Structure Fires - The New Hazmat Incident?

Fri, 6/14: 12:30 PM  - 2:00 PM 
104 
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Room: Holiday Ballroom 4 

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SFHZMT104CaseyJones

Abstract

Cancer has become the prominent killer of firefighters throughout the fire service. This course provides hazmat technicians with the knowledge to implement air-monitoring and decontamination procedures at every structure fire. Participants will learn to recognize IDLH environments, monitor for products of combustion, and perform proper decontamination in order to limit exposures from cancer-causing particulates.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn to recognize the visible and invisible dangers of IDLH environments and how to limit exposures.
2. Participants will learn why atmospheric monitoring at structure fires is important and how to implement guidelines to do so at every fire.
3. Participants will learn why decontamination can be a life-saving measure and how to do so properly on the fireground and at the firehouse. 

Presenter

Casey Jones, Little Rock Fire Department