Multi-Gas Monitors: One Tool for Emergency Scene Survival

The potential for explosions and hazardous exposures exists on the fire ground and throughout the fire service. The health hazards are well known for some exposures and poorly understood for others. The toxic environments in which fire fighters live and work have long been suspected to have an adverse effect on fire fighter health. Fire departments should ensure gas monitoring equipment is adequately maintained and fire fighters are routinely trained on proper use. Wearing full PPE, including respiratory protection, during suspicious odor investigations and overhaul is essential. This workshop will train you in the proper use of your multi-gas meter, discuss how meter readings impact your health and lessen the risk of occupational exposure, injury and disease.

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