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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
At 12:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017, a firefighter was participating in a live fir e training exercise at the county fire academy smokehouse. The firefighter was o perating the nozzle on an 1.75 inch hoseline and was entering a live-fire traini ng room when he told his partner "I have a problem." The firefighter became unco nscious. The exercise was terminated and the firefighter was removed from the a rea and regained consciousness. The firefighter sustained exacerbation of existi ng 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, emergency response, fire fighter, heat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272645.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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