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    Default I'm seeing a pattern here..

    Is anyone else noticing an increase in firefighters being treated for smoke inhalation? 20 years ago it was cool to hack up soot for 2 days after a fire. I thought we'd moved past that. Last time I checked, your lungs will not grow back and I haven't heard of any departments issuing spares.

    Just an observation. Let's be safe out there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMZ191 View Post
    Is anyone else noticing an increase in firefighters being treated for smoke inhalation? 20 years ago it was cool to hack up soot for 2 days after a fire. I thought we'd moved past that. Last time I checked, your lungs will not grow back and I haven't heard of any departments issuing spares.
    Just an observation. Let's be safe out there.
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    Um, no. Not really.

    Actually not at all that I have noticed.
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    Me either. Care to site an example?
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    Haven't had a guy on either my career or volly Fd go in for smoke inhalation ever that I can remember.

    Do you have a specific area you are referring to?
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    haven't noticed any change. Perhaps its because of the new attitudes about SCBA use and avoiding smoke that chief officers are forcing firefighters to be treated for smoke inhalation instead of shrugging it off as a normal part of the job.

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    My lungs do grow back.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Can't say that I've seen it either.

    Are you asking because you've seen first hand a rise in smoke inhalation injuries or are you seeing an increase in media reports of "smoke inhalation" injuries?

    I know where I'm at, most fireground injuries seem to get reported by the media as "smoke inhalation" if they don't have any specifics. If it happens during the winter and you fell down while getting hurt, then it gets reported as a "slipped on ice" thing whether or not you actually did slip on ice that may or may not have been there.

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    cuz men were men twenties years ago...
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    It's probably this old report

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBjRDcGMCnM

    Oldy but a goody....

    Anyways, I haven't seen any here. Our IC even wears an SCBA if they are close enough to the fire to get hit by smoke. Same for engineers.

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    Default Clarification

    FireMedic is probably right. The past couple of weeks just about every line of duty injury reported in the media cited smoke inhalation. I need to stop reading the news articles before coffee.

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    Try reading here first.

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