Structural PPE Safety and Training
Chapter 9: Routine Cleaning of PPE
Which item below would not be used to clean structural fire fighting PPE?
The water temperature for cleaning PPE should never exceed:
How is routine cleaning of structural fire fighting coats, pants, helmets and hoods performed?
Spray mild detergent on soiled area, scrub spot with a soft bristle brush, rinse in 105° F water and air dry
Spray stain remover on soiled area, scrub spot with a soft bristle brush, rinse in 105° F water and air dry
Spray stain remover on soiled area, scrub spot with a wire brush, rinse in 115° F water and air dry
Spray mild detergent on soiled area, scrub spot with a wire brush, rinse in 125° F water and air dry
Rubber boots can be soaked for 10 minutes, but soaking is not recommended for leather boots.
What can be used on gloves during routine cleaning to remove embedded combustion products that cannot be used on other elements?
Petroleum based degreaser
None of the above
What should you do if routine cleaning does not satisfactorily clean your structural fire fighting element?
Send the element for an advanced cleaning
Ask your supervisor for a new one
Air dry the element, and continue to use it
Use a diluted chlorine bleach solution for better cleaning
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