FF Smoke Inhalation Caused Life Saving Change in Arkansas

08/21/2013
Two years ago we had a residential structure fire and two people were trapped. The first in engine and truck company made entry and found two female victims on the floor and unresponsive. A Captain from the department found a victim and was attempting to remove her when he turned his head to look behind him and caught his face-piece on stacked belongings (the owners were hoarders) which pulled his face-piece off, and he took a breath of the toxic and superheated smoke. He and his crew continued to remove the victims and they were transported to the ER. The Captain remained on scene refusing treatment because he "felt fine." It was several minutes later that the Captain felt ill ...

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