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Hands-on HazMat Drills – Stop the leak!

2 days 2 hours ago
A Hazardous Materials Response team may be faced with many challenges.  One of those challenges is stopping a dangerous chemical leak when no other options are available. The HazMat team going downrange in the hot zone to ‘stop that leak’ may face physically demanding and challenging manipulative tasks while also wearing hot, humid, and cumbersome […]
Phil Ambrose

Begin With The End In Mind Part 2: D.E.C.I.D.E.

3 days 9 hours ago
Beginning with the end in mind is nothing new, nor is it an original idea. The information shared with me falls along similar lines; only this time, the event is viewed as a motion picture. Because everyone learns differently, and while I may share an analogy or idea in certain terms, it may not hit the mark with everyone. Whereas if someone else can share the same thought or idea differently, it may be better understood.
Josh Fowler

A guide to the four levels of Hazardous Materials (HazMat) response

4 days 14 hours ago
Originally published on HazmatMag Hazardous materials that are mishandled, incorrectly transported or used with malicious intent, can pose a substantial risk to human health and the environment. How effectively hazardous materials (HazMat) incidents are managed and resolved hinges on the knowledge, training and skill of those charged with response. In this article we examine the […]
Kevin Cresswell

HazSim “making it real”

4 days 16 hours ago
HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the shoulder’ was NOT effective training.  This system uses NO hazardous materials and, although it may not look exactly like your front line meter, shows the important data which all […]
Phil Ambrose

The History of HazMat

6 days 23 hours ago
The history of hazardous materials goes back as far as man can imagine chemicals being in existence. We have come a long way over the years and have had many major events, developments and breakthroughs in technology to get us where we are today.
Michael Shedd

NTSB Offers Safety Recommendations After Dallas Girl Killed in 2018 Home Explosion

3 weeks 4 days ago
Originally published by NBCDFW Federal regulators revealed new natural gas safety recommendations just shy of three years since a deadly home explosion in Dallas killed a child. On the morning of Feb. 23, 2018, a video recorded by 12-year-old Linda ‘Michelita’ Rogers showed her up and excitedly getting ready for a cheerleading competition when disaster […]
Staff Writer

HFD responds to gas explosion at Houston Federation of Teachers building

3 weeks 4 days ago
Originally published by abc13 HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Fire Department is responding to a developing scene at the Houston Federation of Teacher’s building in southeast Houston. The building is located on the 2700 block of Sutherland Street. The president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, Zeph Capo, told ABC13 there was a gas […]
Staff Writer

Road reopened after hazmat crews respond to ‘large’ gas line break in Aurora

3 weeks 4 days ago
Originally published by FOX DENVER AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a natural gas line break in Aurora. According to Aurora Fire Rescue, the break occurred near the intersection of East 57th Avenue and North Dunkirk Street. The area is about 3 miles southwest of Denver International Airport. Residents in the immediate […]
Staff Writer

EPA Publishes 2019 Annual Toxics Release Inventory Report and Analysis

3 weeks 4 days ago
Originally published by EPA BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows that EPA and companies that manage chemicals continue to make progress in preventing pollution. The report shows that between 2018 and 2019 total releases of TRI chemicals decreased by 9 percent. For […]
Staff Writer

20-years since gas explosions, reflections on a scary time in Hutchinson

1 month 2 weeks ago
Originally published by SALINA POST HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Rex Buchanan, retired from the Kansas Geological Survey noted that several things all came together to allow for the gas explosions in the city of Hutchinson on January 17 and 18, 2001. “I looked at some of those old maps of Hutch in that process,” Buchanan said. […]
Staff Writer

Two hazardous material scenes near Creighton

1 month 2 weeks ago
Originally published by NEWS ON YOUR SIDE The Omaha Fire Department was working two hazardous material scenes Thursday night near the Creighton Campus. Few details were available immediately. The first scene was at Creighton University Davis Square, an on-campus apartment building at 20th & Burt. The other was at CHI Health Creighton University at 24th […]
Staff Writer

Large gas leak, ‘strong odor’ causes evacuation at Katy shopping center

1 month 2 weeks ago
Originally published by KHOU*11 Some businesses have been allowed to reopen, but nearby residents have been kept away from their homes as repairs are made. FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Firefighters and a HAZMAT team responded to a shopping center in the Katy area early Wednesday after reports of an odor and a gas leak. […]
Staff Writer

Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Carbon monoxide detectors sound alarms

1 month 2 weeks ago
Originally published by THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW The week of Jan. 4-10 was a fairly quiet one for crews with the Spokane Valley Fire Department, but there was one constant. Each week, including this week, typically includes calls from people reporting that their carbon monoxide detectors are sounding. What many people don’t realize is that carbon monoxide […]
Staff Writer

Del Rio Sector Agents Rescue Four From Confined Space Smuggling Attempt

1 month 3 weeks ago
Originally published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Eagle Pass South Station successfully ended a dangerous smuggling attempt, March 5. “This is the second smuggling attempt of this nature in as many days,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. […]
Staff Writer

Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6

3 months 1 week ago
Originally published by CTPost GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday and sent 11 others to the hospital, officials said. At least three of those injured at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville were reported in critical condition. Poultry plants rely on refrigeration […]
Staff Writer

5 dead, 7 hospitalized in suspected carbon monoxide leak in Italy

3 months 3 weeks ago
Originally published by XINHUA NET ROME, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Five people died and seven others were hospitalized in critical condition in what rescuers said was a probable case of carbon monoxide poisoning at a rest home near Rome, the Italian National Fire Department said Saturday. The rest home, called Villa Diamanti, is located in […]
Staff Writer

Photos: 500 pounds of meth, 9 pounds fentanyl, $450K, guns seized in South Carolina bust; 2 arrested

3 months 3 weeks ago
Originally published by NEWS13 CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – More than 500 pounds of methamphetamine was found during a South Carolina drug investigation. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced its largest methamphetamine seizures in the county’s history Friday. Investigators said officers from numerous local and federal agencies executed three search warrants on the properties close […]
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