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    We have been doing trainng for this, where people mix bleach and ammonia in an enclosed area. Very bad for rescuers. They can also make hydrogen sulfide very easily, so watch for that rotten egg smell. There is another lethal chemical out there, just wanted to alert you all, since this stuff is everywhere...

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

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    Got a department email about this today with some information. Had one recently one county over. Luckily the guy posted signs on his window to warn the responders.

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    Had one of these types of incidents down the road the first part of this week......

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/7233421/

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    Just had one a day or two ago in our county.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyRube View Post
    We have been doing trainng for this, where people mix bleach and ammonia in an enclosed area. Very bad for rescuers. They can also make hydrogen sulfide very easily, so watch for that rotten egg smell. There is another lethal chemical out there, just wanted to alert you all, since this stuff is everywhere...

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html
    That link never gets old.

    Several years ago we had a local radio station broadcast on April Fools Day all the hazards of DHMO, how many deaths it causes a year, and how all the water lines, lakes, ponds, and storm sewers in the metro area had been filled with it. Let's just say it caused quite the chaos by the public that had no idea what DHMO was

    The serious part of your post is a good heads up for people to think about though just the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyRube View Post
    We have been doing trainng for this, where people

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html
    That crap is everywhere where i live. So easy to get a hold of.

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    We ran one in a small single story house, the subject used so much different chemicals that the EMTs that went in to assist actually got sick and needed to be treated.

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    Pretty good thread going about this in the HazMat section...

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    At least if somebody is going to do this, put a list on the door of the **** they used. This type of suicide is something I've never heard of, let alone seen in my area. People still prefer firearms and a rope.

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    Couple of months back had a police officer in the area was telling me about finding several of these, over the last 6-months. Most of them either left notes or weren't found until well after decomp. set-in and the area was safe. I feel sorry for the guy, over 20yrs. law enforcement experience and has found more dead bodies then I ever want to hear about. With all the methods that he seen that he was telling me about it just makes you wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KanFireman View Post
    Couple of months back had a police officer in the area was telling me about finding several of these, over the last 6-months. Most of them either left notes or weren't found until well after decomp. set-in and the area was safe. I feel sorry for the guy, over 20yrs. law enforcement experience and has found more dead bodies then I ever want to hear about. With all the methods that he seen that he was telling me about it just makes you wonder.
    That would not be a fun thing to find at all. All the chemicals plus the decomposing body. I know of a time where an old widow just died in her house, with no health problems. She lived a relatively quiet life and only had visitors every once in awhile. Well visitors came a few days after she died, and it was during a hot and humid summer. Body already started decomposing, and to make a long story short, they ended up having to burn the house down to get rid of the smell.

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