We all know the statistics that are out there. Firefighters and other emergency services workers are dying of cardiovascular issues typically heart attacks that cause cardiac arrest.
However we still focus our firefighter rescue training on drags, bailouts, etc. While important that is only half the battle. Once we get them outside we then have to continue life saving measures (CPR, defib, intubation, drug therapy just to name a few).
The below video gives you a good drill you can do at your firehouse, and gives you a glimpse of how hard it is going to be to start these life saving procedures.
We know that the real answer to this problem is to increase our fitness level, and start to eat healthier but until that happens we have to be ready for the inevitable.
This is one of the topics I will be discussing in my “Engine Company Emergencies” class room session at FDIC which is approaching its final weeks of preparation! So come out and check it out.
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