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Calls from fire departments about the Cyanokit occur weekly and the leading question is: Do you know how many departments are deploying Hydroxocobalamin/Ctyanokit? The answer is simply: no – we don’t know. Knowing which departments are utilizing the antidote would be extremely helpful to other departments waging a war to secure the drug and […]Read more ›
Rob Schnepp: What is Fire Smoke?
Rob Schnepp shares the truth about Fire Smoke. This is a preview of the Virtual Smoke Symposium and available to members for a limited time only. Click here to watch 7-minute video.Read more ›
Chesterfield Fire & EMS
Rick Edinger, Chesterfield Fire & EMS, shared the following document, which is the basis for change in fireground operations as a result of its acceptance of fire smoke toxicity and the hazard it has on firefighters. Please take a moment to read and share with your department. Chesterfield Fire & EMSRead more ›
Firefighter Exposure to Airborne Contaminants
For those looking for comprehensive research relative to airborne contaminants (PAH), etc., and the contamination of PPE, this is a Part I of a comprehensive research project in Australia. Firefighter Exposures to Airborne Contaminants during Extinguishment of Simulated Residential Room FiresRead more ›
Fire Smoke / PPE Research Project
The research project, started after a discussion about the field application of (GC/MS) to the fire service related to firefighter safety and fire investigations with representatives from Smiths Detection and approximately 20 first responders during a workshop in Danbury, Connecticut in February 2013. A collaborative research project was initiated. One of the research questions was: […]Read more ›
Perils of Smoke and Wildland Firefighters
James Greenwood, Boise Fire Department, spent 13 years as a wildland firefighter before moving to structural firefighter. He and his crew were part of a NIOSH study exploring the health effects of smoke on wildland firefighters. Read Perils of Smoke and Wildland FirefightersRead more ›