Fit for Testing

GOSHEN, MA – As part of our recent purchase of 14 Dräger Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units, each Goshen firefighter was required to go through a fit test with their SCBA masks. The main goal of the test is to check for proper sizing of the face piece.

During the face-fit test, firefighters must perform a number of exercises. These exercises are used to simulate movements at a fire scene. Each test takes about 15 to 20 minutes. After the test each participant receives an individual face-fit test report.

The tests were conducted by our new friends Jim and Tina Walkling of Prime Safety USA out of Oakland, MD.

Dräger Fit Testing
Goshen Fire Chief Sue Labrie is being tested by Jim Walkling of Prime Safety USA at the Goshen fire station.

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