Aug 2019 Offering

This course has been completed.

MERC019 - Chemical Suicide:Information for Emergency Responders
Date & Times
Aug 21, 2019 from 10 AM - 2 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

Joplin Public Safety Training Facility
5102 Swede Ln
Joplin, MO 64801
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
Dixon, Randy Mercy Hospital Joplin
eimer, Joshua Carl junction
HOUSH, MORGAN Carthage Fire Department
Jones, Kasie Joplin Emergency Communications Center
Kelley, Leigh Jasper / Joplin Emergency Management
Konarski, Cheryl Joplin Police Department
Linder, Kirk Carl Junction Police Department
Lunow, Dustin Joplin Fire Dept
Mazzocco, Chris SERVPRO of Carthage-Joplin
Melton, Donald City of Webb City
Myers, David Carthage Fire Dept
Williams, Roger Carthage Fire Dept