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How to Understand the Biological Weapons Threat: Part 2

1 month 1 week ago
This is the second of a three-part series on biological weapons response for hazmat teams By Kevin Ryan Part I of this series focused on defining biological weapons, understanding their threat levels and lab safety as well as getting some quick history of these weapons. The next step is to recognize when an attack is […]
Kevin Ryan

How to Understand the Biological Weapons Threat

1 month 2 weeks ago
This is the first of a three-part series examining the threat biological weapons pose to hazmat teams By Kevin Ryan Biological weapons continue to be a threat in the United States and abroad. They form a subset of a larger class of weapons sometimes referred to as unconventional weapons or weapons of mass destruction, which […]
Kevin Ryan

6 Chemical Suicides Your Hazmat Crew Needs to Prep for

3 months ago
By Kevin Ryan The Baltimore City Fire Department recently encountered a hydrogen sulfide suicide in a vehicle in the southwest portion of the city. BCFD has not seen many of these in the past 5 years. The first-in suppression officer quickly recognized the situation and requested hazmat. The notification immediately set up the incident for […]
Kevin Ryan

HazSim, Hazmat Nation Raise Money for Firefighter Cancer

3 months 2 weeks ago
HazSim and Hazmat Nation hosted its 5th annual networking event at IAFC’s hazmat conference and raised money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network More than 200 hazmat professionals attended the fifth annual Hazmat Nation networking event last week in Baltimore in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ hazmat conference. “This gathering has been […]
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