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his helment weight of 5 lbs, air pack and mask weight 30 to 35 lbs.
The Gear Bag is made of nylon its used to carry the Bunker Gear the coat, pants, boots, gloves, hood , helmet and other items the firefighter may need.
The bunker coat is worn to protect the firefighter from the extreme heat experienced in fires. Additionally, it is flame retardant to protect against flames. The coat also helps keep the firefighter dry. Sometimes they wear them simply to keep warm .
The bunker pants are worn to protect the firefighter from the extreme heat experienced in fires. Additionally, they are flame retardant to protect against flames. The pants also helps keep the firefighter dry .
The boots is made of flame retardant materials and is used to protect the firefighters feet The boots have steel toes and shanks to protect the feet from sharp objects. They also help to keep the feet dry.
The helmet is warn to protect the head from falling debris or other hazardous conditions. The helmet is also flame resistant to protect the firefighter in fires. The helmet has a visor that can be lowered to help protect the eyes .
The hood is only worn when fighting fires. It covers the head and tucks into the bunker coat. The hood is made of flame retardant materials and is used to protect the firefighter's head, ears and shoulders in fires. The hood surrounds the face mask of the SCBA to ensure that no skin is exposed to heat or flame .
Gloves are also flame resistant to protect the firefighters hands from burning.
A device called a PASS (Personal Accountability Safety System) is also integrated with the SCBA. When Oxygen is flowing to the mask and a firefighter stands still for more than 30 seconds, an alarm sounds to alert people that a firefighter may be in trouble. If the alarm is false, the firefighter simply shakes the PASS device to stop the alarm
(Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) allows a firefighter to breathe in adverse conditions such as smoke, fire and other hazardous environments where the room air is unsafe to breathe. The firefighter wears the tank on the back and it connects to the mask, which covers the face