What is BA?
The self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is an essential important piece of equipment to help firefighters work which provides the greatest amount of airway protection from toxic gas, unbreathable air and harmful particulates resulting from the fire.
The GFRS has three BA instructors who have undergone five weeks of rigorous theoretical and practical training in Moreton-in-the-Marsh. They have obtained three vital qualifications –
- Breathing Apparatus Instructor;
- Fire Behaviour Instructor;
- Tactical Ventilation Instructor.