A Chelsea (SE of Birmingham, Alabama) Firefighter was in stable condition last night after going down at a house fire, being immediately treated and then transported to Grandview Medical Center. The Firefighter, (a father of 3 small kids) whose name has not been released, suffered from cardiac arrest at the scene of that house fire.
Reports are that Chelsea Fire-Rescue had been called back to the scene of the house fire in Columbiana to put out hot spots when the incident happened.
Recent reports link sudden cardiac arrest to smoke (hydrogen cyanide & carbon monoxide) and while what caused this specific Firefighter to go down is unknown as of yet, it’s another firm reminder of the risks we encounter that exist during operations including overhaul.
WATCH THIS VIDEO:
TO HELL & BACK VIDEO – FIREFIGHTERS & TODAY’S SMOKE:
THE TOXIC TWINS:
SMOKE ATTRIBUTED TO FIREFIGHTER HEART ATTACKS & DEATH:
SMOKE INHALATION VICTIMS
PROVIDENCE REPORT: (Which is what started many of the discussions leading to better understanding of how bad smoke really is)