Advanced Inspection - Turnouts
The purpose of an Advanced Turnout Inspection is to have trained personnel evaluate whether or not a protective ensemble and its individual elements are fit for duty in its current condition?
How often should an advanced inspection be performed?
No less than once a year.
Once a month.
No less than once a year or whenever a routine inspection indicates a problem exists.
Once every six months.
What departmental personnel may perform an Advanced Turnout Inspection?
Any individual fire fighter
What NFPA Fire Department Standard addresses Advanced Inspection requirements?
How often should a complete liner inspection be performed?
Once a liner system has been in service for three years, a complete liner inspection needs to be performed every three years.
Once a liner system has been in service for a year, a complete liner inspection needs to be performed every three years.
Once a liner system has been in service for a year, a complete liner inspection needs to be performed annually.
Once a liner system has been in service for three years, a complete liner inspection needs to be performed annually.
What test is performed to determine whether your thermal liner material has shifted or migrated?
Light Evaluation Test
To properly perform an Advanced Turnout Inspection, the liner system needs to be removed from the outer shell and each inspected individually?
Discoloration, significant changes in material texture, and loss of material strength on the outer shell can be signs of:Discoloration, significant changes in material texture, and loss of material strength on the outer shell can be signs of:
All of above
The puddle test should always be performed on what areas of the garments?
Shoulders, elbows, knees, and seat of pants.
Broadest part of the shoulders, back waist area of the coat, knees, crotch area, and seat area of the pants Also anywhere damage is suspected.
Only where damage is suspected.
Shoulders, back of coat, knees, crotch, and seat of pants.
After performing the puddle test, the liner must be cleaned to remove the alcohol.
When testing retroreflectivity of trim, you should stand how far away from the trim?
If any of the safety labels, cleaning instructions, or manufacturer's identification labels are loose, you should:
Remove the label and keep it on file.
Peel the label the rest of the way off and reattach it with fabric adhesive.
Squirt a small amount of fabric adhesive into the loose area and hold in place for 60 seconds.
Contact the manufacturer.
The proper method for examining the integrity of a seam is to grasp material on both sides of the seam and pull in opposite directions.
What type of damage would you look for when inspecting the outer shell?
Rips, burn holes, and discoloration.
Rips, abrasions, discoloration, and embrittlement.
Rips, tears, cuts, and abrasions.
Rips, tears, cuts, abrasions, charring, burn holes, embrittlement, melting, or discoloration.
Thermal damage on the outer shell means that what should happen when inspecting the thermal liner and moisture barrier?
Reassemble the garment and test for leaks.
Perform a lap shear test on all major seams in the liner system
Reassemble the garment and perform a light evaluation test.
Carefully inspect corresponding areas on both the thermal liner and moisture barrier.
During a complete liner inspection, you need to examine the film side of the moisture barrier and the internal side of the thermal barrier.
During an Advanced Inspection, the inspector must determine if:
The gear has ever been repaired.
The gear is fit for duty, additional inspection or testing is needed, repair is needed or if an item needs to be retired.
The gear is contaminated and needs to be removed from service.
The gear is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
If torn or missing stitches are discovered during an Advanced Inspection, you should:
Document the damage on the inspection form and check in six months to see if it has spread.
Measure the damaged area. If it is greater than four square inches, remove the garment from service.
Test the strength of the exposed bare fabric. If the strength is satisfactory, document it and keep the garment in service.
Document the damage on the inspection form and do not return the garment to service until it has been repaired.
The DRD needs to be removed from the coat in order to be examined?
Inspection forms used during an Advanced Turnout Inspection must be kept on file by the department.
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