Casual Users

Suyama, Joe; Hostler, David
September 2005
Fire Chief;Sep2005, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p68
Trade Publication
Reports that the term first responder has been redefined to incorporate emergency personnel ranging from hospital-based providers to the traditional firefighter in the United States, making them non-traditional users of personal protective equipment. Firefighter Fatality investigations; Adverse effects of performing emergency response tasks while performing personal protective equipment; Push in educating health care providers on the early detection and treatment of biological and chemical disease states.


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