After the house fire on Northside Drive in Lander that claimed the life of one of the residents, the Lander Volunteer Fire Department is organizing a community education program for those who use personal home medical oxygen.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Wyoming Fire Marshals office, LVFD Chief Bobby Johnston shared. “We do know that personal home medical oxygen was in use at the time the fire broke out and was responsible for the speed at which the fire spread and for the intense heat of the fire.”
The program is meant to educate the community and reduce the risk of future tragedies where personal home medical oxygen is used. As part of the program, LVFD will assist in the distribution and installation of home oxygen firebreaks for those in need.
If you have questions about safety relating to home oxygen or any other topic, please don’t hesitate to call the Lander Fire hall at 307-332-2209 or email at [email protected].
You can read Chief Bobby Johnston’s full release here: LVFD Program Initiative
Chief Johnston also shared the below safety tips: