Some vaccines pending approval need to be transported at low or ultra-low temperatures, around -109 degrees Fahrenheit. These vaccines will be transported and stored with dry ice, which presents several potential response concerns in the event of an accident or other related incident.
To understand the key response considerations around dry ice, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) released a White Paper on Dry Ice (Carbon Dioxide Response. The information for the fire service and EMS personnel on scene management, personnel safety, storage information, health hazards and patient management.
The IAFC encourages fire chiefs to review information related to dry ice safety. Take a moment to review this important information and ensure your personnel are ready for any potential emergencies. The following is link to the document that the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has developed and put out for review and consideration.