Flashcards in OG 4.8 Air Monitoring Deck (11):
When doing air monitoring, if necessary, incident commander shall initiate a consult with the hazmat team. Who is then automatically paged?
HM 121 is automatically page for all hazmat consults.
In what four situations will air monitoring always be done?
Chemical or biological agent releases
Continuous air monitoring shall be initiated as soon as practicable within all IDLH atmosphere such as:
You should don an scba when carbon monoxide levels reach what level?
35 ppm or greater
If oxygen levels are below what level you should don an scba?
@19.5% or below.
If oxygen levels are above what level you should withdraw from the scene?
@22% or greater
If a lower explosive limit (LEL) is at what level you should withdraw and evaluate further?
@20% or greater of LEL
Which 3 gas vapors are lighter than air?
Natural gas (methane)
Always monitor the oxygen levels in a environment with an unknown gas product because it may be doing what?
Displacing the oxygen. A drop in oxygen levels may indicate this.
What will not be the benchmark for doffing an scba on a fire scene?
Monitoring Carbon monoxide levels.