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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“What’s Up Wednesday”

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 on hazmat training, and pricing. ...

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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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Tanker Truck Explosion near Highway 99 in Atwater, Ca. Roads Closed

HMN- Breaking News on California tanker exploding on the highway! Massive fire in Atwater CA pic.twitter.com/wfVvWBNCa6 — Greg Pina Colada (@pina250) May 23, 2017   ATWATER — Fire crews are on the scene of a possible Tanker explosion in Atwater near Highway 99. Southbound Highway 99 is closed at Westside Boulevard due to the tanker fire at Applegate Road. Caltrans ...

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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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Corrosive Liquid (inorganic chromium) chemical spill on State Highway 27

HMN- According to Courier News.com inorganic chromium was leaking from the Intermediate Bulk Container after the crash. DARDANELLE — Russellville Fire Department Hazmat 1 responded to State Highway 27 and Liberty Road in Yell County at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash with possible chemical spill that caused the highway to be closed from Dardanelle to Liberty Road ...

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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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