There are five Damage Control Lockers aboard the TS Kennedy. These lockers which contain the equipment used by emergency squads in the event of an emergency are sometime called Fireman’s Outfit Lockers or Emergency Squad Lockers.
An inventory control sheet is posted inside each locker. Each locker contains:
3 Fireman’s Helmet
3 Fireman’s Jacket
3 Fireman’s Pants
3 Fireman’s Boots
3 Fireman’s Gloves (stored in jacket pockets)
3 Flash Hoods (stored in jacket pockets)
3 Flashlight/Lantern (stored in jacket pockets)
3 Fire Axes
6 Spare Tanks
1 Crow Bar
2 2½ Spare Hose
1 1½ Spare Hose
1 2½ Spare Nozzles
1 1½ Spare Nozzles
4 Safety Wires
1 Y Gate
1 Fire Blanket
Damage Control Lockers 1, 2, and 3 are on the Main Deck – two on the starboard side and one on the port side. Locker #4 can be found on the Uppertween Deck. The Cabin Deck is where Locker #5 is located.
The TS Kennedy is equipped with a diesel powered air compressor that may be used in the event of a fire within an enclosed space, or if entry into a confined space deletes the extra SCBA bottle supply. This equipment is located on the Main Deck.