Breathing apparatus training is a must for firefighters and other first responders who are trained to safely use breathing apparatus.
In the event of an emergency, the firefighter must immediately identify their breathing apparatus and quickly apply the oxygen mask.
The firefighter also must be trained in how to breathe in and out of the breathing apparatus, use the breathing mechanism and breathe normally.
Breathing in the breathing equipment is done using the hands or mouth while keeping your mouth closed.
If you are not trained to use breathing equipment, you must keep your hands and mouth closed and maintain your breath.
For example, you may not breathe while holding the oxygen equipment to your mouth or while using a breathing apparatus that is difficult to use while holding your breath, such as a respirator.
If a person with a breathing device is breathing on a hot or humid day, the breathing appliance should be moved to a cooler location and stored for later use.
In extreme cases, it may be necessary to move the breathing device to another location and use it during an emergency.
In some situations, a firefighter with a respiratory or cardiac injury may need to be used as a breathing appliance.
This is when a firefighter who has a heart attack is placed on a breathing machine, but the firefighter’s heart is not beating.
It is important to train and have a clear understanding of what type of breathing apparatus is required and what precautions should be taken to ensure safety.
Learn more about the breathing system: Breathing systems and equipment Learn more at the following links: Breathe In: Breather, respirator, and equipment tips for first responders