(110) Know Your Smoke

Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department - Sissonville High School

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Sissonville High School 6100 Sissonville Drive SissonvilleWV  25312
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Sissonville High School 6100 Sissonville Drive SissonvilleWV  25312

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What's Included

This eight (8) hour program includes the physiological impact of fire smoke on the human body. The instructors will discuss the fireground impact of smoke on the human body and policies that will provide better indicators about how to diagnose smoke exposure in a firefighter during rehab. Although national statistics do not exist for firefighter deaths relative to cancer, it is well known that firefighters are dying from sudden heart failure and cancer at rates like never before. Understanding that toxicants contained in fire smoke are likely the culprits for causing illness and disease is critical knowledge every firefighter should have. Fire smoke is an age-old companion of the firefighter, so grasping the fact that it has become the greatest enemy is hard to do. This training will change these perceptions. The class will cover: Fire Smoke: Perceptions, Myths and Misunderstandings; Atmospheric Monitoring for HCN/CO—The Toxic Twins; Implementing New Standards for Atmospheric Monitoring: The Process; and Pre-hospital HCN (Hydrogen Cyanide) Assessment and Antidotal Treatment The Course will include a Controlled burn practical session focused on atmospheric monitoring. Full PPE required – Full bunker gear with SCBA & spare bottle Instructors: Rob Schnepp and Jason Krusen Pre-Requisite: Firefighter 1

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Sissonville Fire & Rescue School

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Sissonville High School 6100 Sissonville Drive SissonvilleWV  25312
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