Author Archives: Jason Rogers

CHICAGO – Semi Crash closes highways

HMN- Via Twisted Truckers Facebook “3/26/17 CHICAGO – Semi Crash w/ Injuries/Level 1 HazMat Kennedy Expy. and Kimball Ave. (Ambulance sent below to Kimball) – Photo by Steve Redick”   HazSim is a state of the art training tool, it equips your HazMat teams and first responders with a realistic situational learning experience. HazSim simulates Chemical and Radioactive (CBRNE) environments. ...

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Brownsville Authorities Continue Investigation into Chemical Spill

HMN- According to KRGV.com the chemical spill is sodium hydrosulfide at a local warehouse.   BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville Fire Marshals are currently investigating a chemical spill at a local warehouse. The spill happened Tuesday at Quick Transit Corp. The owner of the business said it was an unfortunate accident. The man said he was moving containers in the warehouse when he started noticing ...

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1 dead at scene of hazmat situation

Update: HMN- A body was found in a vehicle with bottles of unknown substances Saturday, prompting authorities to call a hazmat team according to News4JAX.   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A person was found dead inside a vehicle with bottles of unknown substances around it, prompting authorizes to call in a hazmat team and the bomb squad Saturday on the city’s Westside, ...

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Possible exposure after acid spill at Oxnard recycling center “slight radiation was detected”

HMN-“The material was described as a radiological substance, according to an initial report filed with the state’s Office of Emergency Services. ” and “slight radiation was detected” according to the Ventura County Star. Rescuers responded to a report of two people exposed to a chemical spill at a recycling center in Oxnard just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the spill took place ...

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Police Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Driving Ford Explorer

HMN- According to Law Enforcement Today  “AUSTIN, Texas / NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – At least two police officers have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while driving the Ford Explorer. Hundreds of motorists have complained and filed lawsuits. However, Ford denies the allegations. Austin Police Department – carbon monoxide poisoning A police officer in Texas is recovering after falling ill from carbon ...

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Hazmat Crews Called to Home After Report of Intruder

HMN- We cant help but think it went something like this  “Freeze your under arrest! Put your hands behind your back, this is the Poli… uh Hazmat Team!” Police investigation into a man breaking onto a residence results in an arrest and hazmat situation. “”   HANOVER, Mass. —An arrest has been made after a hazmat situation in Hanover. Hanover ...

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Overturned tank truck of ethylene glycol in Baltimore

Update: Baltimore City FD Special Operations D shift units responded for an overturned tank truck. The landing gear on the trailer portion failed when separating from the tractor. The tank contained approximately 5000 gallons of ethylene glycol. Members from Squad 26 and Truck 6 quickly stabilized the trailer and secured the leaking dome lid. Hazmat 3 (spill response unit) and Engine ...

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Propane tank explosion at Bluffton home kills one person

HMN- One person was dead after propane grill exploded according to WJCL News Bluffton, SC —One person is dead after a propane tank exploded near a grill outside of a Bluffton home. Bluffton Police say it happened in Bluffton’s Hampton Lake subdivision Sunday night. The cause of that explosion is now under investigation. WJCL will continue to update this story ...

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Hazmat team moves fast to save dad and daughter from mercury spill

HMN- Mercury spill  making the news again,  this time from a broken thermometer which exposed a young child and her father to the heavy metal.   News according to  The Star.com  Kuching, Malaysia : A hazardous materials (Hazmat) emergency response team reacted swiftly to contain a mercury spill at a home here that had put a man and his young ...

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Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility, Hazmat crews respond

HMN- Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility,”First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the idustrial  building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.” according to mlive.com MARNE, MI — Officials from numerous fire departments were dispatched Friday morning to an industrial fire in northeast Ottawa County. The fire, ...

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