TITLE

LETHAL SECRET

AUTHOR(S)
McCampbell, Michael S.; Phillips, Sam
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the challenge posed by clandestine methamphetamine laboratories for firefighters, emergency medical personnel and other first responders. Data from the Inland Narcotics Clearing House on injuries sustained by firefighters responding to incidents involving the manufacture of methamphetamine; Hazardous chemicals used in methamphetamine manufacture; Emergency training and response for firefighters; Policy development among fire agencies.
ACCESSION #
15529059

 

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