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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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Hazmatters: Williamson County Hazmat

Hazmatters

Today’s Hazmatters are from the Williamson County Hazmat team.  This county Hazmat team serves a population of about 550,000 with many varying types of hazards ranging from farming sites, to heavy industrial complexes. With a full staff of 80, the team has 20 responders staffed on call ready to roll. Upon initial response, the team deploys a heavy duty truck and ...

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18 SWAT officers sent to hospital after possible Fentanyl exposure

Fentanyl

HMN-CBS Pittsburgh reports that 18 SWAT officers were sent to the hospital after a raid left them ‘Dizzy’ and suffering from numbness.  The officers were exposed to an airborne contaminant, possibly fentanyl.   WEST END (KDKA) – More than a dozen officers were hospitalized after agents raided a home in the West End Wednesday morning. Around 6 a.m., several agencies, ...

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Hazmat team investigates potential drug lab – Ottawa

According to MetroNews.ca: The hazardous materials team was called to a house on Percy Street in Centretown late Tuesday night to investigate a potential drug lab. A 28-year-old man was taken into custody as a result. Police at the scene said that they were responding to a call from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend may have been producing drugs ...

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