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Webinar 5 - NFPA SCBA Standard, What You Need to Know

This webinar discusses the new technical requirements for self-contained breathing apparatus in the 2013 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1981 Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services.

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Webinar 4 - TIC 2.0 – Expect More from Your Thermal Imaging Camera!

Join us for this informative and educational webinar where you will learn how to “Expect more from your thermal imaging camera”. Hosted by Chris Cerci, a 19- year veteran of the fire service with 14 years at the City of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The session will cover advanced fundamentals of thermal imaging including:

  • 6 sided imaging
  • Multiple  uses for thermal imaging within your department
  • And much more!

Webinar 3 - Understanding Flashovers

November 10, 2011 - A flashover, or when a room bursts into flame, is the most dangerous time during a fire and chiefs and firefighters need to delay or prevent flashovers to advance rescue. All firefighters need to know the definition of flashover and the warning signs of this danger. The event will be hosted by 28-year veteran of fire services and Captain with the Los Angeles Fire Department, Craig Nielsen. 


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Webinar 2 - Detecting Hydrogen Cyanide and CO

What you’ll learn:
  • Recap of the first HCN CO webinar “Unmasking the threat of HCN and CO Poisoning”
  • Why gas monitors are not just for Hazmat but an important tool for firefighters:
    • What can they tell you?
    • When should you bring out a gas monitor?
    • Understanding the information the monitor is providing

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Webinar 1 - Unmasking The Threat of HCN and CO

What you’ll learn:

  • The anatomy of fire smoke. The widespread use of synthetic materials means that fires can burn 2 – 3 times hotter and faster, increasing the speed of HCN release.
  • The health effects of HCN and CO exposure. How to recognize the symptoms, decontaminate properly and treat for exposure to this dangerous duo.
  • Case studies. A look at a series of recent fires, including Anthony Toro’s first-hand account of toxic gas exposure at a Providence, RI restaurant fire.
  • How to protect against HCN/CO poisoning. Advances in monitoring and detection technology and the proper use of SCBA’s. 

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