Jun 2021 Offering

MERC019 - Chemical Suicide:Information for Emergency Responders
Date & Times
Jun 3, 2021 from 6PM - 9:30PM

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 (18 Open Seats)
Audrain Ambulance District
440 Kelly Parkway
Mexico, MO 65265
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
Avery, Travis Audrain Ambulance
Deener, Derek Audrain Ambulance District
Deener, Kate Audrain Ambulance District
Fields, Cy Monroe County Joint Communications
Fleming, Travis Mexico Public Safety Department
Friday, Bill Little Dixie Fire Protection District
GOODWIN, GRAEME Audrain Ambulance District
Kramer, Eli Audrain County Sheriff's Office
Loyd, Joshua Little Dixie Fire Protection District
Paniagua, Leonardo Audrain County Emergency Management
Tietsort, Nicholas Audrain County EMA
Woodson, Myron Mexico Public Safety