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    Had our chemical agent day yesterday. I thought the OC would be a discomfort with watery eyes, itchy throat and runny nose. Boy was I wrong!

  • #2
    Hanging snot boogers!!!
    This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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    • #3
      You're lucky it's a warm day out and that a warm shower isn't needed.

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      • #4
        yep, its bad. What'd you use to wash it off with?

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        • #5
          I used some baby shampoo/dawn mix. I dont think it helped. I was so blinded though, I didnt know what I was doing.

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          • #6
            "Dawn' dishwashing soap worked well for some of the guys in my Academy.

            I hate when 10-16's ask me to spray water on their faces after we OC them. It only makes it worse. Then that stuff runs down to there laps and burns the hell out of their privates.
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            • #7
              Fun stuff. Going for tacos afterwards? You already had the "hot sauce"...

              I remember they made me cover my right eye with one hand while they liberally doused my left eye. It stung like a mother. Two of the instructors rushed me over to the water hose and sprayed me liberally. Made it WORSE. Then I did as I was instructed to try and force open the eye. It ended up contaminating my one good eye, so now both were outta commission (because the OC was all over my right hand). Then I got yelled at by my TO for not forcing my eyeball open. When he realized that both of my hands got contaminated, they (TOs and instructors) all had a good laugh.

              The CS wasn't as bad as the OC IMHO, but I did enter the gas house as it was dying out. They asked if anyone wanted to go again because they had like 8 canisters to get rid of.

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              • #8
                i remember one of my classmate brought a gal of milk for OC day. haha
                Last edited by cdakusa; 09-28-2009, 03:44 PM. Reason: edited
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                • #9
                  Milk works! It bonds with the OC and actually washes it off your body...water just moves it around. I got OC'd by a suspect and FD gave me milk

                  It didnt burn while I was fighting but after the adrenaline wore off.....F***!!!!

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                  • #10
                    We had ours two weeks ago, but they didn't give us anything to rinse it off with.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LAschoolCop View Post
                      Milk works! It bonds with the OC and actually washes it off your body...water just moves it around. I got OC'd by a suspect and FD gave me milk

                      It didnt burn while I was fighting but after the adrenaline wore off.....F***!!!!
                      The scientist in me agrees with this post. Milk is by far the best way to quell the burn. Sadly when I went through OC I didn't have any milk near me.
                      "Officer, you are kinda hot."

                      "And you are kinda intoxicated."

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                      • #12
                        Did you get to experience CS gas as well?

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                        • #13
                          I thought about bringing milk, but I had no where to store it. I didnt want to pour warm rotten milk on myself!

                          We had CN and CS afterward. The CN made my nose and face burn , The CS was way worse than the CN. Coughed like a mad man.

                          Niether was as bad as the pepper though.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ReserveRod View Post
                            Had our chemical agent day yesterday. I thought the OC would be a discomfort with watery eyes, itchy throat and runny nose. Boy was I wrong!
                            Orange County is not that bad...I've only been there a couple times but I did not have any of those problems.....You probably went to Santa Ana?

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                            • #15
                              What percentage is LE grade? In the Corps was hit with OC (10%) twice and the foam once. Did CS every year...which was breath of fresh air (pun intended) compared to OC.
                              "Against the machinations of your enemies you can take defense, but against the stupidity of fools, the very gods themselves fight in vain" ~ Johann C.F. Von Schiller


                              "Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck."
                              --Thomas Jefferson

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