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Does anyone have any knowledge of circumstances where buddy breathing was used at an actual fire?

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Comment by Charley Cashen on July 16, 2009 at 8:00pm
We used it on the scene of a large warehouse fire on December 18, 1999. Things went shitty all at once and we had been walking around inside of the structure without wearing face pieces. Live smoke and CO claimed the life of a dear friend John Tvedten ( the forgotten one of the Dec. 1999 LODD). Several others were caught inside as the thermal balance was disrupted by a street pipe rolled over and hit the hot smoke on the ceiling. It drop so fast taking visability from limited to non existent. Brothers were helping brothers as we learned all too well of a low volume /high risk fire. It's not that NIOSH doesn't endorse it NFPA doesn't endorse it and NIOSH will investigate all LODD and recommend don't do it. From our tragic loss we developed a system we call Kansas City L.A.S.T. ( large area search team) dedicated to John so we would never lose another friend to a large area fire. My name is Charley Cashen and I can be reached
Comment by Barry Aptt on May 8, 2009 at 8:25am
Never have I ever seen it used. I also think NIOSH does not endorse it.
Comment by Eric Hankins on May 7, 2009 at 11:07am
Never seen it anywhere other than the fireground Frank

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