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HAZMATTERS: City of Santa Clara

3 hours 3 min ago

HAZMATTERS: City of Santa Clara On this edition of HAZMATTERS we are highlighting the team out of the City of Santa Clara, California. HAZMAT responses roll out of station #9 in Santa Clara.  Housed at this station is HM99,  a 1997 Spartan Gladiator that seats four, and has an onboard command post. HM99 is also ...

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Four treated for exposure to Carbolic Acid

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:53

HMN-4 people were treated after an exposure to Carbolic Acid at a Dallas area USPS mail center.  NBC 5 reports that their conditions are not known. Four people are being treated for exposure to a hazardous material after a spill was reported at the Dallas USPS Bulk Mail Center Thursday. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the ...

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Explosion levels Los Angeles area home

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:39

HMN-An explosion levels a Canoga Park home and leaves a large debris field.  ABC 7 reports Firefighters isolated the gas to the home, however the cause remains unknown. CANOGA PARK, Calif. (KABC) — An explosion at a home in Canoga Park on Wednesday significantly damaged the structure and spread debris across a residential block, prompting ...

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“What’s Up Wednesday”

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:40

HMN-It’s “What’s Up Wednesday”! Can you tell us what Guide Number you would use for this tanker from your ERG? #HazSim #HandsOnHazMat #ERG This “What’s Up Wednesday” is brought to you by HazSim. Keep training realistic! Over 100 HazSim systems in use across the U.S. Find out about demo’s in your area, available grants, hands ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1)

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:48

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1) Some of the largest hurdles to clear when becoming an industrial firefighter are understanding how process equipment works, and what exactly we are making. The knowledge of how different pieces of process equipment work, I believe, is vital to the success of an industrial responder. Being able ...

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HazMatters: Lawrence County Ohio

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:19

HazMatters: Lawrence County, Ohio Today, on this installment of “HazMatters” We take a look inside the operations of the Lawrence County, Ohio HAZMAT responders. These responders located in the city of Ironton, serve a population of 62,450. All 26 members of the HazMat team are also crossed staffed to other apparatus. What makes their response ...

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Heavy Oil tank fire at Valero Port Arthur

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:57

HMN-Industrial firefighters battled a tank fire at Valeros Port Arthur location around noon today.  SFGate reports that the tank was storing heavy oil at the time.   PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A fire at a refinery in the Southeast Texas city of Port Arthur sent black plumes of smoke into the air and caused ...

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St. Louis Law enforcement deconned after being sprayed with unknown chemical

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:47

HMN-St. Louis police officers had to be decontaminated by the St. Louis Fire department after being sprayed with an unknown chemical during the current civil unrest.  PJ media reports that this is the third night of violent protest. Several St. Louis County police officers had to be decontaminated by St. Louis Fire Dept. emergency responders ...

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4 US tourists attacked with acid in France.

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:22

HMN-KATC/Ap reports that 4 US tourists have been attacked in France, with acid. All 4 of the victims have been hospitalized, 2 of which were treated for shock. PARIS (AP) – Four young American women were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille ...

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More than one week later, chemical still leaking from blast site

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:33

HMN-More than one week later, Hydrochloric acid is said to still be leaking from a building at the site of a Tennessee chemical plant. The Olympian reports that around 6 tons remains on site. CHARLESTON, TENN. More than a week after an explosion at an east Tennessee chemical plant, hydrochloric acid is still leaking from ...

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Mont Belvieu industrial facility experiences fire/explosion

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:31

HMN-Explosions rocked a Mont Belvieu, Tx industrial facility Friday night.  ABC 13 reports that the explosion and subsequent fire occurred in a brine pit at the Enterprise Products Facility. MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities say there is no threat to the public as a fire at a Mont Belvieu industrial plant burns out. An ...

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Anthrax scare lands one in hospital for mental health evaluation

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 08:49

HMN-A man, covered in a white powder, claimed to be covered in anthrax in Vineland, NJ.  NJ.com reports that the man and his car were covered in a white powder. VINELAND — A man caused a HAZMAT situation Tuesday after claiming he was covered in anthrax. Vineland Police said they responded to an incident at ...

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Blood and formaldehyde fluid leak from Baton Rouge funeral home

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:31

HMN-Images show blood and what is believed to be formaldehyde leaking from a Baton Rouge funeral home.  WBRZ reports that the leak was contained to private property. BATON ROUGE – A WBRZ viewer spotted a bizarre sight Thursday afternoon as blood leaked onto a road behind a local funeral home. Photos taken from behind the ...

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Oil tanker sinks near Athens; environmental damage feared

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:43

HMN-Large environmental impacts are feared after an oil tanker sinks near Athens, Greece.  According to The NY Times, the ship was carrying more than 2,500 metric tons of hydrocarbon. The Greek authorities scrambled on Thursday to clean up fuel leaked by an oil tanker that sank near Athens, putting popular beaches off limits to swimmers ...

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Valero “Significantly underestimated” benzene release after hurricane

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:25

HMN-The EPA says that they believe the benzene release from the Houston area Valero facility was significantly underestimated, and the company is now preparing a new report showing a substantial increase in emissions. Chron.com provides more. Valero Energy “significantly underestimated” the amount of cancer-causing benzene and other volatile compounds leaked from its Houston refinery during ...

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Ammonia leak on campus of Kansas State University university

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:24

  HMN-WIBW reports that the biochemistry lab building on the campus of Kansas State University was evacuated after a small ammonia leak was discovered. A chemical leak forced students and faculty to evacuate the Chemistry/Biochemistry building on the Kansas State University campus. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to the scene of the hazmat spill around ...

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CT HAZMAT calls Industrial Hygienist for school incident

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:13

HMN-Connecticut responders were called to an elementary school where a previous complaint of odor lead to one hospitalization. Upon investigation, a dry powder in one of the janitors closets came in contact with liquid and emitted the fumes.  Industrial Hygienists were called in to assist in ventilating the building properly.  WFSB provides more. An elementary school ...

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“Bubbling liquid” exposure lands one worker in hospital

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:07

HMN-One worker was hospitalized after he came across a hole in the ground filled with a bubbling liquid.  KRIS reports that when HAZMAT located the hole, H2S readings were confirmed. Emergency crews are in the area of Sedwick Road, and Stillwell Lane, near Clarkwood Road in Annaville, for an H2S chemical leak after a worker ...

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Hydrogen Flouride Emergency Response

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:33

SWS Environmental Services Presents: Hydrogen Fluoride Emergency Response It’s a slow day at the station when a call comes in for a hazardous materials spill at a commercial car wash. Dispatch advises the caller reported the spilled hazmat is corrosive, but they did not give a chemical name. ▪ ERG advises guide 153 – Substances ...

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