Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8590 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
Almost every airliner I've ever been on had Drager OxyCrew units for the flight attendants which they must put on before going to the assistance of passengers. You'll see them mounted on the bulkhead near each exit.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Sammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3975 times:
Yes they do provide crew with oxygen, but are actually smoke hoods, and are designed to provide oxygen in a smoke filled cabin.it is literally like spaceman helmet with a shoulder cover attached, and the oxygen is triggered by a chemical reaction at the back of the helmet, which when you breathe in for the first time in the hood this activates the oxygen.
They are horrible to wear, we had to actually get on one out and put one on when i did my smoke and fire cabin crew training.
The portable oxygen units are stowed to be used in a decompression, or sometimes to aid pax when they are unwell and not in their seat.