Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting System (Continued)
Q - Quarterly
S - Semiannually
A - Annually
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D W M Q S A
a. Check that each portable fire extin-
guisher is clearly marked and at its autho
rized fire station.
b. Check that each fire extinguisher is
undamaged, clean and free from
has been dis-
obstruction which could cause delay for
charged or the
emergency access to the device.
Notify inspection tag is
bargemaster or shift leader of damage or
outdated or miss-
inoperability of equipment.
C02 can cause corrosion of equipment.
Clean all materials with soapy water imme-
diately after use of this agent.
c. Clean hoses and other hardware with
d. Notify supporting Fire Marshal of require-
ment to recharge empty cylinders.
All SCBA's onboard must contain an air
cylinder marked with a large yellow strike or
triangle. Different SCBA's, although similar
in appearance, use different types of air
cylinders. Those onboard use low-pressure,
natural air (not oxygen) pressured to 2216
psi when full and marked with a yellow
stripe or triangle. Other SCBA's have similar
cylinders pressured to 4500 psi and marked
with green. If a SCBA is attached to the
wrong type of cylinder, it may initially check
out but could fail during use.
The SCBA may not provide a satisfactory
face seal if the user wears a full beard or
sideburns. An improper seal around the
facepiece limits the protection provided by
the SCBA. If such a condition exists, the
user assumes all risks of death or serious
bodily injury that may result.