Wireless Gas Detection Systems

12/01/2012
By BOBBY SHEIKHAN The smoldering fumes of a recently doused fire can be filled with dangerous and toxic gases and vapors that threaten the life and health of firefighters involved in the fire overhaul operations. These threats come from the synergistic effects of chemicals such as carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN), which can work together to effectively shut down a person's respiration. Direct exposure to these dangerous aerosols and particles during fire overhaul present a real risk for immediate harm or acute and chronic health problems, including heart failure and cancer. To help protect firefighters, many fire departments are now deploying wireless gas detection systems ...

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