The following links are to the files referenced by Dr. Walsh in his presentation on hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. These materials are made available to all who attended the Jackson Fire Expo and to those who are looking for more information about hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. The publications below offer a startling insight to the hidden dangers of cyanide in smoke.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the speaker for the Saturday AM session of the Jackson Fire Expo will be Donald W. Walsh, Ph.D., EMT-P. The subject will be the same as scheduled.
Donald W. Walsh, Ph.D., EMT-P
Dr. Donald W. Walsh has a vast array of experience from his 30-year Chicago Fire Department career, and continues his involvement at all levels in public safety. Since 1976, Dr. Walsh worked for the Chicago Fire Department’s Bureau of Operations where he has served as a Chief Officer and an Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner until his retirement in 2007. His public safety background includes being an Adjunct Faculty Member of the National Fire Academy under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and elected Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. Dr. Walsh’s extensive background in public safety and private industry has fostered new technologies and programs in the area of antiterrorism training, incident command, rescue equipment development, and disaster management response programs. His most recent research on fire smoke and cyanide treatments has been published in peer review and professional publications. In 2004, Dr. Walsh served as a subject matter expert for the United States Army and NASA on Fire Fighter safety issues in coordination with the US Fire Administration.
Dr. Walsh’s most recent publication, (The National Incident Management System Principles and Practices – Second Edition) was a collaboration of six national experts and authors in emergency management and public safety to produce the national resource education supplement instruction manual to meet the United States Department of Homeland Security NIMS mandated under Homeland Security Presidential Directive Five. Dr. Walsh is currently working on new fire safety technologies and research on the dangers of fire smoke, cyanide identification and treatments protocols, and antiterrorism preparedness programs related to cyanide weapons and disasters.