Flashcards in Members In Distress/ Ff Removal Chap 3 Deck (18):
Once a member in distress is located the appropriate radio transmission must be made .. Whether or not member is conscious or unconscious the priorities will be ?
Immediate medical care, if required and possible
NOTE additional considerations :
Identification of member
Packaging if required
When transmitting a Mayday/Urgent member shall
Begin by pressing the EAB
All ht communication cease except between ic and member transmitting mayday
The term Mayday/Urgent shall be transmitted 3x followed by company designation and position
Face piece member ht on voicemitter mandatory
Message must be acknowledged by IC
High pressure air replenishment via the fast Pak
Through UAC( universal air coupling )
Emergency use only when member lOW or out of air in IDLH
SCBA still in use using UAC
SCBA in doubt do not use high pressure system
Low pressure system via fast Pak are
Fast Pak regulator with members face piece
Hansen fitting of low pressure hose
Fast Pak face piece and regulator
Member assigned to monitor air on fast Pak must protect low pressure hose
Methods to determine if unconscious member has air or not
1. Then the purge valve
2. If facepiece on break seal
3. Look at remote gauge
You should use members face piece unless it
Is damaged or missing
What should you do after you supply unconscious member with air
Turn purge valve half way
When shall a fast Pak be called
When member is located
Regardless if member has air of not
When should medical needs of distressed member be addressed ?
Once clear of IDLH
Once member is located and proper radio transmission has been made the member needs to be properly ID if conscious you should ask
Unit in that tour
ID a unconscious member ?
1. Depress EAB ( notify IC first)
2. Can't activate EAB key members ht mic
3. Position them on Right side gives access to :
A. Members name on coat
B. PRA I'd # (as long not spare)
C. Helmet front piece
D. Engraved if on side of ht
4. Unconscious members tools
If possible position a unconscious member how before starting the packaging process ?
Back facing direction of removal
In both methods of converting a members SCBA into a harness the members rappel hook is used to secure the members shoulder straps . You should place the hook through straps starting with which steal first ?
Start with left strap first then right
Rescuer is moving hook from there right to there left (rescuer is facing distressed member)
the drag rescue device (DRD) is used for horizontal rescue primarily and vertical rescue in extreme circumstances ?
False never vertical
DRD is for unconscious removal only
No also non-ambulatory injured
Breaking strength of nylon tubular webbing ?
3000 lbs knotted breaking strength
Nylon tubular webbing may be used on unconscious members and civilians from hazardous environment ?