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2010-07-06 05:18:00

Training program includes appropriate air management practice for firefighters, the correction of myths and misunderstandings about fire smoke, and instruction about new antidotal treatment therapies for smoke inhalation victims. INDIANAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since January 1, 2010 the CPTC has tracked 1,100 civilians treated for smoke inhalation, 413 smoke inhalation deaths, and 125 firefighters who were transported for smoke inhalation treatment. Contrary to popular...

2010-06-18 05:18:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighter deaths due to heart attacks may not be due to bad diets, but from exposure to hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. Nationally, six firefighters have literally dropped dead from heart attacks after coming off of a shift of smoky fires and more than 100 were treated or hospitalized for smoke inhalation since January 1. "Any leader in the fire service who knowingly allows his/her firefighters to be negligent in the use of their SCBA should...

2010-06-16 15:06:00

Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition launches Safety Stand Down Training Program focused on Preventing Hydrogen Cyanide Exposure in Fire Smoke INDIANAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SMOKE kills. Firefighter deaths due to heart attacks may not be due to bad diets, but from exposure to hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. Firefighters are trained to deal with thousands of hazards and situations on a daily basis. Unfortunately, preventing the avoidable fire smoke exposure is not one...

2009-09-03 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighter Joe Frolick, Wayne Township Fire Department, will attempt to set the Ohio state record for the most consecutive skydives at the Start Skydiving drop zone in Lebanon, Ohio on September 4, 2009. His mission: To memorialize the hundreds of people who die from smoke inhalation annually, and to create awareness about education that exists to prevent these unnecessary deaths. "As a firefighter, I am very concerned about the number of deaths...

2009-08-18 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "If commercial flying had as many civilian fatalities as those relating to smoke and fire, there would be a public revolt," said Rob Schnepp, CPTC president and assistant chief of special operations for the Alameda County Fire Department in California. "The numbers aren't going down, and this tells me that we aren't addressing the problem adequately. A 2006 NFPA study reveals 87-percent of people who died in fires had toxic blood concentrations of...


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