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1

Where can u find ASBESTOS ??

 Insulated coverings on boilers, heat pipes, and duct linings.
 Insulation for Con Edison steam pipes, in steam manholes, and expansion joints.
 Sprayed on asbestos fire retarding for structural steel.
 Ceilings (white popcorn type texture).
Sec 3.1

2

If asbestos is found what signal is given ?

When it is determined that operations involve suspected asbestos contamination,
transmit radio signal 10-80, specifying asbestos release
Sec 4.2

3

Should asbestos be wet down ?

YES!
Gently wet down suspected asbestos material using a FOG or SPRAY stream. This will
minimize the amount of fibers that become airborne
Sec 4.5

4

If a member becomes contaminated with asbestos, it is best to Drink water to wet the fibers that can possibly enter the lungs.
Agree or Disagree

Disagree!!
NO EATING, DRINKING, OR
SMOKING is permitted from the time of exposure until decontamination is
complete. .
Sec 4.1.7

5

If a member becomes contaminated with asbestos what shall be done ?

Isolate members to prevent cross contamination
of apparatus or other members.
NO EATING, DRINKING, OR
SMOKING is permitted from the time of exposure until decontamination is
complete.
SCBA must be used until decon procedures are initiated or member has
been washed down.
Sec 4.7

6

If asbestos is found Isolate the suspected area and protect civilians and members from possible exposure. Who is then contacted ? and How ?

Contact the Haz-Mat Battalion via
dispatcher
cell phone
800 mhz radio
Sec 4.2

7

When Asbestos is found during overhaul, it is good practice to open up as much as possible so that all asbestos is identified.
T/F

FALSE!!...... OBVI!!
Limit overhaul in the suspected area
Sec 4.5

8

After members are involved with Asbestos what is done with the bunker gear ?

 Remove and bag affected members bunker gear. Boots and hard surface items are to
be decontaminated on scene
Sec 5.3

9

When showering is deemed necessary, utilize FDNY Decon Shower Apparatus
(DSA), portable tents with showers, other showers available on scene, ORRRRR ???

A simple
hand and face wash.
Sec 5.3