On Saturday, June 18, 2022, at approximately 1:20 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 46000 block of Pembrooke Street in Lexington Park, for the Carbon Monoxide alarm with no symptoms. Upon arrival of Engine 32 with 4 personnel, firefighters located two patients with symptoms, with one patient being semi-conscious. The incident was upgraded to a CO alarm with symptoms, bringing firefighters from NAS Patuxent River and emergency medical personnel to the scene. Firefighters entered the residence and discovered readings of 80 ppm on the first floor, and over 40 ppm on the second floor of the residence. Health effects and symptoms from Carbon Monoxide (CO) are based on the different levels and length of exposure as well as the patients age and health condition. The concentration of CO is measured in parts per million (ppm). The exposure of CO in the range from 1 to 70 ppm are uncertain but most people will not experience any noticeable symptoms. As the level of CO rises, and remains above 70 ppm, symptoms become more noticeable and patients may have headaches, fatigue, and nausea. As CO levels increase even more to above 150 to 200 ppm, the concentration […]
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