While Joe is setting the Ohio state record for consecutive skydives, the CPTC will simultaneous host its first Firefighter Smoke Symposium at the drop zone. "Fire and emergency medical service providers will share best practices in the management of smoke inhalation victims. This danger exists for both emergency responders and the public, and recent improvement in treatment and antidotes will be shared by international experts on the subject," said Dr. James Augustine, Medical Director and Assistant Fire Chief, Washington, DC Fire and EMS, Director of Clinical Operations, EMP, Canton, OH, and Associate Clinical Professor, Wright State University Department of Emergency Medicine.
Joe is asking the nation support his mission by donating funds to the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition, a non-profit organization, to fund the next regional Firefighter Smoke Symposium, free training that definitely saves lives. His goal is to raise $10,000 to spread this life-saving education throughout the United States. Donors may contribute online through www.100Reasons.org or www.FireSmoke.org. All contributions are tax deductible.
The public is invited to attend 100 Reasons on September 4, 2009 at Start Skydiving, Warren County Airport, Lebanon, Ohio. Joe's first skydive will occur between 7:00 a.m.- 7:30 a.m.
About the CPTC
The Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of fire service organizations, firefighters, and physicians. Through joint strategic initiatives to focus the required attention and resources on the issues, the CPTC aims to increase awareness about the risk of fire smoke cyanide exposure to improve early recognition and appropriate treatment for firefighters and EMS personnel. The CPTC has been on the cutting edge of fire smoke cyanide exposure and treatment protocols since 200
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