c o m m o n l y u s e d b o o t s . T h e h i p b o o t s p r ov i d e
protection from deeper levels of hot or boiling water.
The fire-fighter's ensemble is not a
proximity suit, nor is it designed to wear to
make a crash fire rescue. Prolonged contact
Antiflash clothing is intended to protect personnel
with flames may cause the clothing to transmit
from transient high temperatures that may occur from
dangerous heat to the body, or may cause the
the use of high explosive weapons and from being
clothing itself to burn, which could result in
burned in a fire. Antiflash clothing consists of an
serious injury or death to the fire fighter. The
antiflash hood and antiflash gloves. The hood is the
ensemble does not offer complete protection
same one used with the fire-fighter's ensemble. The
antiflash gloves are made from fire-retardant cotton and
one size fits all.
The fire-fighter's coveralls is a one-piece jump suit
What piece of fire-fighter's equipment
style. The coveralls consists of an outer shell, a vapor
produces its own oxygen and allows entry
barrier, and an inner fire-retardant liner. The knees,
into otherwise uninhabitable areas?
bottoms of the thigh pockets, and bottoms of the legs are
reinforced with leather for extra protection. Reflective
MCU-2P protective mask
marking strips around the upper arms, the lower legs,
and the torso highlight the outline of the fire fighter so
that he or she can be seen in dense smoke or dim light.
Fire-fighter's Antiflash Hood
Oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA)
T h e fi r e fi g h t e r 's a n t i f l a s h h o o d p r ov i d e s
The chlorate candle of an OBA quick-starting
protection to the head, neck, and face (except the eyes).
canister can produce oxygen for approximately
The hood can be worn with the breathing apparatus,
what maximum length of time, in minutes?
over the straps of the facepiece. It has an elastic face
closure and is available in a single size which fits all.
Damage Control/Fire-fighter's Helmet
The fire-fighter's helmet is designed to protect the
head, neck, and face from short duration flame
exposure, heat, and falling objects. The helmet shell
material is heat-resistant fiber glass. The helmet is a
Why must you turn an OBA timer to 60
long, rear brim, face shield with a chin strap, adjustable
minutes before turning it back to 30 minutes?
suspension, reflective markings, and ear flaps that
To release the lock on the clock
cover the side of the head and neck. High-intensity
battery-powered helmet lights are provided in the
repair locker and may be attached to the helmet.
To wind the timer fully
To activate the timer alarm
Fire-fighter's gloves are provided to protect
What person can grant permission to dispose
against abrasion, short duration flame exposure, and
of used OBA canisters when your ship is at
heat. They are made of leather, aluminized fabric with
a waterproof vapor barrier and a fire-retardant liner.
The fire-fighter's rubber boots have steel safety
toes and puncture-proof steel insoles. They are
provided in two models, knee high and hip length, and
in a variety of sizes. The knee-high version are the most