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Flashcards in BA 001: Intro to Respiratory Protective Equipment Deck (14):
1

What is the definition of respiration?

The transport of oxygen from the outside air to the cells in body tissues, and the reverse for carbon dioxide

2

How much oxygen and carbon dioxide is inhaled and exhaled?

Inhaled: 21% oxygen, 0.04% carbon dioxide
Exhaled: 16% oxygen, 4% carbon dioxide

3

Consumption rates are influenced by what factors?
Three answers

Physical exersion
Physical fitness
Stress

4

How does the body dissipate any excess heat?
Four answers

Radiation
Convection
Vaporisation
Evaporation

5

How much should BA wearers drink after stenuous use?

At least half a little within 30 minutes

6

Heat stress may cause firefighters to suffer from what effects?
Three answers

Heat cramps
Heat exhaustion
Heat stroke

7

What is the policy number for RPE and breathing apparatus in the LFB?

Policy 466

8

Respiratory hazards can be divided into what two categories, and what do they mean?

Acute
Immediate risk of injury if the RPE is removed

Chronic
Longer term risk of injury if the RPE is removed

9

What RPE does the LFB provide to be used at incidents and training?
Four answers

Standard duration breathing apparatus (SDBA)
Extended duration breathing apparatus (EDBA)
Respirators
Powered respiratory protective suits

10

What is the purpose of BA?

To reduce risk of respiratory injury to firefighters and provide safe working practices

11

Who is responsible for ensuring that RPE is work whenever personnel are committed to dangerous atmospheres?

The Incident Commander (IC)

12

What should be worn where the hazard involves airborne particulates and conditions are not expected to deteriorate?

A Dual-purpose facemask (DPFM) with a P3 particulate filter cartridge (FC)

13

Name some methods to limit heat build up and stress for BA crews?
Six answers

Rotate crews, so BA teams can rest
Make sure the rest areas are in the shade
Make sure the BA wearers don't perform in any other duties
Cool hands, arms and wrists with water (radial cooling)
Drink water
Have the attendance of the LAS

14

The average person needs to drink how many litres of water a day?

2-3 litres