HAZMATTERS

HazMatters: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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HazMatters: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory   In this edition of HAZMATTERS we look at the team protecting the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In certain cases, private facilities require not only the expertise of dedicated emergency responders, but HAZMAT teams that are ready to immerse themselves in the knowledge of specific chemicals and processes at hand. The NASA ...

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HAZMATTERS: City of Santa Clara

HAZMATTERS: City of Santa Clara On this edition of HAZMATTERS we are highlighting the team out of the City of Santa Clara, California. HAZMAT responses roll out of station #9 in Santa Clara.  Housed at this station is HM99,  a 1997 Spartan Gladiator that seats four, and has an onboard command post. HM99 is also dispatched with Engine 99 to ...

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HazMatters: Lawrence County Ohio

HazMatters: Lawrence County, Ohio Today, on this installment of “HazMatters” We take a look inside the operations of the Lawrence County, Ohio HAZMAT responders. These responders located in the city of Ironton, serve a population of 62,450. All 26 members of the HazMat team are also crossed staffed to other apparatus. What makes their response area unique are the many ...

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HAZMATTERS: Burnaby Fire Department

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This week on HAZMATTERS, we are checking in with the Burnaby Fire Department out of Burnaby, BC. This fire department boasts a roster of 280 paid members, all of which do a 6 month rotation through their HAZMAT station. 92 members are currently Technician level, while the remaining are trained to the Operational level, all of which striving to become ...

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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

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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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Hazmatters: NYC Transit HazMat/WMD Response Team

Today’s Hazmatters are the men and women of the NYC Transit HazMat/WMD Response Team! With more than one hundred members the dedicated Transit HazMat/WMD Response Team serve the 8 million citizens of NYC. Part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) which manages transit, buses, subways, trains, bridges and tunnels in New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island. The special ...

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Hazmatters: Fort Dodge

HMN-Fort Dodge firefighters training on high hazard incidents making them our Hazmatters of the week!  Original story posted in the Messenger News   Fort Dodge firefighters who serve on a local hazardous materials team became the first in the state to test out new statewide equipment available to all Hazmat responders. The equipment, which is owned by the State Fire ...

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Hazmatters: West Windsor Fire & Emergency Services N.J.

HMN-West Windsor Township is home to a collection of unique challenges to emergency response agencies, including; hazardous materials releases, confined space rescues, transportation emergencies and large public gatherings. To confront these threats the Township has purchased a specialized vehicle called Special Operations 45, which is outfitted with equipment necessary to control and mitigate a hazardous materials release or perform a ...

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Hazmatters: Central Fire Protection District Santa Cruz, CA.

HMN- This weeks Hazmatters of the week are from the Central Fire Protection District in Santa Cruz, California. Central Fire Protection District responds to emergency and non-emergency hazardous materials incidents. Such incidents could include actual or potential spills, leaks, and exposures to substances that pose a threat to life, health, and/or property. District personnel are certified as Hazardous Materials First Responders and ...

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