When there is a possibility of victim rescue, firefighters often swing the risk vs. gain decision in favor of entering the toxic atmosphere. Fire conditions and victim survivability are quickly assessed, knowing a self-contained breathing apparatus will provide fresh breathing air in an immediately dangerous to life or health environment. Modern products of combustion are extremely toxic and contain numerous chemicals, and the environment can be extremely challenging because of heat, low visibility, fire conditions, and the potential for the environment to get even worse.
Then, why is it that we go in when smoke is showing but often stage for the hazmat team when chemicals may be present? The webcast delves into this issue through interactive discussion and analysis of case histories, the dispelling of myths, and reviewing actions responders can take at these incidents.
Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Dräger.
Sponsored By Dräger Inc.
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