Issue 9 and Volume 150.

“CLAN” LABS: A MODERN PROBLEM BY GREG FALKENTHAL The fire service has long been a passive spectator in the evolution of the drug culture in America. Our involvement, for the most part, has been confined to drug-related fires and the medical treatment of those who have chosen to make drugs a part of their lives. Our view of the war on drugs has been as a battle fought primarily by law enforcement. The negative side of this approach has been that the fire service, in many ways, has failed to keep current with “modern technology” as it pertains to the use and manufacture of illicit drugs. As is true in any situation, the most vulnerable are those who are unaware of a danger or who refuse to believe that a danger exists. Each drug poses its own set of risks. For the most part, this has been of concern to…

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