The HazMat Guys
Chemical Suicide by Ashpyxiation | By Todd Burton

Course Overview:

This specialized training course is designed for emergency responders to address and manage incidents involving asphyxiation suicide attempts effectively. The course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to recognize, assess, and safely intervene in these critical situations, prioritizing the safety and well-being of both the individual involved and the responders.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding Asphyxiation in the Context of Suicide: Comprehensive overview of asphyxiation methods commonly used in suicide attempts, including the physiological and psychological aspects.
  2. Recognition and Assessment: Training in quickly recognizing signs of asphyxiation and assessing the severity of the situation, with a focus on identifying immediate risks to the individual and responders.
  3. Safe and Effective Intervention: Techniques for safely intervening in asphyxiation scenarios, including methods for ensuring the individual’s and responders’ safety, and procedures for providing immediate care.
  4. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Discussion of the legal and ethical implications in responding to suicide attempts, with guidance on respecting the individual’s rights while ensuring public safety.
  5. Prevention and Awareness: Strategies for promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention, including recognizing warning signs and understanding the role of emergency responders in prevention efforts.


0.75 hours of Continuing education credits will be awarded upon successful completion.