The gas chamber

#1
I heard that in phase 1 you have to go into a gas chamber and take your mask off to experiece the effects is it true? if so how bad is it.
 
#4
ohbugger2007 said:
I heard that in phase 1 you have to go into a gas chamber and take your mask off to experiece the effects is it true? if so how bad is it.
Respirator Testing Facility not Gas chamber
Repirator not Mask

And yes it will hurt alot

NBC/CBRN Instructors course best course I ever did :twisted:
 
#6
Remember when you get out to wash your face with warm/hot water as soon as possible to get rid of the tingling sensation.

CC_TA
 
#7
CC_TA said:
Remember when you get out to wash your face with warm/hot water as soon as possible to get rid of the tingling sensation.

CC_TA
You mean bastard! hehehehe

Face into any wind there is, hold your arms away from your body .. and close your eyes and mouth when you take your smock off.
 
#8
If you get all hot and sweaty before the test it will not affect you at all....

Nah only joking make sure you are not hot and sweaty before the test as your poores will be open and the burning sensation will be 10 times worse.
Also air the kit off after before packing it away as you can get a dose of it weeks after.
Above all enjoy it. Its great
 
#9
CC_TA said:
Remember when you get out to wash your face with warm/hot water as soon as possible to get rid of the tingling sensation.

CC_TA
Nice one!

MS164, agreed. CBRN, range qual, PTI, do all the courses so you don't get fcuked over yourself!
 
#10
Always good to play rugby in full IPE before entering the chamber, remember an RAF officer who refused to wear a suit on testing just when in wear respirator and normal kit.......

was a female officer wearing a skirt, still see the image now as she ran out screaming clutching her groin, tried unsuccessfully to get instructors done :)
 
#11
DesktopCommando said:
Always good to play rugby in full IPE before entering the chamber, remember an RAF officer who refused to wear a suit on testing just when in wear respirator and normal kit.......

was a female officer wearing a skirt, still see the image now as she ran out screaming clutching her groin, tried unsuccessfully to get instructors done :)
Reminds me of a time eating really hot peppers at a party and not drinking after then getting back to birds house and going down to do you know what, never seen someone run to the bathroom so quick :twisted:
 
#12
Sensible answer now - it is only CS gas,
it's unpleasent but no more than that the most it can do is sting your eyes and possibly make you sick
As said before all you do is take resy off (usually) give name, rank, no and then leave.
If you don't panic then you should have no problems.
Make sure you air out your kit afterwards as CS can linger & don't wash your face/shower for a couple of hours as it will sting like buggery.
Its no biggy - every one has done it at some point - don't worry about it :D
 
#13
If you've got your drills right then no dramas,if you haven't it will sting for a while but remember "anything that doesn't kill you can only make you stronger".
 
#14
Its only a a Introductionto CS whaich is used as a training simulant. its also used by some forces in riot control etc so thats why you are givina intro to it.

the other reason CS is used is after you have been through your training on the drills required is to give you confidence in the fit of your respirator.

you may have irratation to the EYES, NOSE and LIPS. you will get a birefing before going in, about what to do dont worry about it enjoy it.

agree with the guys the best course i did CBRN instructors.
 
#15
Done my NBC Asisstant Instructors in 96 before that i hated NBC now look at me a fully qualified CBRN Instructor...

heidtheab your right get all the courses done = no MATT's

CBRN Inst, AA SAA, BCDT Inst
 
#16
As a specky fours eyes i am wondering what the effect would be if you were wearing contact lenses at the time you take your respirator off? Can you wear glasses with a respirator on?
Anyway u suppose the effect would be the same, i can't see before and i definitely won't be able to see afterwards.

Edd
 
#17
I asked that i while back myself, basically never wear contacts in the respirator testing facility. You will get perscription lenses or somthing fitted into your respirator, apparently we have to go see the medical officer in order to get them.


Apparently you will be asked before entering the respirator testing facility if you are wearing contacts, if you are then you don't go in and you piss your instructor off ... so i hear.
 
#18
keeffy said:
If you get all hot and sweaty before the test it will not affect you at all....

Nah only joking make sure you are not hot and sweaty before the test as your poores will be open and the burning sensation will be 10 times worse.
Also air the kit off after before packing it away as you can get a dose of it weeks after.
Above all enjoy it. Its great
Like doing it in 40 degree heat having just run through nbc exercises up a hill... *shudder* (not uk and not phase 1).

It's pretty bad at the time, your skin sweats and stings, your eyes water, your nose runs, you cough everytime you inhale and you'll generally be a pretty unhappy bunny.
Get out, flap like a chicken, don't rub your eyes or use water, and be damn careful when taking your kit off as there'll still be fibres in the clothes.
5 minutes later you'll feel fine and can go home and tell all your mates

edited to add: I did see one chap vomit, and one fine chapness was pretty much immune to the effects (from portsmouth, so figures). Oh, and don't breath in before you give details after you've taken your ressie off, whatever they try and tell you to do ;)
 
#19
On inital med exam let them know you are a specky they will sort out Gigs and lenses. They ain't that bad nowadays just makeshure the correct lens goes in the correct side.

and don't hang jour kit in your locker afterwards or you will be soooooo popular.
 
#20
Its one of the funniest bits of training I've done so far. Watching all your muckers fall out the chamber in total rag is priceless. Also there is usually one person in the platoon whos immune. It could be you. (It sure as fcuk wasn't me thou) Have fun
 

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