02/24/10 304 W - + 4 - 9 Chemical Suicides and First Responder Safety

As comments to the prior posting indicated, Sunday's haz-mat incident in Cary was reportedly a chemical suicide, where arriving units found a vehicle with warning signs indicating the presence of hazardous material. Read WTVD story. So what's a chemical suicide, and what should responders be aware of?

Google finds these PowerPoint slides from the Wrongful Death & Injury Institute Inc., from a presentation given and/or sponsored by the Saline County Sheriff's Department in Marshall, Missouri. The content includes information from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control, Hazardous Materials / Homeland Security Bureau. Below is a summary of salient points found in the excellent presentation. Kudos to the author(s).

Chemical Suicides Warning Signs For Responders Notes For Dispatchers Notes For Responders

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