While not uncommon, dry ice has made headlines due to the use in storing Covid 19 vaccinations. Fire departments can expect the possibility of increased incidents directly or indirectly involving dry ice.
We are providing information for you provided to us by the FDNY containing five Training Tips on the hazards of Carbon Dioxide/dry ice. Some of the first generation COVID-19 vaccines require ultra-low temperature storage and will be shipped and stored in containers containing dry. Additionally, the IAFC has also provided other valuable information related to this type of response as well.