· Prevent panic and personnel injury, which might
Several models of explosion-proof flashlights are
occur in total darkness.
now available for repair locker use and for use in
· Mark escape routes (both normal and
gas-free inspections. These flashlights are sealed so
that no electrical current can come in contact with a
potentially explosive environment.
· Permit charging of fixed foam injection units.
· Permit emergency destruction of classified
Headlamps are installed on fire fighter's helmets to
enable the fire fighter to see wherever he turns his head
without having to hold a flashlight in his hand. There
are several models available; all are battery powered
· Permit operation of locks on facilities installed
and must be tested periodically to ensure that they will
for stowage of classified material.
work when needed. Headlamps that fail must be
· Permit performance of ship control functions,
replaced or repaired.
damage control, personnel decontamination,
and continued medical treatment where no delay
can be tolerated.
The firemain or a P-100 pump supplies the
Portable lanterns are used to supplement relay
power for the RamfanTM through a 1 1/2-inch
lanterns and at other stations where duties involve the
functional operation of the ship. Portable lanterns shall
be used according to the following requirements:
· Stations and small spaces that are only used
occasionally (except such spaces as staterooms
Battle lanterns use standard-issue 6-volt
and lockers) shall have one lantern.
· In ship magazines, lanterns shall be installed so
that there is one to illuminate each access closure
and one to illuminate each passing scuttle. One
What person is responsible for performing
additional lantern per 200 square feet shall be
maintenance on battle lanterns?
installed, preferably on stanchions, to illuminate
Officer of the deck
Damage control petty officer
installed at each access.
Damage control assistant
· Lanterns shall be installed to provide detail
Damage control officer
and information displays, where such
functions, and where a slight delay can be
In this chapter you were introduced to a variety of
portable equipment used in fire fighting and in
emergency dewatering. Some specialized damage
The Navy provides a variety of general-purpose
control equipment is covered in other chapters of this
flashlights for daily use. These flashlights are
book; other newer equipment may not be covered at all.
relatively sturdy, and little maintenance is required.
The intent of this chapter is to give you a basic
You should inspect the flashlight casing, lens, and
overview of certain portable equipment. To become
switch for damage. Operationally, test the flashlight by
proficient, you must train with this equipment under
turning it on and observing the brightness. If necessary,
proper supervision and familiarize yourself with the
replace the batteries.