Know Your Smoke: the Dangers of Fire Smoke
A life-saving “Free” training event for firefighters and medical providers treating fire smoke exposure will be held July 20-21, 2012 at the Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C. There will be a controlled burn training focused on atmospheric monitoring (full Personal Protective Equipment - PPE required) on July 21.
Classroom sessions will include:
- Fire Smoke: Perceptions, Myths and Misunderstandings
- Air Management and NFPA 1404
- Atmospheric Monitoring on Every Fire Scene (HCN and CO)
- Pre-hospital HCN (Hydrogen Cyanide) Assessment and Antidotal Treatment
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