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.