IAFC Joins Education Campaign to Protect First Responders from CO Poisoning

The IAFC is joining today with other fire service organizations and Masimo in launching a global education campaign to raise awareness of the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and reduce the known risk factors that unnecessarily kill or injure fire fighters each year.

This important new health and safety campaign includes a dramatic six-minute video that highlights the immediate and long-term health risks associated with CO exposure, the emotional impact these risks can have on fire fighters and their families and advocates proper prevention strategies.

IAFC President and Chairman of the Board, Chief Jack Parow, stated: “We are pleased to be a part of this important educational campaign. Carbon monoxide is a real risk that fire fighters and first responders face every day. With the proper awareness, precautions, and testing, we can prevent firefighter deaths and extend lives.” The IAFC will be assisting with distribution of the video, including sending complimentary copies of the video to its membership. “As with many issues, education is the key to success,” continued Parow.

For more information, visit the "Silent Killer" website.

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