Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 21:56:28 +0000 (UTC)
From: "SimonJ" <>
Subject: Re: EMT's - question for you

<> wrote in message news:3c1e0ffd$0$35568$ > Davo <> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > > (snip good stuff) > > > Having said all that, it seems like natural instinct for any well meaning > > bystander to render assistance in a fire/smoke situation aided by unlocked > > doors. Perhaps airbags save lives/injuries, but the incursion by helpers may > > subsequently disable patients??? I really don't think there's an answer to > > any of my thoughts other than public education?? > > Is it common knowledge that airbags are packed with a powder that can be > mistaken for smoke? I've known it so long, it's second-nature to me. > Some folks are pretty freaked out by it, and some aren't. Tastes nasty, > by the way, when you inhale it, but it's mostly cornstarch and/or talcum > powder. > > Not sure I have a solution for this one, though. > > Dave > > I cant see any reason to fill an airbag with powder, also given that airbags are inflated by an explosive device, seems quite likely that it is smoke.

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