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Carbon Dioxide Units
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:10:13 PM »
Does the FDNY have any apparatus unit/s that deal with carbon dioxide? e.g. the SFFD has a apparatus dedicated in dealing with carbon dioxide situations.

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Carbon Dioxide Units
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:10:13 PM »

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Re: Carbon Dioxide Units
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 11:02:54 AM »
I don't believe FDNY has true Carbon dioxide units.  They do have Purple K Units.  Man: PK33, PK84  SI: PK163  Brkn: PK228, PK229 and Quns: PK326.

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Re: Carbon Dioxide Units
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 04:55:34 PM »
Don’t think he’s talking about carbon monoxide (CO) incidents that can be handled by hazmat. I believe he’s talking about the trucks in SF that carry CO2 and are able to extinguish manhole fires quickly.

Here’s a video of how the truck works:
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Re: Carbon Dioxide Units
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 06:38:59 PM »
Does anybody know any specifications for that piece of apparatus? It looks like it carries a whole bunch of fire extinguishers in addition to the central tank of CO2. Anybody know how large that central tank is?  Watching them operate the CO2 nozzle I wonder why they pulled one valve and then another one?  Certainly the tank (or even a portion of it) lasts a lot longer than it did when they changed the valves.

I guess they use CO2 instead of the Fire & Ice agent that FDNY uses.
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Re: Carbon Dioxide Units
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 08:34:22 PM »
Years ago the Air Force used CO2 crash trucks. They were still around in the mid 60's.



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