HCN Treatment SOG

The following is the HCN medical SOG approved by the medical director of the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Department.  Hillsborough has been successfully administering the Cyanokit for several years and has many documented saves. Protocol

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“Know Your Smoke” Survey

Many of you have attended Know Your Smoke:  The Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure.  Course instructors continually update educational content based on your feedback regarding departmental changes made as a result of the training.  This is short survey with only 10 questions.  We ask that you take just a few minutes to further the education…

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Chronic Toxicity Summary of Hydrogen Cyanide

Hydrogen cyanide is used in a variety of syntheses including the production of adiponitrile (for nylon), methyl methacrylate, sodium cyanide, cyanuric chloride, chelating agents, pharmaceuticals, and other specialty chemicals. Manufacturing activities releasing hydrogen cyanide include electroplating, metal mining, metallurgy and metal cleaning processes. Additionally, hydrogen cyanide has some insecticide and fungicide applications (ATSDR, 1993). Fires…

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HCN, CO & Parkinson’s Disease?

The question posed to Dr. Alan Hall, a renowned Toxicologist: HCN is a known by-product of the thermal conversion of CS from solid to gas.  Soldiers are exposed to CS in confined and unventilated spaces in what is called the “gas mask familiarization exercise.”   Is there scientific evidence of the relationship between HCN, CO and…

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