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YOU'RE PERFORMING A SEARCH IN A BACK BEDROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF A PRIVATE DWELLING, WHEN YOU BEGIN TO NOTICE PAIN & DISCOMFORT THROUGH YOUR HOOD. THERE IS NO HOSELINE ON THE SECOND FLOOR. WHAT ACTION MUST YOU TAKE?

•IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE AREA UNLESS IT CAN BE COOLED BY A HOSELINE

2. It must be understood that wearing the hood in a hostile environment somewhat reduces your ability to note changing fire conditions in the immediate area. Therefore, you must leave the area immediately upon feeling any pain or discomfort through the hood, unless the area can be immediately cooled by a hose line.-

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WHEN IS THE HOOD INSPECTED?

•START OF EACH TOUR

•AFTER EACH USE

3.
At the start of each tour and after each use, inspect your hood for tears, discoloration, stretching or open seams. If you find any problems notify the officer on duty. If a spare hood is not available, the OOD shall instruct the member to have his/her helmet earflaps down and coat collar up and secured by the neck strap prior to entering the fire area.

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FF FAGALA HAS JUST ENTERED YOUR OFFICE & INFORMED YOU THAT HIS HOOD IS OOS & HE DOES NOT HAVE A SPARE, WHAT SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT FF FAGALA DO PRIOR TO ENTERING THE FIRE AREA, IF YOU GO TO WORK THAT TOUR?

•HELMET EAR FLAPS DOWN
•COLLAR UP & SECURED BY NECK STRAP PRIOR TO ENTERING FIRE AREA

3.
At the start of each tour and after each use, inspect your hood for tears, discoloration, stretching or open seams. If you find any problems notify the officer on duty. If a spare hood is not available, the OOD shall instruct the member to have his/her helmet earflaps down and coat collar up and secured by the neck strap prior to entering the fire area.

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MEMBERS WITH UNSERVICEABLE OR MISSING HOODS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO?

QUARTERMASTER

Members with an unserviceable or missing hood should be directed to the QuarterMaster as soon as possible. Refer to AUC 310.

4

TRUE/FALSE

THE HOOD SHOULD NOT BE WORN IF DAMP OR SATURATED WITH MOISTURE.

FALSE

The hood shall be worn whether dry, damp, or saturated with moisture.

5

HOW IS THE HOOD WASHED?

•LUKEWARM WATER USING LIQUID DETERGENT

5.
The hood shall be washed in lukewarm water using liquid detergent. Do not use soap or chlorine bleach. They are harmful to the hood's stitching.

Never wring water out of the hood, this can stretch the material, instead squeeze the water out. After rinsing, air-dry the hood completely away from sunlight.

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FF FAGALA HAS A NEW HOOD THAT GOT DIRTY AT A JOB, HE PROCEEDS TO WAS IT IN LUKEWARM WATER WITH LIQUID DETERGENT. HE THE WRINGS ALL OF THE WATER OUT OF THEE HOOD & HANGS IT IN THE BACKYARD IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT TO DRY QUICKER. DID HE OPERATE CORRECTLY?

NO

5.
The hood shall be washed in lukewarm water using liquid detergent. Do not use soap or chlorine bleach. They are harmful to the hood's stitching.

Never wring water out of the hood, this can stretch the material, instead squeeze the water out. After rinsing, air-dry the hood completely away from sunlight.

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TRUE/FALSE

IT IS SAFE TO USE BLEACH OR CHLORINE ON THE PROTECTIVE HOOD.

FALSE

5.
The hood shall be washed in lukewarm water using liquid detergent. Do not use soap or chlorine bleach. They are harmful to the hood's stitching.

Never wring water out of the hood, this can stretch the material, instead squeeze the water out. After rinsing, air-dry the hood completely away from sunlight.

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IF A FF'S PROTECTIVE HOOD IS SOILED WITH BLOOD, WHO SHOULD YOU CONTACT?

QUARTERMASTER

6.
If you are unable to use your hood due to:

A. Damage detected during a serviceability inspection.

B. Contamination resulting from bodily fluids or hazardous materials which requires cleaning.

C. Any other reasons or conditions which result in the hood being unserviceable.

Members shall be guided by the department guidelines as stated in item 3. -- Members with an unserviceable or missing hood should be directed to the QuarterMaster as soon as possible.

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