What is the location, and what is the description of a crash axe
Flight deck, and one blade edge and one spiked edge
What is the pre flight service ability check of a crash axe?
Where are the heat resistant gloves kept? And what is the pre flight serviceability
Rear of cabin, present.
What is the description of heat resistant gloves
Fire retardant, yellow in colour
What is the operation of the crash axe?
As an aid while fighting fires inflight, use spiked edge to level or pry a panel open if fire source is difficult to locate.
-To assist with clearing physical instructions in the event of a crash, E.g. to chop/clear jammed doors or windows,broken seats or other obstructions to allow exit and,
-as a basic survival aid in a remote area. Use to chop wood for fires and shelter, dig for roots, cut vines, etc
What is the operation or use of heat resistant gloves?
Carried primarily for the use during firefighting to protect your hands/arms from heat.
Can heat resistant gloves be worn when operating a fire extinguisher?
It is recommended not to as wearing heat resistant gloves will affect your dexterity.
What is the preflight serviceability of a BCF extinguisher?
Check red plastic disc is intact at rear of handle
What does PASS Stand for?
P-Push up red catch
A-Aim at base of fire
S-squeeze the handle
S- Sweep the flames- us in short bursts or continuously.
What is optimum range of BCF extinguisher?
What is the limitation of the BCF
Hold within 60 degrees of vertical
What is the duration of a BCF
Minimum of 10 seconds
What is a Essex PBE
Essex Protective breathing equipment
What is the preflight serviceability check on a PBE
-tamper prevention integrity seal is intact
-Check Blue humidity indicator is blue in colour
What is the description of the PBE?
The Essex crew member PBE is a self contained,portable, personal breathing device designed to safeguard the wearer from the effects of smoke,carbon dioxide,harmful gasses and oxygen deficiency while managing in flight fire, smoke or fume emergencies.
What are the precautions of the PBE
-Before activating the oxygen, remove objects from around the head ( such as combs,scarfs, long earrings, or jewellery) to prevent them from puncturing the hood or damaging the neck seal.
-ensure that long hair is contained within the neck seal inside the hood.
-to avoid losing oxygen once the system is activated, and to minimise the amount of toxins that may enter the hood, don the hood promptly after activation.
-if the hood collapses around the face at any time, remove it immediately and obtain a new one.
-Do not remove the hood while near sparks or open flame. Some residual oxygen may remain in both the hood and hair.
What is the operation of a PBE
Oxygen flow is initiated by snapping the two cylinders apart, which in turn activated the flashing green light in the service/end of service indicator.
- one bottle releases oxygen rapidly whereas the second bottle discharges oxygen slowly.
-an immediately audible hissing sound of oxygen flowing and the inflation of the unit within 2 minutes indicates the PBE is operating properly.
How do you access a PBE?
Slide the lid latch and pull the box lid open sharply.
Some force will be required to open the lid and break the tamper evident seals.
- grasp the yellow nylon strap and pull it from the container
-tear open the pouch
Hold the pouch tightly between the knees while operating it to prevent the hood from falling to the floor.
-remove hood from the pouch then discard pouch.
Once activated, how long does oxygen flow in the PBE
Oxygen flows for between 8-10
And oxygen remains in hood for a minimum of 15 minutes
Full hood activation takes between?
How do you activate the oxygen supply in a PBE
1z. Activate hood by sharply snapping the oxygen cylinders away from each other. This sharp action pills the two cords that trigger the oxygen flow and activates the green light on the service/end of service indicator.
-the sharp snapping action required to activate the equipment will reveal the self fitting elastic neck seal and its opening.
-Don the hood promptly after activation