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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 ›
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 […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
No Fire, Gas Detection & Another Life Saved
Springdale, AR: Station one received a 911 call for an unconscious/unresponsive male at a local poultry production plant. We sent a typical response of an engine and a medic unit. They arrived on scene and found a male patient down and unresponsive. They started to treat the call like a typical cardiac event. They hooked […]Read more ›
Delta Township FD Develops “Code Smoke” Patient Alert and More
I wanted to share some news with the coalition and let them know their hard work is recognized and their voices are being heard. The Delta Township Fire Department has implemented an Atmospheric Monitoring at Structure Fires SOG and purchased an additional RAE Systems MultiRae Lite 4-gas meter with HCN monitoring capability. This meter will […]Read more ›
Great Q&A – What tests can be used to determine HCN exposure?
I attended the presentation in Winchester, VA a few weeks ago and am looking to improve some of the things my department is doing. One of the things that has come up is what specific tests need to be requested when a member is injured or killed. I am trying to find something that would […]Read more ›