The class was designed for first responders who come into contact with people suspected of taking synthetic drugs - and teaching them how they should react.
"We're trained to just hog-tie them, contain them so they don't hurt anyone else. But if its the wrong process, then actually what happens is they're not able to breathe correctly, they're not able to get the right blood flow, renal failure occurs, so it's about giving them the idea and tools so they can prevent somebody from dying in custody," says Jackie Long, Homeland Security guest lecturer.
Long says many of the chemical compounds they see were developed in Europe as potential pain medication. He says they were designed to be used in research but when used on the street, people are playing with "chemical fire."