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AUC 353 CHEMICAL SUICIDE INCIDENTS

WHAT ARE THE 4 HAZARDS OR THREATS TO FIRST RESPONDERS WHEN DEALING WITH CHEMICAL SUICIDE INCIDENTS? (FIBS)

FLAMMABILITY
INHALATION (PRIMARY THREAT)
BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS
SKIN ABSORPTION

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AUC 353 CHEMICAL SUICIDE INCIDENTS

YOU ARRIVE ON SCENE TO FIND A MAN WHO APPEARS TO BE SLEEPING HAS LOCKED HIMSELF IN HIS CAR, YOU ALSO NOTICED THAT HE HAS SEALED ALL HIS CAR WINDOWS. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION YOU SEE A WHITE BUCKET IN BETWEEN HIS LEGS, THE MAN IS WEARING GLOVES AND GOOGLES, HIS FACE IS RED IN COLOR YOU IMMEDIATELY DEDUCE THAT THIS MAN IS ATTEMPTING TO COMMITT CHEMICAL SUICIDE, WHAT CODE DO YOU TRANSMIT?

10-80 CODE 1

ENSURE THE RESPONSE OF NYPD

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TRUE/FALSE

AT CHEMICAL SUICIDE EMERGENCIES, MEMBERS ENTER THE SCENE AND SHOULD NOT VENT THE AREA UNTIL THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

FALSE

++Ventilate vehicle or occupancy prior to entering.++

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E287 RESPONDS 1ST DUE TO A CHEMICAL SUICIDE INCIDENT, LT TIERNERY HAD HIS MEMBERS STRETCH A LINE PRIMARILY TO BE USED FOR VENTING, IS THIS THE CORRECT USE OF THIS HOSE.?

NO

++Stretch a charged hoseline with attached fog nozzle, primarily for decontamination; the line can also be used for vapor dispersal and fire suppression in case of ignition or explosion.++

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L136 RESPONDED TO A CHEMICAL SUICIDE EMERGENCY, THE MEMBERS CONDUCTED A SCENE SURVEY, DONNED FULL PPE & SCBA AND VENTED PRIOR TO ENTRY. FF MULLHALL OBSERVED A CONTAINER NEAR THE VICTIMS LEGS, SO HE TOOK THE CONTAINER AND BROUGHT IT OUTSIDE TO CREATE A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT. DID HE OPERATE AS PER FDNY S.O.P.?

NO

++Avoid disturbing the container, generally found in a bucket, as it may increase chemical mixing and poisonous gas emissions.++

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AUC 353 CHEMICAL SUICIDE INCIDENTS

WHAT ARE FIRE OPERATIONS AT A CHEMICAL SUICIDE INCIDENT?

- CONDUCT SCENE SURVEY
- DON FULL PPE & SCBA
- MINIMIZE PERSONNEL EXPOSURE
- STRETCH A CHARGED HOSELINE W/FOG NOZZLE FOR DECON
- VENTILATE VEHICLE/OCCUPANCY B4 ENTER
- AVOID DISTURBING CONTAINER
- REMOVE PATIENT FROM HAZARD ENVIRONMENT CHECK FOR RESPONSIVENESS
- PROVIDE PATIENT CARE - REMOVE CLOTHING AND FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER
- WHEN AVAILABLE USE METERS

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