This article and links are a history to past harm of public safety employees exposed to methamphetamine labs. Also great links to help those effected and contact numbers for treatment.
May God Bless All who suffer from and have died due to exposure!
84 UTAH COPS sick and dieing from Meth Lab exposures
Many still suffer, some gave their lives to protect and serve us.
Currently there are at least 84 known victims of meth lab exposure most of them police officers, fire and other first responders.
The worst part is they have mostly been abandoned by the system that they sometimes gave their lives to serve and protect.
I will not forget them.
UTAH Police Suffer from Meth Lab Exposure
THE LAW SUIT
The study. Does anyone know if anything was ever found out, or was it swept under the rug?
DID THE STATE TAKE RESPONSIBILTY for those who protect and serve all of us?
Something Killing Cops Part three
Utah Police Suffer from Meth Lab Exposure
A governmental perspective response to online forum
Some Have given their lives, many have suffered. I HAVE NOT Forgotten. Amen.
My prayers go out to the families and coworkers. This is a saga which unfortunately has not ended.
May this saga not continue across America with the Meth Pandemic.
The need to deal with Meth lab Exposure case histories
February Power Series Raises
Meth Issue Awareness
VCPI looks forward to Street Gang Awareness Power Series in June
BY ADAM BRACEY, VCPI LEAD INSTRUCTOR
NOTES FROM THE CLASSROOM
VCPI STARTED OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH ANOTHER
POWER SERIES SUCCESS,
Combating the Methamphetamine Crisis, held on February 7th
in Radford, Virginia. Co
Instructors Sergeant Jim Gerhardt of the Thornton, Colorado
Sheriff’s Office and retired Sergeant Nicola Erb,shared their
practical experience and knowledge gained through years of
investigating clandestine methamphetamine laboratories. They
coupled that experience and knowledge with findings from
studies that they have been involved with evaluating the effects of
exposure to meth labs.
Both Jim and Nicola have done extensive work with the
National Jewish Medical Research Center studying the effects of
exposure to meth labs as well as working toward implementing
the Drug Endangered Children’s program in Colorado (visit
www.nationaldec.org for more information).
The broad scope of both instructors helped to bring Virginia’s
law enforcement professions up to date on meth lab investiga-
tion, the inherent dangers associated with labs, the impact of
meth on victims, and proactive measures to help them.
VCPIrecognizes the growing threat that methamphetamine
poses to our communities and the need for additional, specialized
training. We are constantly striving to bring to you quality
training on the most relevant and pressing topics facing law
Visit our website www.vcpionline.org for futurePower Series
events addressing contemporary policing issues in Virginia.
Registration has already begun for VCPI’s next Power Series,
Street Gang Awareness for Law Enforcement and Educators:
Working Together to Prevent Violence, presented by Dr.Al Valdez
on June 29, 2006.
UTAH Wedding Fundraiser for cops exposed in Meth Labs Donations Needed!
Couple raises money to help officers exposed to meth labs
January 14th, 2008 @ 4:15pm
Courtney Orton reporting
When a bride and groom tied the knot in December, they asked wedding guests to skip the gifts and, instead, donate money to help officers who have been exposed to dangerous meth labs.
The couple came up with the idea when the groom's good friend and fellow police officer died two years ago. The groom believed the death was related to his friend's exposure to chemicals while breaking up more than 150 meth labs. To date, the couple has raised more than $10,000.
Stan and Tammy Egan say the gifts keep coming in. The money raised goes directly to officers waiting to get treatment, as well as to the families of those who have died from meth exposure.
The couple tied the knot one month ago today. It was a traditional Irish wedding but with an untraditional cause. Tammy said, "The good thing is to hear what it has meant to the officers, that they are not forgotten, and that it did mean something to them. Our goal was achieved, we gave them an opportunity to come and celebrate. We had a wonderful time at the wedding. We had no idea that it would turn into something like this. The attention is surprising. It's amazing."
The Egans received their first wedding gift before the wedding: a $5,000 check. Now with a total of more than $10,000, the ball keeps rolling. Stan said, "We expected it to be the end of it, and then another person picks up the ball."
Santaquin City Council member Martin Green heard what Stan and Tammy were doing and wanted to help. He raised $850. "These police officers put their lives on the line every day for us here in Utah. Some way, small as it is, to help repay them for what they do as citizens," said Green.
Stan says there is a critical window of time exposed officers have to get the help they need. He hopes the money they've raised so far will help brighten the futures of struggling officers the way Tammy has his in their first month as husband and wife. "We made it a month. No one thought it would last this long. We've done very well," Stan said.
Tammy agrees. She said, "We're very happy. It's been a great time. We've had a lot of fun. It's nice to be happy, and it's nice to be able to share that happiness with others." For more information on the detoxification project or what you can do to help, go to the related links.
Assistance for those effected by meth lab exposure:
Never Forget the members of public safety who have died and continue to suffer from past meth lab exposure!