Author Archives: Jason Rogers

Buzz Blog: WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND PART I

HMN- Hello fellow hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. I want to start of this edition by defining the word legacy. Legacy is:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. One could apply this definition in many different ways to their lives. In fire service terms I believe it boils down ...

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“Chemical” sends 8 police officers to hospital in Indiana

HMN-Accounts from the scene are that 8 police officers have been transported. RTV6 Indianapolis reporting a “chemical agent” was present during a raid.   KOKOMO, Ind. — Kokomo police are investigating a hazmat situation on the north side of the city that sent at least eight officers to the hospital. According to witnesses at the scene, the incident began around ...

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Gas kills two workers, while working in a confined space

HMN- According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Release of toxic gas at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield Power Plant claimed the lives of two workers and injured four others who were repairing a pipe in a confined, underground area at the Beaver County facility, officials said. The accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to FirstEnergy spokeswoman Stephanie Walton. State police at Beaver have ...

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Buzz Blog: The Strength of a Nation

HMN- Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome to the next edition of the Buzz Blog. June has been a busy month in the world of hazmat for all of us. The IAFC Hazmat was held in Baltimore from June 15th-18th. I consider myself lucky to attend every year. It could not be more convenient to have the conference in my back ...

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Hazardous materials call turns out to be mix of household chemicals

HMN- According to the  Columbia Daily Tribune a smoking trash bag brought out the hazmat team. Light smoke coming from a trash bag that garbage collectors found in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood Thursday turned out to be caused by a chemical reaction from mixing two household cleaners. Columbia Fire Department crews were sent to the 1500 block of Windsor Street at ...

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Hazmatters: NYC Transit HazMat/WMD Response Team

Today’s Hazmatters are the men and women of the NYC Transit HazMat/WMD Response Team! With more than one hundred members the dedicated Transit HazMat/WMD Response Team serve the 8 million citizens of NYC. Part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) which manages transit, buses, subways, trains, bridges and tunnels in New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island. The special ...

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“Back To It” in this weeks Buzz Blog!

Welcome back to the Buzz Blog fellow hazmatters, My apologies for the delay in getting this next blog out to everyone. I hope to get a new blog out to everyone every 2-3 weeks. I want to start out by offering condolences to the Burchett family, friends, Cecil Co. MD Dept. of Emergency Services and Singerly FD of Elkton MD ...

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HazSim “making it real”

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 may not look exactly like your front line meter, shows the important data which the all students needs to learn ...

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Hazmatters: Fort Dodge

HMN-Fort Dodge firefighters training on high hazard incidents making them our Hazmatters of the week!  Original story posted in the Messenger News   Fort Dodge firefighters who serve on a local hazardous materials team became the first in the state to test out new statewide equipment available to all Hazmat responders. The equipment, which is owned by the State Fire ...

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2nd Company Shuts Oil, Gas Wells After Deadly Home Explosion

HMN- A second gas provider has shut down more than 60 wells in Colorado after a massive explosion is still unexplained. News and images as reported by CBS Denver DENVER (AP) — A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although investigators have not said ...

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