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The GasAlert Extreme is a pocket sized warning device used for monitoring CO gas in ambient
air. Use of the instrument is intended to alert the user to CO ** Presence ** in the environment.
A visual display shows the amount of CO present in parts per million in the atmosphere.
A visual and low audible warning with a slow vibration is given if the concentration of
CO in the atmosphere EXCEEDS ________
A visual and high audible warning with a fast vibration is given if the concentration of
CO in the atmosphere EXCEEDS ________

35 PPM, 100 PPM.
Sec 1.3

2

Your a Lt walking into a building on a CO run. The Gas Alert Extreme aka CO monitor starts to beep and flash every 5 seconds with a quick vibration every 1 minute. He knows this means what ?

LOW Battery Alarm !!
Sec 3.5

3

There is a low battery icon on the CO monitor. As a sharp officer you know that you can send the CO monitor thru the bag after calling the Division requesting a spare.
True or False

FALSE!!!!
If the monitor does not operate for any reason (low battery, malfunction, etc.) the Officer
on duty shall notify their Battalion and arrange for an exchange (prepare RT-2).
Each Battalion will be assigned 1 spare CO monitor.
Do not send CO monitor back through the division messenger or through the bag.
Sec 3.4

4

When is the CO monitor calibrated ?

Calibration will only be done by the Fire Tools and Equipment Unit of the Technical
Services Division every 6 months
Sec 3.2

5

To turn off the CO monitor hold the left button for how many seconds ?

5 secs!!
Sec 2.1

6

If affixing CO monitor to handie-talkie strap, affix it in the chest area. WHY ??

Having CO monitor
near handie-talkie antenna will cause false activation.
Sec 2.3

7

While on an EMS run The CO monitor starts to send a tone, flash red and vibrate all at once every 1/2 second. This means what ?

CO readings EXCEEDS 100ppm (HIGH ALARM)
Sec 2.5

REMEMBER when CO reading falls to 100, the alarm mode WILL NOT STOP, RATHER it will go into LOW ALARM

8

The monitor is equipped with four push buttons. To turn on and activate the monitor,
press the green circular button on the ________ side only. When activated, monitor will perform a
self-test showing what ? 1-4

LEFT!!
1. date
2. time
3. CO low and high alarm ranges
4. calibration due date
and then go into operational mode
Sec 2.1

9

While on an EMS run The CO monitor starts to send a tone, flash red and vibrate all at once every 1 second. This means what ?

CO in the atmosphere EXCEEDS 35 PPM,
(LOW ALARM)
Sec 2.4