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Firefighter Down: Treating Our Own-Robert Conklin

This session focuses on rapid initiation of CPR on a firefighter who experiences a cardiac arrest while wearing full personal protective equipment and SCBA after the firefighter's removal from the immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) area. The program presents data on firefighter cardiac arrest, familiarization with PPE, steps to identify cardiac arrest in the firefighter, initiation of CPR and removal of PPE while maintaining minimal interruptions in chest compressions.

Learning Objectives:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of firefighter cardiac arrest rates and causes.

2. Recognize the parts of firefighter personal protective equipment.

3. Identify a firefighter in cardiac arrest with full PPE and SCBA.

4. Demonstrate the ability to remove a firefighter from full PPE while minimizing interruptions in chest compressions.


Creative Commons License : Fire Fighter Fatality Map. (2018, April 05). Retrieved August 2, 2018, from

Prevention, Recognition, and Response. (n.d.). Retrieved August 2, 2018, from

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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