Presentation on theme: "Once mixed, the chemicals produce heat and a flammable, noxious gas that causes the subject to pass out and the heart to stop within minutes. Mixing two."— Presentation transcript:
Once mixed, the chemicals produce heat and a flammable, noxious gas that causes the subject to pass out and the heart to stop within minutes. Mixing two chemicals bought over the counter. Bonide, a sulfur spray used as an insecticide for fruit trees and hydrochloric (muriatic) acid. A new way to commit suicide
23 Year Old Man Commits Suicide with Chemicals inside 2003 VW Bug The VW Bug parked in a California parking lot. Note the attached letter on the drivers side window. Thankfully this note alerted the fire department before they entered the car. A new way to commit suicide
Fire Department members in full PPE inspecting and photographing the incident prior to the Hazmat teams arrival.
A new way to commit suicide The Hazmat team opened the car after the area had been evacuated.
A new way to commit suicide How should you respond or recognize this type of incident? Survey the scene Does the scene look routine? Do you see anything unusual? (A note on the window, containers inside the vehicle, taped windows or vents). Is the scene safe? Establish a Hot Zone. Wear the appropriate PPE. Develop an Incident Action Plan (IAP) Call for additional resources. (Hazmat team, Police department, etc.)
A new way to commit suicide Be aware of this new way to commit suicide and dont become a victim. Expect the Unexpected Good luck and be Safe Presentation by: TRK Use common sense and Survey the scene This type of scenario is also a crime scene and must be treated as such.