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Statewide initiative tackles medical oxygen fire deaths


January 23, 2020

Over the last year, more than half the deaths caused by fires in residential structures in Wyoming have taken place in homes that use medical oxygen. The Wyoming Community Risk Reduction Initiative, otherwise known as 307 CRR, is looking to combat this problem and “get ahead of the call” in a new initiative for Community Risk Reduction Week.

“At the state fire marshal’s conference, the group from the fire marshal’s office and a number of fire departments…set up a program for community risk reduction,” says Sundance Fire Marshal Chris Tomford, who is spearheading the project in...

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