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TIL Interesting Info About SCBAs

2015.01.11 02:20 thisissparta789789 TIL Interesting Info About SCBAs

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1: A long time ago, the first air bottles were green on them because they carried pure Oxygen. Later, when it was determined that this was too volatile for fires, they switched to compressed air, hence the switch to all-yellow tanks. 2. Also a long time ago, some departments carried their air bottles in box crates where the jump seats were, forcing the firefighters to ride the rear step. 3. Falmouth Fire in Cape Cod had SCBAs, a quint, and striped turnout gear as early as 1952!
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