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Masimo and the International Association of Fire Chiefs Launch Nationwide Health & Safety Program to Reduce Firefighter Death and Injury
Date:8/18/2009

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) jointly announce a new health and safety program designed to help fire departments across the nation implement new rehabilitation and medical monitoring standards to reduce the duty-related health hazards that claim the lives of hundreds of the nation's firefighters each year. The IAFC Firefighter Rehabilitation and Medical Monitoring Program provides the tools, training and resources fire departments need to put new national standards into practice.

Numerous published studies have shown that heart damage resulting from CO poisoning is a frequent and significant predictor of mortality, requiring appropriate screening for the detection of such injuries.(1-4) Last year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revised its national codes and standards for Section 1584, "Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises," to include the routine use of CO screening.

"Evidence shows that mortality and morbidity increase following CO exposure, which is the most commonly encountered contaminant found in environmental studies of firefighters," stated Mike McEvoy, EMS Director for the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. "However, a significant number of these injuries and deaths are preventable, simply through the implementation of careful medical monitoring and thorough rehabilitation efforts."

The new IAFC Firefighter Rehabilitation and Medical Monitoring Program, jointly developed and sponsored by Masimo and the IAFC, addresses vital occupational health and safety ha
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