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?
Once every six months.
No less than once a year or whenever a routine inspection indicates a problem exists.
Once a month.
No less than once a year.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
Shoulders, elbows, knees, 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:
Peel the label the rest of the way off and reattach it with fabric adhesive.
Remove the label and keep it on file.
Contact the manufacturer.
Squirt a small amount of fabric adhesive into the loose area and hold in place for 60 seconds.
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, tears, cuts, and abrasions.
Rips, burn holes, and discoloration.
Rips, abrasions, discoloration, and embrittlement.
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.
Carefully inspect corresponding areas on both the thermal liner and moisture barrier.
Reassemble the garment and perform a light evaluation test.
Perform a lap shear test on all major seams in the liner system
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 is fit for duty, additional inspection or testing is needed, repair is needed or if an item needs to be retired.
The gear is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
The gear has ever been repaired.
The gear is contaminated and needs to be removed from service.
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.
Document the damage on the inspection form and do not return the garment to service until it has been repaired.
Test the strength of the exposed bare fabric. If the strength is satisfactory, document it and keep the garment in service.
Measure the damaged area. If it is greater than four square inches, remove the garment from service.
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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