Fireground Decon Towel

During FDIC the Coalition was introduced to the Fireground Decon Towel - an "all natural" life safety product that can be easily used to decon your gear and body on the fire ground.  There is some research that baby wipes contain possible carcinogens such as Parabens, Methylisothiazolinone and 2-Bromo-2Nitropropane.  These wipes have come along way…

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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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Fire Smoke: The Change Agent

A portion of the training session in Kansas City was videotaped.  This is an excellent video about what not to do with the information gathered from any of the Know Your Smoke training programs.  Great advice on how to become a "real" change agent and the reasons change is so desperately needed.

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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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