Monthly Archives: November 2010

Is there a regulation requiring rescuers to use respiratory protection that is “one level higher” than that required for the entrants?

To our knowledge, there is no regulatory requirement. However, we’ve heard this before and have used it as well when stressing the importance of proper PPE for rescuers, particularly when IDLH atmospheres may be involved. Here’s our thinking… if the … Continue reading

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Practice for the Unexpected

Helpful tips from Roco Chief Instructor Pat Furr  Keep it real, but challenging. Is your rescue team in a rut? Do you end up practicing the same two or three rescue scenarios during your training drills? If you answered yes, then … Continue reading

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Municipal Response to Permit-Required Confined Spaces

A blog reader, who is a member of a municipal rescue team assigned to an airport, expressed concern about fulfilling “timely response” obligations for permit-required confined space entries within his district. Here are some suggestions from our Tech Panel… First … Continue reading

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Is a “tailboard briefing” enough prior to a confined space entry?

We had this question from a reader and wanted to post for all to read. Would a proper tailboard briefing conducted before a confined space entry be sufficient for identifying hazards that may be encountered by the entrants or the rescue team? It’s true that a tailboard briefing … Continue reading

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Timely Response in Confined Space Rescue

Good to know…
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