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Posted: Sep 23, 2016

Press Release from South Metro Fire Rescue

South Metro Fire Rescue Opens Recruiting for Paramedic/Firefighters

 

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Posted: Jul 26, 2016

Users of SCOTT SAFETY SCBA Full Facepiece: AV-3000 SureSeal, AV-3000 HT, AV-2000, and other similar designs

Dislodged Sizing Dot Inside Regulator Diaphragm

TO: Users of SCOTT SAFETY SCBA Full Facepiece: AV-3000 SureSeal , AV-3000 HT, AV-2000, and other similar designs

FROM: Division Chief of Safety Don Schwab, City of Everett Fire Department

DATE: July 13, 2016

SUBJECT: Dislodged Sizing Dot Inside Regulator Diaphragm

Recently one of our firefighters experienced smoke inhalation during a training incident. The exposure was caused by a dislodged sizing dot found wedged in the regulator diaphragm. This allowed outside contaminated air to enter into the mask.

The sizing dots are originally attached by adhesive during the manufacturing process. They are black or color coded by size. Figure 1 shows the sizing dots as they come from the manufacturer. Figure 2 shows a mask with missing sizing dots.

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Posted: May 23, 2016

Fire Prevention Week 2016

"Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years"

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.

To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.

For more information visit www.fpw.org

FPW16infographic.pdf

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