Cyanide poisoning is a high risk to victims and emergency responders to fire incidents. Hydrogen cyanide, as well as other toxins, are released as byproducts of combustion in smoke. Cyanide causes asphyxiation by displacing oxygen.
The Cyanokit is a product approved for use in the United States for paramedic administration to known or suspected cyanide poisoning victims. Rick Russoti, author of the Mitigation Journal, recently brought this video about the Cyanokit to my attention. To learn more about the Cyanokit watch this short video and visit the Cyanokit website.
Visit Cyanokit website to learn more about indications and administration.