S.O.G. No.: 01-016
Revision: Oct 2005, Nov 2006
Effective Date: Feb 1996
1.1 In the interest of the public at large & our department member’s health and safety, this document is established to provide guidelines maintaining safe atmospheric environments.
2.1 Union Fire District Board of Wardens Policy
3. OSHA REQUIREMENTS
3.1 The department shall initiate, upon request, proper atmospheric readings to determine the safety of the environment and make appropriate recommendations in accordance with OSHA.
4.3 Upon receiving the call from dispatch, ask the following questions: Have all occupants exited the building?
Are any of the occupants feeling ill, have headaches, or difficulty breathing? dispatch send EMS personnel.
Are all the doors and windows closed in the house?
Be sure the occupants are safe and feeling well.
Ask occupants about possible sources of danger (type of fuel used, fireplace, attached garage, etc.).
Turn on CO meter and be sure it is functioning properly.
Enter the structure with meter in hand. If meter starts to rise quickly, place meter in the house and exit the building.
CO above 9 ppm of CO present using the check list.
If any amounts above 7 ppm of CO call for another meter to verify reading, and return wearing personal protective equipment, to include SCBA.
4.4.3 If any amount is in excess of 35 ppm of CO are found the personnel on scene shall call dispatch for a “signal 100” for the nearest station
If a faulty appliance is found, attempt to shut it down or notify the proper utility company.
Ventilate the building.
Levels between 0 and 5 ppm should be considered safe. In this instance, inform occupants to replace or repair their CO meter.
Upon completions of your investigation:
4.5 Inform dispatch of conditions found and fill out a report