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The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters
Date:7/23/2009

fire fighters safe from the dangers of CO poisoning.

Joe E. Kiani, Chairman and CEO of Masimo, stated, "Fire fighters, within their normal course of work, are routinely exposed to dangerous levels of CO and bear the largest risks to their own health and safety. We are happy to partner with the IAFF and Mr. Mantooth to introduce this special CO education and outreach campaign to save the lives and preserve the health of all fire fighters from the potentially life-threatening effects of CO."

(1) Bledsoe, BE: "The Perils of CO" FireRescue Magazine. September 2005.

(2) Jakubowski, G. The Invisible Incidents: How to respond to CO alarms. FireRescue Magazine. 22(11):52-55, 2004.

(3) Bledsoe, BE. "The Dangers of CO: Understanding Cardiovascular Risks to Responders from CO Exposure." Journal of Emergency Medical Service. 32:54-59, 2007.

(4) Hampson, NB et al. "Increased long term mortality among survivors of acute carbon monoxide poisoning." Crit Care Med. 2009; 37(6): 1941-47.

(5) Hampson, NB, et al: "Carboxyhemoglobin levels in carbon monoxide poisoning: do they correlate with the clinical picture?" American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 26:665-669, 2008.

About IAFF

The International Association of Fire Fighters is a member driven union -- for fire fighters, by fire fighters -- representing more than 295,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation's population. With one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, IAFF serves as the primary advocate for providing fire fighters and paramedics with the tools they need to perform their jobs and is the driving force behind nearly every advance within the fire and emergency services for the past 90 years. With more than 3,200 affiliates protecting communities in every state of the United States and in Canada, the IAFF has established profe
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