FireRehab News

Date last updated: Friday, January 20, 17:30 PST


Print Article | EMail Article to a friend |  |  |

6 Neb. firefighters treated for CO poisoning after medical call

By FireRescue1 Staff

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Six firefighters and a police officer suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while responding to a medical call Tuesday. 

Responders arrived at a home to treat a man and woman who were unresponsive, reported the Omaha World-Herald. The man was not breathing and was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Firefighters and a police officer went to the hospital after their carbon monoxide monitor alarm went off. Blood and urine samples were taken from the responders at the hospital; some complained of headaches. Oxygen was administered to the responders after it was concluded they had high levels of carbon monoxide. 

They were later released from the hospital. 

“As far as I’m aware, everyone’s doing well today,” Grand Island Fire Chief Cory Schmidt said. ‘We let them off-duty last night as a precaution.”

Back to previous page

 Most Popular
12 firefighters overcome by carbon monoxide at blaze Emergency Incident Rehab for firefighters to refuel, recharge The pee chart A CPR Change You Need to Make Energy drinks may be to blame for firefighter's heat stroke
All Popular Articles 


USFA Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Manual IAFC: Fighting Heat Stress U.S. EPA Excessive Heat Events Guidebook (PDF) Agency for Toxic Substances Cyanide FAQ Assistance to Firefighters Grant AFG: DHS/FEMA Fire Act Grant
All Resources 

Press Releases
HeatSeeker Technology & Design Fire Introduces Rehabilitation Products FDNY Makes Largest First Responder Purchase of Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeters to Improve Survival of Firefighters and Victims of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 343 Technologies and Hothead Technologies Announce Wireless Temperature Sensor for Firefighter Rehab
More Press Releases 

Sponsored By
This site is sponsored by Masimo, the manufacturer of Rad-57, the first non-invasive way of measuring CO in the blood. Request Information
Watch a video demo of the Rad-57™

Copyright 2017
Masimo  FireRescue1  About This Site  Privacy Policy 
Login          My profile 
Powered by: