An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Reducing Exposure to Combustion Products in Homes
* Take special precautions when operating fuel-burning unvented space heaters.
Consider potential effects of indoor air pollution if you use an unvented kerosene or gas space heater. Follow the manufacturer's directions, especially instructions on the proper fuel and keeping the heater properly adjusted. A persistent yellow-tipped flame is generally an indication of maladjustment and increased pollutant emissions. While a space heater is in use, open a door from the room where the heater is located to the rest of the house and open a window slightly.
* Install and use exhaust fans over gas cooking stoves and ranges and keep the burners properly adjusted.
Using a stove hood with a fan vented to the outdoors greatly reduces exposure to pollutants during cooking. Improper adjustment, often indicated by a persistent yellow-tipped flame, causes increased pollutant emissions. Ask your gas company to adjust the burner so that the flame tip is blue. If you purchase a new gas stove or range, consider buying one with pilot less ignition because it does not have a pilot light that burns continuously. Never use a gas stove to heat your home. Always make certain the flue in your gas fireplace is open when the fireplace is in use.
* Keep woodstove emissions to a minimum. Choose properly sized new stoves that are certified as meeting EPA emission standards.
Make certain that doors in old woodstoves are tight-fitting. Use aged or cured (dried) wood only and follow the manufacturer's directions for starting, stoking, and putting out the fire in woodstoves. Chemicals are used to pressure-treat wood; such wood should never be burned indoors. (Because some old gaskets in woodstove doors contain asbestos, when replacing gaskets refer to the instructions in the CPSC, ALA and EPA booklet, Asbestos in Your Home - www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome.html, to avoid creating an Asbestos problem. New gaskets are made of fiberglass.)
* Have central air handling systems, including furnaces, flues, and chimneys, inspected annually and properly repair cracks or damaged parts.
Blocked, leaking, or damaged chimneys or flues release harmful combustion gases and particles and even fatal concentrations of carbon monoxide.
Strictly follow all service and maintenance procedures recommended by the manufacturer, including those that tell you how frequently to change the filter. If manufacturer's instructions are not readily available. change filters once every month or two during periods of use. Proper maintenance is important even for new furnaces because they can also corrode and leak combustion gases, including carbon monoxide.
42--Rehabilitation Trailer Kit for Rescue.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation, based on a Brand Name Or Equal basis for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes only the solicitation; proposals are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This procurement is not a small business set-aside; any responsible source may submit an offer. This combined synopsis/solicitation applies and is issued as a Request for Quotation. This combined synopsis/solicitation will also be available on the following website: http://www.marines.mil/units/mciwest/mcbjapan/mcasiwakuni/Pages/organizations/station/contracting/solicitation.aspx . Solicitation No. M62613-10-T-0077
1. AGENCY'S NEED:Rehab(Rehabilitation) Trailer Kit.ITEM NO. 0001: Rehab Trailer Kit For Rescue, QTY: 1 ea,Mfr Name: CREW BOSSMfr P/N: Crew Boss Rehab Trailer Kit CBRTRL or equal.
Rehab Trailer Kit must have the following minimum salient chracteristics:
Trailer Physical Specifications must meet the following: (1) outside Dimensions (excluding tongue): 7.5' W x 8' L x 8.5' H (2) outside Dimensions (with tongue): 7.5' W x 11' L x 8.5' H (3) packed weight capacity: 2999 lbs.
Trailer must meet a comprehensive mobile facility with the equipment and supplies necessary to set up an effective on-scene rehab site, based on NFPA 1584 requirements The multi-purpose 6' x 8' trailer must be able to be easily transport behind almost any vehicle with tow hitch capability. Rehab shelter must meet the following dimensions 16' x 16'. Must be able to provide 205 sq.ft. in an enclosed octagonal shelter shape, has removable wall panels, windows, 2 doors, roof vent, whiteboard kit, and must have the ability to handle a variety of options for climate control. Rehab trailer must be able to support a climate-controlled EMT treatment facility and must have a large 9' deployable fold-out awning for additional shelter outside and ground tarp system that can provide an additional 100 square feet of clean, protected space for environmental relief. Must include collapsible seating, toilet with a separate shelter, medical supplies organizer with writing desk, hand washing station, coolers, misting fan, extra tarps. These requirements are to support basic and advanced medical treatment and care. The rehab trailer must have an environmentally-controlled interior with a removable 8' storage bench with seat cushions that serves multiple use. Trailer must be able to clear quickly of equipment, must have a rear gate to create a full-length gap-free ramp able to roll out equipment kart and bench.
Rehab trailer must have air conditioning and heat for climate control for rehab of firefighters. Multi-functional exhaust fan for circulation and climate control. Ceiling utility hangers (for IV bags, air masks, etc) and multiple wall hooks to support fire and medical equipment. Must have privacy curtains to support medical treatment and decon patients during disrobing to check for injuries and change out of contaminated clothing in a secured and closed environment. Rehab trailer must have finished and completely washable floor and interior surfaces for decontamination purposes to meet NFPA 1500 requirements.
Electric Misting Fan must meet the requirement for low ambient temperature as much as 30, cool draft Blue 18" High-Volume misting fan which must be an industrial grade misting fan made for efficient, effective cooling under the most extreme conditions. Requirements as follows: must be able to effectively reduces body temperatures to combat heat stress, efficiently lowers air temperatures as much as 30 in areas up to 1000 sq. ft., extremely portable self-contained design, 18" Industrial Grade high volume Fan with sealed motor and entire system must be designed to stand up in the most extreme environments. Must be durable, dependable, designed to last in tough environments. Must be designed with materials of polymers, powder-coated metals, and corrosion-resistant hardware throughout. Electrical system requirements as follows: 110 volt System, minimum inverter requirement: 400/750 watts, GFI Plug, 25' power cord, multi function toggle switch, self priming pump with advanced filter design, and the dimensions (fan in operating position): 54" H x 21" W x 17" D, and weight (empty tank): 32lbs. Rehab trailer must be able to meet command and control requirements for incident command methology, must be portable and reusable. Must be supplied with portable white board kit which include the following: (4 ea) broad and (4 ea) fine tip dry erase markers, (1) eraser, and a durable, (1 ea) waterproof 4" x 29" storage tube with a carry strap. (35 ea) flexible white plastic static cling dry erase sheets each measure 27" x 34".
Rehab trailer must be able to support a large insulated water cooler (5 gallon capacity) with cup dispenser. Must have extra storage space for food and water supplies, hot mad cold water washing station able to hold 6 gallons of water for washing faces and hands as needed. Unit power source must be able to plug into 12Volt electrical outlet and be supported by hooks on the outside of the trailer designed to hold it. Must meet the following specifications: (1) standard requirement of two folding utility tables, 27" x 60" each (2) two 10' x 10' tarps for additional dry ground space or to use as privacy walls and/or shade covers (3) 25" Shore 110VAC grounded power cord; capable of powering all systems rehab trailer electrical systems (4) plastic tote for organizing accessories or use as a hamper, trash collector or cooling water reservoir (5) require multiple hooks for hanging air packs, coats and helmets for use on the trailer sides (6) quick release trailer tie-downs to keep ! all the gear secure (7) removable storage bench with padded seating and external accessibility (8) multiple hooks and tie downs for secure gear storage (9) additional organized storage space for food, water, and clothing items
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