Parkinson’s Disease and Firefighters

For firefighters diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, the attached is a comprehensive overview of  research conducted by firefighter Steve Watts, District Operations, Platoon, D, Victoria, Australia.  Steve's research paper was forwarded to the Coalition after Steve attended the Know Your Smoke training session in Frankston (Melbourne) Australia.   While this research was completed by an Australian firefighter,…

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Perils to Wildland Firefighters

In the spring of 2004 I was heading into my fourth full season as a member of the Alpine Interagency Hotshot Crew. The Alpine Hotshots are a twenty person wildland firefighting crew that is sponsored by the National Park Service and has the pleasure of being based out of Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes…

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Hydrogen Cyanide; MSDS

In depth scientific review of hydrogen cyanide and it's physiological impact. The MSDS includes hydrogen cyanide as a byproduct in fires involving some nitrogen-containing polymers, often found in fibers used in fabrics, upholstery covers, and padding. (Tsuchiya and Sumi, 1977). Hydrogen Cyanide; MSDS; CAS Registry Number:  74-90-8  

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