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The standard Total Heat Loss (THL) requirement on turnout gear for structural firefighting is a Minimum of 205 W/m2.
- How often should I feed my starter? Your starter needs to be fed about 1x per week if refrigerated, and every day if left at room temperature. Generally, about 5-6 hours after feeding my starter is ready. The time may vary based on room temp, dough temp, etc. The starter should have doubled in volume and started to recede and/or pass the float test.
- How long does turnout gear take to dry? In a temperature and humidity-controlled environment the dryer will dry in under four hours. When the heated air option is used, the TG-4H can dry that same clean turnout gear in two hours or less and will not exceed 105 F.
- How do you dry bunker gear? It is best to hang clothing for air drying inside and away from direct light, especially sunlight. The UV radiation in sunlight breaks down some of the fibers in turnout clothing. Drying time can be reduced by using a fan with heated air over the clothing.
- Can you put firefighter gear in the dryer? Wet gear is dangerous because it can cause steam burns. NFPA recommends fire departments dry gear using forced ambient air. NFPA recommends to avoid using a mechanical style tumble dryer.
- How long is bunker gear good for? How Long Does Bunker Gear Last? Does bunker gear expire? NFPA 1851 states that firefighters can safely use their protective ensemble and its elements for up to 10 years. Note that the date used to determine bunker gear's longevity is its manufacture date, not the date the gear started service.
- Is it a legal requirement to service your boiler? It is not a legal requirement for homeowners who do not rent out their property to have an annual boiler service. However, they have a duty of care to ensure their gas appliances are safe, and not liable to cause harm to themselves or others. An annual service will also keep the boiler's warranty valid.