Everyone is now fully aware that Hydrogen Cyanide is a nasty bugger. It is present at the earliest stages of combustion, causes havoc with our mental and physical abilities and is a proven cause of firefighter death.
One of the prevailing solutions to resolving the Hydrogen Cyanide problem is to put detectors on those involved on the interior. My question is where are we going to place all the detectors for the various toxic, carcinogenic and ashpyxiating components of smoke that EVERYONE with a clue knows is present at every fire we go to these days?
Where does the Benzene detector go?
Where does the Phosgene detector go?
Is a PAH detector feasible?
And how effective are these detectors going to be getting banged around in the average fire?
Why trust more technology when we can simply follow the ROAM and not breathe the poisons in the first place?