Please see the note and document below for important recall information:
The Bureau was recently advised of an explosion and fire caused by an FDA recalled aluminum regulator on a portable tank while an ambulance was transferring the patient to a hospital emergency room on Sunday in the lower Hudson Valley near the CT border. The attached release from the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) from the middle to late 1990’s but still valid today details the recall. We expect that most agencies use brass regulators, but have been informed that some EMS agencies may still have some of the aluminum regulators in use. Please check your devices and share this email and attachments with local/regional EMS.
Daniel J. Clayton, BS, EMT-P
Deputy Chief, Operations Branch