We must ask "WHY?"

We must ask "WHY?"



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WHO thought about smoking 'Bath salts'??!!

My work email had a dept wide advisory. I thought it should be repeated here and got permission. Here it is:
"From: Alan Klapat
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 9:09 AM
Subject: Bath Salts

Wilkes-Barre City Fire/EMS has had it's first known call involving the use of "bath salts" as a stimulant. The active ingredients of the salts are methylenedioxypyrovalerone or mephedrone and are being sold at places such as "head shops"and convenience stores . These bath salts have designer names and are packaged to be very appealing to young people. They are being snorted or smoked and may cause paranoia, fighting, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and physical effects such as hypertension and rapid heartbeat. Although some of the effects may mimic cocaine or methamphetamine use, the use of these bath salts can lead to destructive behaviour, serious illness and death over a very short period of time. If dispatch information suggests the use of bath salts or once you arrive on scene and determine bath salts were smoked or snorted proceed with caution and consider requesting police if they are not already on scene.

Captain Alan F. Klapat CFI
Training Officer/Fire Inspector/Investigator
City of Wilkes-Barre Bureau of Fire
20-22 East Ross Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18701"

All I want to know is WHAT MORON FIRST THOUGHT OF THIS ONE? And why would anyone with 2 IQ points try this? Some people need to be slapped on the head.... HARD.

Dan Emplit WBFD


  1. I wrote about these “Bath Salts’ on my Blog in October. This synthetic like cocaine has been rampant in the United Kingdom for years, and was only recently banned after deaths were reported. Through studies by the FDA they are just as physically and psychologically addictive as illegal street drugs. Parents beware.

  2. It's sad that people have to resort to such tactics. Is life really that bad for these people to be snorting bath salts?

  3. Charlotte I read that back I October and it slipped my mind. To make amends (and increase awareness) The first line of todays post will be a link to that post.