EEBDs must not be used for firefighting
Remember, when donning the EEBD, if you
dont hear the hissing sound of oxygen being
generated, discard the unit and get another.
Dont smoke immediately after using the
EEBD because your hair is saturated with
oxygen and could catch on fire.
SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY EGRESS
Personnel working in engineering spaces wear
supplemental emergency egress devices (SEEDs) on
their belts for easy access. When a main space fire is
called away, the watch stander should use the SEED
(fig. 12-4) to proceed to an EEBD. The watch stander
should obtain an EEBD and don it when not in danger
of immediate harm from heat or flames. Because the
SEED lacks protection for the eyes and nose and has a
short operational time, it is a supplemental device.
However, it is immediately available for the
engineering watch standers and is easily operated on
the run. Factors to consider when using these devices
include the following:
Figure 12-4.Supplemental emergency egress device (SEED).