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CC Fire 53 SCBA quiz

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Acrolein Toxic gas produced when wood, paper, plastic materials, and oils and fats burn; inhaled, acrolein can cause nose and throat irritation, nausea, shortness of breath, pulmonary edema, lung damage, and can eventually lead to death.
Airline System system in which breathing air is supplied to the SCBA wearer from a remove source of air.
Benzene Highly toxic carcinogen produced when PVC plastics and gasoline burn; inhalation of high levels can cause unconsciousness and death from respiratory paralysis.
E.C.O. Entry Control Officer
Hydrogen Chloride Gas produced by the combustion of polyvinyl chlorides. Forms hydrochloric acid in the respiratory tract.
Hydrogen Cyanide Produced by the combustion of nitrogen bearing substances.
Hydrogen Sulfide A colorless gas with a strong rotten egg odor, produced when rubber insulation, tires, and woolen materials burn and by the decomposition of sulfur bearing organic materials; deactivates the sense of smell.
Isomayl Acetate Banana oil, used for an odor test of face piece fit.
LEL: Lower Explosive Limit The lowest percentage of fuel/oxygen mixture required to support combustion.
Mainline Valve The valve, located on the regulator, that lets air from the cylinder travel through the regulator to the face piece.
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NFPA 704 Placard Color coded, symbol specific placard affixed to facilities. It informs of fire hazards, life hazards, reactivity potential and special hazards of stored materials.
Oxides of Nitrogen Nitrogen oxide and nitric oxide, can mix with moisture in the air and respiratory tract and form nitric and nitrous acids that can cause burns to the lungs.
Phosgene Toxic gas produced when refrigerants such as freon, plastics containing polyvinyl chloride, or electrical wiring insulation contacts flame.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) A synthetic chemical used in the manufacture of plastics.
Speaking Diaphragm Device on facepieces that aid in oral communication.
STEL A 15 minute time weighted average that should not be exceeded at any time during a work day. Exposures should not last longer than 15 minutes and should not be repeated more than 4 times per day with at least 60 minutes between exposures.
TLV (Threshold Limit Value) A time weighted average concentration under which most people can work consistently for 8 hours a day, day after day, with no harmful effects.
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