PPE Research Project

Ultimately, the educational goal is to impart the unquestionable dangers of absorbing toxicants if firefighters’ PPE and bodies are not kept clean. While there are many firefighters that have been exposed to deadly toxicants for years, there may not be much that can be done to offset the damage. For the younger generation, they will be convinced, through absolute research that habits must change for their health and safety.

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Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide in Fire Related Deaths

Objective: This study was undertaken to examine the association of hydrogen cyanide and carboxyhaemoglobin in victims of fire related deaths in Australia. The secondary aim was to document demographic data about Australian fire related deaths. Methods: An observational retrospective study was undertaken of autopsy reports from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Reports of fire…

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