Yesterday, Captain Ivan Browning and the shift at Station 28-B conducted a little hazardous materials training. The exercise involved using what is referred to as a Hazmat Level A suit. Level A protection is utilized when the greatest level of skin, respiratory, and eye protection is required.
A Hazmat team trainee was required to dress out in the Level A suit and then perform a dexterity drill using the humat on the engine company. Disconnect, remove from engine, put back on engine, re-connect and recite the emergency procedures action.
Not as easy as it looks with all of the gear on! See photo album below.