10-24-11•Types of hostile environmentsoPhysical (car, construction site)oChemical (CO, fire)oBiological (TB)•Personnel hostile environments: war, mob crowds, personal confrontations, suspect at large•When you arrive consult the police officers about scene safety•Traffic accident issues: chance of explosion, sharp edges and bumps, glass, secondary fires, weather conditions, surrounding traffic •Investigating explosive fatalities: unexploded munitions, white phosphorus, falres and smoke bombs, delayed detonating bombs•Environmental disasters: heat wave•Physical hazards: weapons (usually turned over to police)•Chemical hazards: gases and chemicals during fires, CO and cyanide (burning of plastic)•Lividity is cherry pink? CO, cyanide, or hypothermia (cold)•Bio hazards: needles, blood exposures•Some chemical hazards you may need to contact HAZ/MAT team or Poison Center•You can’t move the tape on scene but you can ask the police officers to do so•
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The Police, Phosphorus, Every Breath You Take