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by Phil Jose, Battalion Chief, Seattle (WA) Fire Department
The 2012 edition of the "Bread and Butter" Operations DVD Series expands on and illustrates many of the basic skills critical to successful fireground operations.
In the SCBA DVD, Chief Phil Jose covers the daily check (visual and operational) of the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as well as the proper way to don and doff the SCBA.
Once donned, it is crucial to follow the rule of air management (ROAM). Chief Jose explains ROAM and how to use it on the fireground.
Chief Jose walks you through properly addressing an SCBA emergency, such as a low air emergency or facepiece problem.