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HAZMATTERS: Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Response Team 800

This week’s HAZMATTERS comes to us from Westmorland County, PA, as Team 800, an all hazards team Team 800 information:  “PA Region 13 covers a population of 3 million over a 9,550 square mile area. There are 706 local Municipalities, 713 Fire Departments, 392 Police Departments, 203 EMS Agencies, 65 Hospitals, 9 State Certified HazMat Teams, and 2 Explosive Teams. ...

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Pipeline explosion reported in Texas

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  HMN-The Sutton County Sheriffs Department has confirmed a pipeline explosion this evening in Texas. It is reported on their Facebook page that there are two known injuries at this time, one major. Create Life Saving Experiences with HAZSIM.  Click HERE for more information. Ready for your free quote? Submit HERE.

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Explosion at Panda Express

KAILUA-KONA — A Panda Express employee was taken to the hospital for burn injuries after a suspected gas explosion around lunchtime Monday at Kona Commons. Several businesses in the Kona Commons area were evacuated because of the explosion. Employees and business patrons were waiting in the parking lot as they watched personnel from the Hawaii Fire and Hawaii Police departments ...

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Amazon Corporation Building Collapse kills 2, HAZ-MAT responds.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people were killed when part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday. The men worked for an outside company and not Amazon, spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said. No one else was injured when severe storms with strong winds tore through Maryland Friday evening, she said. News reports ...

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Possible bomb found at home of Bill and Hillary Clinton

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  (Fox) NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – A ‘bomb’ was found at the home of Hillary and Bill Clinton in a New York City suburb. The Times reported that it was found by a technician who screen mail for the former first couple.  They live in the hamlet of Chappaqua in northern Westchester County. It comes a day after an explosive device ...

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At least 50 dead after Congo tanker truck fire

(Detroit News) Kinshasa, Congo – At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President Joseph Kabila ordered three days ...

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Ricin detected in parcels shipped to U.S Pentagon

The FBI, along with the DOD are reporting limited information about an early morning incident in that 2 mail parcels inbound to the US Pentagon’s Mail Reciving facility have been confirmed to contain Ricin, both of which were located this morning.   It has not been disclosed who they were shipped to, or the origin of both parcels. The FBI ...

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Suspected gas explosions across Massachusetts destroys multiple homes

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HMN-Multiple suspected gas explosions level homes across Massachusetts. Investigators are still looking into the cause. (CNN) (CNN) — Multiple suspected gas explosions have set structures on fire across dozens of blocks and forced evacuations in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts State Police said Thursday. A middle school in North Andover and residents of a senior center in Andover have ...

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HAZMATTERS: Detour Gold ERT

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HAZMATTERS: Detour Gold ERT Today on HAZMATTERS we salute the ERT members of Detour Gold in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. This team consists of 60 fixed facility responders, who focus on an industrial based site.  The members are all crossed staffed to other apparatus, to effectively respond to any kind of incident that comes their way. Being a fixed facility team, ...

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