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Boston confronts cancer in the fire service

Fire service cancer

  Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-Boston confronts occupational cancer head on. (Fox 25) BOSTON – One of Boston’s busiest firehouses is on Boylston Street, the home of Engine 33 and Ladder 15. Boston became the nation’s first paid fire department in the country in 1678. But no one ever expected the fire service to face what it’s ...

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Fire and HAZMAT assist police with possible chemical suicide in Southampton

Chemical suicide

HMN-Fire and HAZMAT crews assisted in an investigation into what is possibly a chemical suicide case in Southampton.  The Daily Echo reports that the crews entered the flat and ventilated for safety. FIRE crews donned protective clothing after being called to a Southampton street following the discovery of a man’s body. Part of Stafford Road in Shirley was closed to ...

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Industrial company to decon USPS facility after HAZMAT incident

HMN-An industrial company is expected to decontaminate a USPS facility after a HAZMAT incident leaves some with rashes.  The exact source of the incident is undetermined at this time.  (CBS 6)   The USPS Albany Processing and Distribution Center on Old Karner Road in Colonie will remain closed Sunday following a hazmat situation. The Albany County Fire Coordinator says three ...

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Fire crews in Georgia on scene of fuel spill in creek

Fuel spill

HMN-Details are limited but News 9 reports that fire and hazmat crews are on site of a fuel spill into a creek in Cohutta, GA. COHUTTA, Ga. — Firefighters and hazmat crews are on the scene of a fuel leak in Cohutta, police dispatch confirmed with NewsChannel 9 Friday. Dispatch says the leak is happening near the Cohutta Food Mart ...

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