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Southern Region Burn Conference – Abstract Awards

Congratulations to Hunter Rooks, 4th year medical student from Tennessee, who collaborated with USA Burn Center and the Fire Smoke Coalition on this project and received third place in the abstract competition.  For two years in a row, USA has placed in this competition.  See the entire list of award winners. 3rd Place – Prehospital Administration […]

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HCN – Treatment SOP

Robert Marschall, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, shares its HCN treatment protocol in place.  This is a comprehensive SOP that will answer many questions submitted to the Coalition about how and when a person / firefighter should be treated when exposed to fire smoke.

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FF Treated with Cyanokit

Fire Fighter Exposure to Fire Smoke Resulting in Treatment with Cyanokit HCFR (Hillsborough County Fire Rescue) responded to a single alarm assignment to a shed fire.  The shed upon arrival had no exterior still intact and the roof was collapsed onto the contents.   There was very windy conditions at the time of the early morning fire.  […]

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Four Departments Share Cost of Cyanokit and Save a Life

Dix Hills, NY:  A 70 year old man involved in a house fire in Dix Hills, NY was saved from smoke inhalation because a Cyanokit was administered. The chief said because one dose is expensive– costing $850 — four departments came together to split the cost.  Those departments were Dix Hills, Commack, East Northport and Greenlawn. […]

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Virginia Beach Fire/EMS Roll-Out Cyanokit

Captain Joshua S. Xenakis, Virginia Beach Fire Department, reports that the department and its collaborating EMS agency are now carrying the Cyanokit for treatment of civilians and firefighters.  Read his report .  

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