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    i remember for a while there was a hazmat joke floating around this forum and others on how to tell what the hazards is by the actions of the leo I'm wanting to pass it around my emt class since we have to go over the dot standards

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    car running and officer standing no hazard.

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    The standing joke around home was:

    If the canary yellow stripe (down the pant leg of RCMP officers) is vertical, all is good. If the canary yellow strip is horizontal ...
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    Our standing joke is similar to the above except the PD officer is known as a "blue canary".

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    We refer to the stripe on the pants leg of cops as the Copometer. If it's upright, things are good. If it's horizontal, things are bad.

    We also joke that if you arrive on scene and see the trooper, then you know the substance is not flammable nor corrosive because you can be sure he's already walked in it and put flares out.

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    Also something along the lines of...You can tell wind direction from the powder coming off the powdered donut. I forget how it was actually worded, though.

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    Here's one. The best tool a cop can use to maintain a safe distance is a powdered doughnut. If the officer can hold the doughnut at arms length and view the whole scene through the doughnut hole, he is a safe distance away.

    You can buy a pack of 6 miniature training aids at the gas station for $1.99.

    Why powdered doughnuts you ask? So the officer can tell which way the wind is blowing!

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    Oops, A little late with that one.---Matt

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    Have the guys look up "dihydrogen monoxide" in the NAERG...
    It will keep them occupied for a while....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Have the guys look up "dihydrogen monoxide" in the NAERG...
    It will keep them occupied for a while....
    lol...did that with one of our instructors. He started looking for it...then, after about 10 seconds, gave me a rather annoyed look and moved on.

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    DHMO.org is your #1 source for all information relating to Dihydrogen Monoxide.
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    THis is one of the Items I teach to New Haz Mat Techs

    COP-O-LOGICAL APPROACH TO HAZMAT




    OBSERVATION DEDUCTION

    1. Cop still standing Non-toxic
    2. Cop car still running Not oxygen deficient
    3. Paint still on cop car Non-corrosive
    4. Cop igniting road flares Non-flammable
    5. Cop unconscious Backup 50 feet upwind and erect a safety barrier
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCarpenter View Post
    THis is one of the Items I teach to New Haz Mat Techs

    COP-O-LOGICAL APPROACH TO HAZMAT
    I've use a similar training scenario for detecting / identifying haz-mats and refer to it as "The presence of cop-ological indicators."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmatt View Post
    Here's one. The best tool a cop can use to maintain a safe distance is a powdered doughnut. If the officer can hold the doughnut at arms length and view the whole scene through the doughnut hole, he is a safe distance away.
    You can buy a pack of 6 miniature training aids at the gas station for $1.99.
    Why powdered doughnuts you ask? So the officer can tell which way the wind is blowing!
    -----Matt
    I was told the "rule of thumb for hazmat scenes" was this:As your rig approaches the scene,the officer will hold out his thumb at arm's length.If he can see any part of the scene around the thumb from that distance,the rig is too close and much be repositioned for safety.

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    I think that's more EOD than H/M...but still a good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    I think that's more EOD than H/M...but still a good one
    Oh I dunno about that. I suspect that right after the bag goes PPOPPPPP, there would be a HAZMAT situation with the guy kneeling on the ground.

    I know I's sure hate to be the one who received his bomb suit for cleaning......
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    looking for a gag on haz mat
    I find if you open up a big canister storing Ammonia or similar gets everyone gagging pretty quick...
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    Same thing, a little different.

    How firefighter's identify a HAZMAT chemical using the Tri-COP-Scope Method:
    1. Officer standing/Car running: Not hazardous
    2. Officer unconscious/Car running: Toxic fumes
    3. Officer unconscious/Car stalled: Oxygen displacing chemical
    4. Officer/Car both melting: Acidic chemical
    5. Officer/Car on fire: Extremely flammable

    BTW, the "Rule of the Donut" doesn't work. They can't find a cop that can hold a donut at arm's length long enough to look through the hole.

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    Speaking of Dihydrogen Monoxide pranks. One that I like to do with Haz Mat Ops courses is bring in a plastic jar with the DHMO in it, in a box that has a plastic bag in the bottom of it. I fill it right before entering the class and ensure some spills on the sides so its wet. I ask a student to pick it up and pass it around and see how long it takes that its leaking, some have it on their hands, and that there is "DHMO" and "Highly Toxic if opened" label on it. Then you play the role with your other instructos and see who flips.

    I know it might be a little unethical but damn its fun with the right crowd. I've had a few fellow instructors whom use baby oil, it sticks to the outside of the plastic bottles better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt View Post
    "Boss,I don't think Jenkins should be defusing this one.His wife just left him and I don't think his mind's really on work today."

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    What's that line from another poster about if he sees a glowing monkey running away from a possibile hazmat scene then he's gonna follow that moneky?
    What you'll need is a monkey and a couple chemlite sticks.Take the monkey,crack the chemlite to start it and then cut it open.Pour the "juice"onto the monkey and let him go into the classroom.

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    Won't most hazmat make you gag? I shoulda paid more attention in ops.
    I am a highly trained professional and can find my :: expletive deleted:: with either hand in various light conditions.

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    We have always said cops standing acting normal that it is safe to approach the scene.

    Cops gagging or puking time for at least SCBA.

    Cops on the ground all 4 hoofs in the air see how fast that driver can do the reverse slalom.

    Maybe not quite as eloquent as some but hey we are rural folk around here.

    My favorite haz-may incident in training involved a release of "ethyl methyl nasty **** and sudden instant death".

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