Carbon monoxide monitoring should be a formal process during any fire incident. It should include assessment and use of rehabilitation tags.
The Effect of Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide can affect firefighters throughout an incident, not just during initial fire operations. Photo Michael Coppola
The goal of rehab is to protect our most valuable asset—our personnel. Photo Michael Coppola
Environmentally Controlled Area
A formal, environmentally controlled area and assessment process ensures dangerous CO levels and cardiovascular abnormalities aren't missed. Photo Michael Coppola
Oxygen therapy should be started as early as possible on firefighters and others exposed to carbon monoxide. Photo Michael Coppola
The use of rehabilitation tags ensures that each firefighter is assessed, hydrated and monitored appropriately. Photo Chris Swabb
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