Rehab Tips

Date last updated: Thursday, December 11, 1:20 PST


Print Tip | EMail Tip to a friend |  |  |

Refresh the air in stored SCBA bottles


By Mark van der Feyst

How often do you drain the air in the SCBA cylinders? It is good to do so on regular intervals. When a cylinder is stored on a rack or on a fire apparatus, the air inside will go stale after a time period. The air will condense and expand over that time period due to an influx in the daily temperature.

Stale air is not fun or good to breathe — it needs to be changed out on a regular basis. A good schedule is every three months or sooner if desired. 

Back to previous page

 Most Popular
Pa. professor studying heart health of firefighters Cold injuries: Frostnip, frostbite and cold immersion foot Non-invasive Screening for CO and MET START Method Makes Triage Fast, Simple How to nurture a firefighter rehab culture
All Popular Articles 

FireRehab Communications
Skin's role in FF rehab; How to reduce overhaul risks | September 27, 2016 The missing link in FF rehab; 6 ways to improve your health | July 26, 2016
All Newsletters

USFA Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Manual IAFC: Fighting Heat Stress U.S. EPA Excessive Heat Events Guidebook (PDF) Agency for Toxic Substances Cyanide FAQ Assistance to Firefighters Grant AFG: DHS/FEMA Fire Act Grant
All Resources 

Press Releases
HeatSeeker Technology & Design Fire Introduces Rehabilitation Products FDNY Makes Largest First Responder Purchase of Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeters to Improve Survival of Firefighters and Victims of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 343 Technologies and Hothead Technologies Announce Wireless Temperature Sensor for Firefighter Rehab
More Press Releases 

Sponsored By
This site is sponsored by Masimo, the manufacturer of Rad-57, the first non-invasive way of measuring CO in the blood. Request Information
Watch a video demo of the Rad-57™

Copyright 2017
Masimo  FireRescue1  About This Site  Privacy Policy 
Login          My profile 
Powered by: