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Accident: 128185.015 - Employee Is Injured From Smoke Inhalation And Heat Stress

Accident: 128185.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/15/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1483812.01507/17/2020Ca Forestry And Fire Protection
At 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2020, Employee #1 was part of a 4 person team on a fir e truck - apparatus #4482. On arrival, the fire crew was directed to protect a g arage building that was on fire. They were in wild land fire gear and began figh ting the fire with regular equipment. Each coworker had a 3 liter hydration pac k on their back. Employee #1 fought the fire for about 30 minutes before stoppin g to have a drink and don SCBA due to the level of smoke from the garage. When t he 45 mins SCBA tank used by a coworker ran out, the crew took a break, sat down , and drank water. At this point, employee said he felt cramps in his arms and l egs. The coworker, who is also a paramedic, took elevated vital signs and called an ambulance as a precaution. Employee #1 was taken to the ER as a precaution, treated for inhalation and heat stress, and released shortly thereafter.
Keywords: arm, fire, fire brigade/department, heat, leg, scba, smoke, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1483812.015 36 M Non Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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