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A self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, sometimes referred to as a Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (CABA), or Simply Breathing Apparatus (SBA), is a device worn by rescue workers, fire-fighters, and others to provide breathable air in an "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health" atmosphere (IDLH).

Today, the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) has become an essential piece of a firefighter's PPE and, quite possibly, the single most beneficial piece of safety equipment. This fundamental piece of respiratory protection has proved its usefulness even as the scope of the fire service has broadened. In addition to the SCBA's use in structural firefighting, it plays an important role in confined space, technical rescue, and hazardous-materials incidents.

Learning Outcomes of SCBA training

The training will provide the delegates with the ability to carry out pre-wearers checks, wearing and maintaining the breathing apparatus. The course will consists of practical use of the equipment to ensure complete understanding of the course content. By the end of this training program participant would be familiarized with:

  • Physiology of Respiration
  • Asphyxiation
  • SCBA Anatomy and Functions
  • Safety Considerations
  • Operations
  • Pre-wearers Checks
  • Donning
  • Wearing
  • Doffing
  • Cleaning
  • Storage

Who can take the SCBA training?

This training is typically required for operatives who have to work in hazardous atmospheres, confined space or perform rescue work.

Benefits of SCBA training

Participants would be able to use a SCBA safely and effectively during normal occupational assignments as well as in emergency operations.