emergency medical services and is seeking a qualified consultant to provide input into this plan.  Qualifications include experience with rural fire departments operating with limited budgets, particularly how they can comply with NFPA fire operations standards. cmfpd
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We are ordering new SCBAs and I am getting conflicting information of what size cylinders will be compliant with the next NFPA edition. Can someone please define the size/volume/pressure standards that will be compliant in 2020? Thank you.
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NFPA 1852 section reads: Facepiece inspection shall include the following:  (3) Lens checked for holes, cracks, scratches, heat-damaged areas, and a proper seal with the facepiece material.   The SCBA mask lens is plastic in general term.  In 2013 all manufacturers were required to improve lens heat integrity.   I am an SCBA… (Show more)
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Are there guidelines in NFPA on wind sock for use in an industrial emergency response setting? Example: to indicate the wind direction for safe approach or escape during release of toxic gas   How do you select which wind sock features are important: - Visibility e.g. color, stripes, size, installation location - External or internal lighting… (Show more)
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I am asking to get better clarification on the low voltage charging system. I know if you have replaced a radiator in a fire fighting piece of equipment, that a pump test is required to ensure the system will perform as designed. What I am wondering why there is not a requirement to do the same for the low voltage system if the alternator has been… (Show more)
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I have a 6 floors new residential building ( about 22 m height and 800 m2 area ), with four aparments per floor. it will be very difficult from the owner side to install sprinkler system. Is there any chance/code reference to avoid sprinkler system within this building, consdering stand pipe and fire extinguishers only?
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A few months ago, NFPA told me the following regarding the size of the special hazard ratings in comparison to the number ratings for NFPA 704, “The minimum dimensions of the hazard ratings (which include the special hazard symbols) are specified in figure and table so as long as they scale within those minimum dimensions, that is… (Show more)
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Pertaining to rope rescue systems I am looking for this "System safety factor" ratio that I hear about in fire service but can't seem to find any numbers anywhere.  In NFPA 1670 A.3.3.142 states what a safety factor is but no ratio is given.  For example I hear "the safety factor must be 10:1 or 15:1".  Where might I be able to find this… (Show more)
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