On Friday, Sept. 20, from 2 pm to 3 pm, Masimo will present a public awareness event to honor fallen firefighters, acknowledge the work of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and educate employees and the public about the job-related risks that firefighters face at its World Headquarters at 40 Parker, Irvine, Calif., 92618. EMS and fire personnel are invited to attend.
The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will be giving a presentation to Masimo employees about the services and resources they provide in their service area and give attendees and Masimo employees an insight into the duties and risks associated with the fire service. Apparatus will be on display and personnel from the OCFA will present a demonstrations of how firefighter rehab is performed at incident scenes to help ensure firefighters remain safe and healthy.
Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will be present and discuss efforts to prevent firefighter line of duty deaths (LODDs) and improve health and safety, as well as assistance provided to families of fallen firefighters. A local family who has been impacted by an LODD will also be on hand to address the audience about their personal experience and involvement with the NFFF.
The program will point out that carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, often referred to as the “silent killer”, is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the U.S. each year and that most CO-related deaths and hospital emergency department visits occur during fall and winter, two seasons that will soon be upon us. When three house painters fired up their gas-powered compressor in a Southern California home last year, they didn’t realize the tool they used to earn their livelihood would kill them. The “silent killer” season is upon us.
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