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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Using Home Oxygen Safely

What Everyone Needs to Know: When a Private Health Problem Becomes a Public Safety Threat 

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This FREE webinar is presented by the U.S. Fire Administration’s Prevention Advocacy Resources and Data Exchange (PARADE) Network which consists of fire marshals from across the country.

This webinar will explain the size, scope and the physics of the fire problem involving home use of medical oxygen using examples from Arizona and Massachusetts. We will explore the process the Massachusetts Office of the State Fire Marshal went through to develop a task force to address the issue of fires involving home oxygen and create a public awareness campaign. Like juvenile firesetting, this issue requires a multi-disciplinary approach and understanding what other groups can and cannot bring to the table is key. The result is a statewide public awareness campaign for patients, families, physicians, home visitors, medical equipment companies, elder service workers, and first responders to establish a knowledge baseline that was lacking.

The webinar will also discuss a case study review of a fatal working residential fire in a Scottsdale, AZ home that was protected with an automatic sprinkler system.  This October 2001 fire, and the associated outcome, was impacted by a resident and his home oxygen system

To learn more about this topic, please register for this webinar.

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Title:Using Home Oxygen Safely- What Everyone Needs to Know: When a Private Health Problem Becomes a Public Safety Threat

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

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Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
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