Tear Gas & Pepper Spray Training Classes
Pepper Spray Training Near You in Los Angeles
If your job as a security professional requires you to carry Tear Gas, then as per the California penal code, you need to receive the appropriate training and be licensed to legally carry this chemical weapon on the job.
Tear Gas Course For Security Guards
Luna’s Training provides a course about the usage of this kind of spray for Security Professionals in California. Our course will take you through the following:
Basics of Carrying Tear Gas
Luna’s training security guard programs allow you to learn as many as the skills necessary to be effective security personnel. However, you may also want to take additional courses so that you can stay safer while on the job and obtain more work opportunities.
If you’ll be working in any situation where there’s a violence threat, you may want to complete a tear gas training in Los Angeles. In California, security guards are permitted to carry pepper spray, but there are important rules and regulations that you must adhere such as:
- Unless you have special classes and certification, You are not allowed to carry more than 2.5 oz of a gas canister.
- California Penal Code §12403.5 requires that an individual holding specific types of special licenses can buy, own, or carry any gas weapon if it’s used for defensive purposes only.
- Aside from having a license, you also need to enter and complete a full course on its usage which has been approved by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
This basic training is open not only for law enforcers who have taken or who already completed BSIS guard card programs but both civil agencies and the general public can experience this course.
Who is legally allowed to carry this weapon?
Notwithstanding any other law provisions, anyone may purchase, own, or use this chemical gas weapon for the prediction or release of this gas if this weapon is used solely for self-defense purposes. These are the basic requirements for anyone who wants to carry this gas weapon:
- It is LEGAL to purchase, possess, carry and ship to California
- Its canister must be less than 2.5 ounces
- The user must be at least 18 years old
- The user must not be addicted to narcotic substances
- The user must not have any convicted felony on record
- The weapon must be used only for self-defense
The Appropriate Situation to Use Tear Gas
This gas is a chemical weapon used across the globe by law enforcement like the military, to control riots and disperse crowds. These riot-control weapons are banned if used as a method of warfare by soldiers and military forces, but these are allowed for domestic police enforcement usage.
Military personnel, military drill sergeant, and security guards has reserved the right to use these riot-control weapons in other particular other situations, including hostage-rescue operations, counter-terrorism, noncombatant rescue operations outside the war zones, peacekeeping operations where the state receiving it has authorized the use of force, and military operations against the non-state actors initiating armed conflict.
One example is when police forces fire tear gas at Honduras protesters last April 26, 2019. The police fired this gas weapon to disperse thousands of protesters who gathered in the Honduras capital to protest against the plans to privatize the government’s health and education services. Police and military forces usually use this weapon to control large crowds.
Aside from the topics mentioned above, you will also learn the following topics and exercise throughout the course:
After this course, there will be an exam. You will be able to receive a license and certification to carry this kind of gas weapon upon passing.
How much is the training cost & how long would it take?
This gas weapon and pepper spray course costs $75 that includes a permit that will not expire. This is a 4 Hour Course. Check Luna’s Training Academy to get more information.
What can you get with our tear gas training?
Whether you’re a security guard or army drill sergeant who wants to get a license to carry a pepper spray or gas weapon on duty or you want to find a simple and effective way of self-defense, Luna’s Training is a company that provides basic training that can help you with pepper spray related courses.
Our course covers everything from the fundamentals of a gas chamber, how to use gas masks, how to effectively carry and use pepper spray and/or mace.
After completing this class and exercise, recruits will be able to:
- Understand the moral and legal issues related to the possession and usage of pepper spray and gas weapons
- Explain the different types of sprays such as CS, CN, and OC
- Properly carry, handle, store, and care for spray canisters,
- Effectively deploy gas weapon to deal with aggressive attackers,
- Recognize and learn how to treat the symptoms associated with being sprayed, and
- How to use a gas mask and how to properly decontaminate yourself and others after being sprayed.
A proper way of deploying a tear gas
Methods of deploying a gas weapon vary, but the irritant usually spread into the air and crowds as an element of an aerosol solution, smoke or explosive device. Aside from hand-thrown grenades and canisters, military enforcers, sgt, security guards, and police forces also use gas projectiles and mortars for use in riot guns, alongside such ordinance as rubber bullets. Vehicle dispersal devices and aircraft are also used by some. Personal ones are also deployed by spraying such as hand-held sprays and gas-emitting batons.
Can you die from tear gas?
Exposure to this weapon can cause a trademark set of symptoms: severe burning of the eyes, throat, mouth, and skin. Victims experience coughing, choking, and retching, while mucous and tears streaming uncontrollably from the nose, eyes, and throat. Some victims’ eyelids snap shut which will eventually lead to temporary blindness.
Back in 2013, reports and news from demonstrations in Egypt state that 37 people died of asphyxiation after a gas chemical was deployed into the vehicle that carried them in which there’s no open air. Since they’re not wearing gas masks, others have suffered from uncontrollable coughing, been blinded, maimed, or killed by this canisters shot from a very close range.
There are also reports on deaths caused by exposure to this gas in closed spaces. Pregnant women will suffer from miscarriages, and stillbirths after exposure to the chemicals without wearing any protective gear such as a gas mask.