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Chapter 1 - Fire Fighter Qualifications and Safety

  • Industrial firefighting requirements are divided into four major categories: incipient firefighting, advanced exterior firefighting, firefighting, and fire brigade leader.
  • Qualifications for becoming a include age requirements, medical requirements, physical fitness requirements, and emergency medical care requirements.
  • Good safety practices must be followed during , during response, at emergency incidents, at the station, and outside the workplace.
  • The PPE ensemble for structural firefighting consists of a helmet, a protective hood, a turnout coat, bunker pants, boots, gloves, SCBA, and .
  • hazards from fires include smoke particles and vapors, toxic gases, an oxygen-deficient environment, and high temperatures.
  • Understanding the uses and of SCBA is essential for your safety at fire scenes.

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