Suicide Bags Pose Threat for First Responders

Suicide or “exit” bags are quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of Euthanasia worldwide. EMS units are starting to encounter these devices on EMS emergencies. First responders need to be aware of dangers associated with suicide bags, such as oxygen displacement that causes a hazardous atmosphere for responders. Click here to view a presentation about suicide bags and their dangers to EMS responders by Robert Meuser for the FDNY Center for Terrorism & Disaster Preparedness.