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Industrial firefighters put out vacuum fire

Industrial fire

HMN-Reuters reports that operations and responders at the Shell Deer Park refinery put out a fire at the plants vacuum unit. No injuries have been reported. HOUSTON (Reuters) – The largest crude distillation unit was shut on Thursday at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s 325,700 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery by a fire on its vacuum unit, according to ...

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N.C. crews respond to vehicle fire with HAZMAT involved

Industrial fire

HMN- WLOS reports that crews are responding to a vehicle fire on I-40 that involves hazardous materials.  The vehicle contained chlorine and other corrosive cleaning materials. MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Crews are responding after a vehicle carrying cleaning materials caught fire along Interstate 40. McDowell County Emergency Services says they received a call at 9:47 a.m about a vehicle ...

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Banned pesticide causes evacuation of forest service station

Pesticide

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 p.m. Tuesday after a citizen ...

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5 hospitalized after chemical mixture near Disney World

Disney world

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 Rescue said. One person was ...

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A dozen people hospitalized for CO exposure.

CO

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 to save a family found ...

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HAZMATTERS: Birmingham Fire and Rescue

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 of their response area, the ...

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Man rescued from sewer in Missouri

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 from an underground sewer Wednesday ...

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House explosion leaves one seriously injured.

Explosion

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 Ryhope area of the city ...

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PPE And Decon Recommendations for Fentanyl

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 that ‘tapping the student on the ...

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Overturned tanker spills light crude oil in Bakersfield

Tanker

  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 leaking a light crude oil. ...

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