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How to Understand the Biological Weapons Threat: Part 4

4 weeks 1 day ago
By Kevin Ryan Hazmat responders had to adapt and overcome the biological threat in response to the events of September 11, 2001. More than 20 years later, the words virus, bacteria and toxin are a part of every hazmat tech’s vocabulary and training material. New equipment and procedures allow for a reasonably rapid determination of the […]
Kevin Ryan

Authors Discuss how Hazmat Textbook Updates Tackle Modern Threats

1 month 1 week ago
Greg Noll and Mike Hildebrand teamed up again to update “Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident 5th Edition” that was released earlier this year. While they may be humble about their contributions to the hazmat world, most of us recognize them for the rock stars they are. For those unfamiliar with Hildebrand and Noll, here’s their […]
Phil Ambrose

How to Understand the Biological Weapons Threat: Part 3

1 month 3 weeks ago
By Kevin Ryan September 2001 presented a new threat that had to be learned from the ground up. Very little knowledge in the emergency response world focused on these types of threats. New techniques, equipment, methods and training had to be developed to respond to these “white powders,” We are seeing the same evolution with […]
Kevin Ryan

PHMSA 2022 Hazardous Materials RD&T Forum Next Week

2 months 1 week ago
PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will hold a public Research, Development & Technology Forum December 1. This event will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to spotlight the PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials RD&T Program’s research projects, highlight new project plans and program strategies, and obtain stakeholder […]
Phil Ambrose

Do These 5 Things to be a Better Hazmat Instructor

2 months 3 weeks ago
By Rick Markley Berrien County, Michigan recently hosted an invitation-only educational symposium for fire service instructors. And while the topics were not geared specifically for hazmat instruction, many of the key lessons have carryover to hazmat training. Joe Knitter is a retired fire chief from Wisconsin who has nearly two decades of teaching fire service […]
Rick Markley
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