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The HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable – Stay tuned for new format and time!

Hazmatnation - 3 hours 49 min ago

HMN – The HazMat Guys and HazMatNation created an innovative training platform to bring HazMat responders together to discuss response, training, and current events.  With only a few hickups due to the fact that all five members of the  current roundtable are ‘active duty’ first responders the show assembled every week for discussion of HazMat. ...

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Banned pesticide causes evacuation of forest service station

Hazmatnation - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:54

HMN-HAZMAT units responded to a US forest service station in Porterville after a citizen brought in a banned pesticide known as Carbofuran.  The Visalia Times-Delta reports that the material was banned in the US in 2009. Hazmat crews responded to the U.S. Forest Service Station in Porterville on Tuesday. Crews were called just after 5:30 ...

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5 hospitalized after chemical mixture near Disney World

Hazmatnation - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:54

HMN-5 people were hospitalized, 1 of which for burns after a chemical mixture at a hotel near Walt Disney World.  WFTV reports that firefighters are calling the incident a chemical explosion. OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Five people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after chemicals were mixed at a hotel near Walt Disney World, Osceola County Fire ...

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A dozen people hospitalized for CO exposure.

Hazmatnation - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:03

HMN-A dozen people were hospitalized, including responders after a CO leak in a NJ home.  CBS reports that a man returned home to find everyone in his home unconscious.   MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A dozen people were exposed to toxic levels of carbon monoxide gas including first responders and good Samaritans who worked ...

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HAZMATTERS: Birmingham Fire and Rescue

Hazmatnation - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 01:42

HAZMATTERS: Birmingham Fire and Rescue Today, we take a look at the HAZMATTERS from Birmingham Fire and Rescue, from Birmingham, Alabama. These municipal responders out of Jefferson County Alabama are staffed full time around the city. A full staff of 30, who also run assignments on other trucks, protect a population of 250,000. As part ...

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Man rescued from sewer in Missouri

Hazmatnation - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 22:52

HAZMAT in a box: Unconscious man rescued from sewer. HMN-An unconscious man was rescued from an underground sewer with high H2S levels.  Fox 2 reports that it appears there was not sufficient ventilation in the confined space at the time. MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Fire and EMS are investigating after an unconscious man was rescued ...

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House explosion leaves one seriously injured.

Hazmatnation - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 21:40

HMN-A house explosion leaves one woman seriously injured, and a home pieces.  Independent.co.uk reports that after the explosion a strong odor of gas was present. A woman has been seriously injured after an explosion destroyed a house in Sunderland. Fire crews pulled the woman from the rubble after the blast shook a street in the ...

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PPE And Decon Recommendations for Fentanyl

Hazmatnation - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 22:30

HMN-The Interagency Board has realeased PPE and Decon recommendations for Fentanyl.  Click below to check them out. IAB First Responder PPE and Decontamination Recommendations for Fentanyl Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list!   HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized ...

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Overturned tanker spills light crude oil in Bakersfield

Hazmatnation - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:15

  HMN-Bakersfield Now reports that an overturned tanker posed a spill threat for hazmat responders.  Photos show product leaked from the tanker and towards drains in the area. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police on Wednesday shut the area of Panama Lane and South Union Avenue off to traffic after a tanker truck overturned and started ...

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Hazmatters: Williamson County Hazmat

Hazmatnation - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:03

Today’s Hazmatters are from the Williamson County Hazmat team.  This county Hazmat team serves a population of about 550,000 with many varying types of hazards ranging from farming sites, to heavy industrial complexes. With a full staff of 80, the team has 20 responders staffed on call ready to roll. Upon initial response, the team deploys ...

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18 SWAT officers sent to hospital after possible Fentanyl exposure

Hazmatnation - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:25

HMN-CBS Pittsburgh reports that 18 SWAT officers were sent to the hospital after a raid left them ‘Dizzy’ and suffering from numbness.  The officers were exposed to an airborne contaminant, possibly fentanyl.   WEST END (KDKA) – More than a dozen officers were hospitalized after agents raided a home in the West End Wednesday morning. ...

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Firefighter hospitalized after Chelsea HAZMAT situation

Hazmatnation - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:51

HMN-Fox 25 reports that Hydrogen Cyanide was found at a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority site.  Few details are available, however one firefighter was taken to the hospital from the scene due to fatigue related issues. CHELSEA, Mass. – Emergency crews responded to reports of a hazmat situation that unfolded at an MWRA facility in Chelsea ...

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12 treated; 1 FF injured, at propyl acetate spill

Hazmatnation - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:39

HMN-A dozen people were treated for an exposure to a solvent known as propyl acetate at the Port of Long Beach.  Gazettes.com also reports that one FF was injured in a fall at the scene.   Firefighters treated a dozen crew members on a container ship for exposure to a concentrated industrial solvent at the ...

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