Feb 2020 Offering

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MERC019 - Chemical Suicide:Information for Emergency Responders
Date & Times
Feb 19, 2020 from 12:30 PM - 4 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 (10 Open Seats)
Lee's Summit Police Training Facility
10 NE Tudor Raod
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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
Allen, Sara Missouri Emergency Response Commission
Davis, Jami City of Lee's Summit - Fire Dept
Eden, James Lee's Summit Fire Department
Ferretti, Gina Greenwood Police Department
Fornal, Eric Lee's Summit Fire Department
Grosskreutz, Laura Miami County Sheriff's Office
Harris, Kimberly City of Lee's Summit Fire Department
Hofstetter, Clark Lees Summit Fire Department
Hughes, Sandra City of Lee's Summit
Johnson, Jessica Jackson County Sheriff's Office
Manley, Daniel City of Lee's Summit
Marchant-Lucas, Kimberly CJCEMA CERT
Ryan, Shawn Independence Fire Department
Schurder, Timothy Lee's Summit Fire Department
Thornburg, Joe Wellington-Napoleon FPD
Tuala, Kia Lee's Summit Fire Department
Watters, Jeremy City Of Independence- Fire Department
Watts, Paul Raytown CERT
Wynn, Susan Jackson County Sheriff's Office