VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Vandalia fire department now has CO detectors on their medic first in bags.
They got the three new detectors thanks to a donation from Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home. The detectors are mounted to the medics bags to immediately let them know when there are hazardous materials in an environment.
“You take the lessons from the Troy incident, and other incidents we’ve responded to that we have found an environment where we have a gas leak or we have a CO leak,” said fire chief Chad Follick. “CO more importantly because its odorless and colorless. It lets the guys know that, that hazard is there. Where they would not have known before they had the devices on the bags.”
The fire chief says the had been working on getting the detectors for years, but this donation helped get them faster.