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Accident: 100321.015 - Firefighter Collapses During Smokehouse Training

Accident: 100321.015 -- Report ID: 0253410 -- Event Date: 10/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272645.01510/27/2017City Of Long Branch
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1275323.01511/03/2017City Of Long Branch
At 12:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017, a firefighter was participating in a live fire training exercise at the county fire academy smokehouse. The firefighter was operating the nozzle on an 1.75 inch hoseline and was entering a live-fire training room when he told his partner "I have a problem." The firefighter became unconscious. The exercise was terminated and the firefighter was removed from the area and regained consciousness. The firefighter sustained exacerbation of existing cardiac or pulmonary conditions. The firefighter was in full turnout gear and was using a SCBA in a hot environment under physical stress.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, fire fighter, heat, emergency response
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272645.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
2 1275323.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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