Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Listen to actual "Near Miss" and LODD Maydays as you watch a demo on speed donning to go "On Air". By taking steps to pre-size your helmet, retrofitting your scba facepiece adjustment straps, dressing out your hood before donning, performing the "Lid Flip" technique and practicing masking up with both your gloves on (and/or taking just one off while controlling it) you will be able to dramatically improve your "Going On Air" times.

One big advantage with these procedures is that they allow you to control ALL the components of your PPE without having to stop or set anything down - So you can "Mask Up" in motion! It worked for me, It can work for you.......

Train, Stay Prepared, Be Aggressive, Make the Save - SURVIVE!
Dale G. Pekel

  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 1034


You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2022   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service