Jun 2019 Offering

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MERC019 - Chemical Suicide:Information for Emergency Responders
Date & Times
Jun 14, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Missouri Emergency Response Commission has developed Chemical Suicide: Information for Emergency Responders. Chemical Suicides have taken place in Missouri and continue to grow in numbers across the United States. This method of suicide has grown rapidly in Japan since 2007 and experts agree that it will continue to grow here in the U.S. over the next several years. This form of suicide creates some very dangerous hazards for the emergency responder due to the highly toxic gasses that are created.

This three and one-half hour classroom course will provide background on the history of Chemical Suicide in Japan and the US. It will provide a detailed look at the chemicals most commonly used during Chemical Suicide, their effect on the victim and precautions the responder should take to protect themselves during the response. This course will also provide several case studies of Chemical Suicides within the United States. And finally, we will discuss basic emergency response practices that you as a responder should take into consideration when faced with a Chemical Suicide response.

This course is POST approved with 3.5 hours of Technical Studies CEUs.
This course provides 3.5 hours of BEMS elective CEUs.
This course provides CEUs for recertification in Division of Fire Safety Hazmat Technician and fire Investigator certifications.
Due to the subject matter of this course we suggest that participants are 18 or older

Max Attendance
30 (6 Open Seats)
Ava/Douglas Emergency Management Training Center
307 SE 2nd Avenue
Ava, MO 65608
POST Approved
POST Control #
Technical Studies
Skill Development
Target Audiences
Open To The Public
None Set

Course Roster

Course registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Barnhart, Alisa Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Dept
Barnhart, Lisa Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Dept
Barnhart, Ray Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Dept
Bernecker, Joseph Gainesville Volunteer Fire Dept
Bishop, Stacy EDCVFD
Browning, William Squires Volunteer Fire Department
Cobb, James Ava Rural Fire Department
Crouch, Hunter Missouri State University
Crouch, Pam Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Dept
Fourman, Deron Ava Rural Fire/Douglas EMA
Johnson, Terrell Skyline
MAGGARD, DANNY Ava / Douglas County Emergency Management
McFarlin, Brian Ava Rural Fire
McFarlin, Heather Ava Rural Fire Department
Mcfarlin, Katlyn Ava rural fire
Peat, Robert Caney Mountain Volunteer Fire Department
piland, davina ozark county emergency management
Piland, Elvin Caney Mountain Fire Department
Piland, Kevin ozark county emergency management
Pogue, Eddie Caney mountain fire department
Richardson, Austin canney mountain vfd
Sams, Michael Ava Redi Mix
Sams, Tony EDCVFD
Veldkamp, Travis Squires Volunteer Fire Department