First Responders Take a Chemistry Lesson

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

Science is fun. Science that can save your life is even better and for first responders from several local agencies today was a training day to remember.

John Hall– "This is very important. What we are learning is chemistry so we will be able to use it for hazmat response."
Today's lesson focused on chemical spills and how gasses move. But this is not your typical science lesson.

Todd Skoglund with Signet North America says, "People learn by playing, you know, if you're three or 53 years old, if you are playing you are enjoying it you are going to learn something."
Aaron Luna– "Its just a graham cracker a frozen graham cracker, negative 320 degrees, that its. It should be fine right?

Skoglund– "Take something that you know is life and death in a lot of cases it's very very serious and it kinda puts a lighter twist on the training so you get the information and it still applies at two a.m."

Skoglund– "Especially here on the Western Slope we are seeing so much with the mining and the gas industries and such an influx of materials that we haven't seen in the past."

Now even though this looks like fun and games its important to know its not and to never try this without a professional present.


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