The Standards for Managing Exposure to Significant Carbon Monoxide Emissions

These Standard provide direction for all agencies responding to large, extended or complex fires that produce significant levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in the outdoor environment. These may include but are not limited to fires in coal mines, peat bogs, landfill sites or large mulch piles. A large, extended or complex fire may exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Risk to firefighter and emergency responder health
  • Impact on communities
  • Scale, scope and complexity
  • Significant carbon monoxide emissions.



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