CO Close Calls
Fire departments and EMS agencies from coast to coast have first-hand accounts of patients with carbon monoxide poisoning that was successfully detected by CO monitoring.
Rehab assists in not only refreshing and rehydrating your personnel, but also in detecting CO poisoning and other medical abnormalities. Photo A.J. Heightman
Durango Fire & Rescue
From left is Dan Steaves, Sean Schmida, Leo Lloyd, John Brennan and Beau Mattison. Photo Durango (Colo.) Fire & Rescue
Lowering Body Temperature
Lowering body temperature to a normal level is just one aspect of rehab; personnel should also be monitored for abnormal cardiovascular and CO levels. Photo Michael Coppola
Develop and implement a rehab protocol for your agency to ensure this process starts early during high-acuity, high-demand incidents. Photo A.J. Heightman
Where there's smoke there's CO. Place rehab in a smoke-free location and monitor for CO exposure. Photo Michael Coppola
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