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Fire Service Industry News: Bolingbrook (IL) Fire Department Saves Life with Cyanokit®

07/10/2013
To kick-off this month, the topic for this week is on the Cyanokit®. Asst. Director of EMS, Jim Gray, Bolingbrook Fire Department, submitted an article about his department's process for securing the Cyanokit® and a recent save.   In December of 2011 the Chief of our department approached the EMS division and asked us to research a cyanide antidote. He read an article in a publication that talked about how the Houston Fire Department had utilized a cyanide antidote, the Cyanokit®, which saved the life of one of their own. My knowledge was limited regarding Hydrogen Cyanide and the Cyanokit.  I thought it would be a quick research project but I was wrong about that. T...

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