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Approach to the Fire Victim

Friday, April 28
This class will discuss the approach to the fire victim, highlighting the differences between a firefighter vs. a civilian with regard to assessment and management. Students will learn the epidemiology of fire fatalities, the different gases emitted from the combustion of materials during a fire, the pathophysiologic derangements of the toxic gases, the functions of skin and thermal injuries, bunker gear specifications and limitations, processes for bunker gear removal during a Mayday, and the general approach and medical management of fire victims.
Douglas Isaacs, EMS Field Physician - Fire Department of New York EMS