Green Bay – Carbon Monoxide Incident 11-30-16

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From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert

Incident Details

 

Incident Date:  11/30/2016                                                                

Incident Type: Carbon Monoxide Incident

Incident Address: 2437 Deer Trail

Incident Time:  01:56

Incident Description: High levels of carbon monoxide in a single family residence

Cause of Fire: Under Investigation 

Origin of Fire:  Unknown

Estimated Dollar Loss: 0

Injuries: 3 residents being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

Number of People Displaced: 5 temporarily 

 

 

Additional Information:  GBMFD crews were dispatched at 1:56 AM this morning to 2437 Deer Trail for a sick child. Upon entering the residence and beginning assessment of the patient, a Carbon Monoxide monitor attached to the crews EMS gear bag began to alarm. Upon investigation crews found extremely high levels in excess of 1000 ppm of carbon monoxide in the home. A second child in the home was also found to be unconscious. The home was evacuated and the patients rapidly transported to ABMC for treatment. In all three people were treated for elevated levels of carbon monoxide, two of which were transferred to an Appleton hospital for additional treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. The home was ventilated and the investigation into the cause of the elevated levels of carbon monoxide is under investigation. A carbon monoxide alarm in the home was found to inoperable and well past its expiration date. GBMFD crews were assisted on the scene by personnel from the GBPD and WPS. GBMFD would like to remind everyone to test their co and smoke alarms regularly and recommend having a co monitor on each level of your home.

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