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Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Announcement

HMN- Our friends at Hazmat Management have announced training opportunities. The Chlorine Institute & TRANSCAER Announce the 2017 Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour & Webinar Schedule The Chlorine Institute (CI) recently announced its 2017 Chlorine Institute/TRANSCAER Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour and webinar schedule under the TRANSCAER program. All sessions are free ...

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Apparent chemically-assisted suicide prompts hazmat response on Pleasant Street in Worcester Tuesday

Update: Sources familiar with the incident report that H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) was used in an upstairs apartment.  First in units determined that person had expired.  HazMat teams donned fully encapsulated Level B suits as HazMat PPE to secure the scene and remove the body. HMN – Apparent Level A entry after a chemically assisted suicide in MA. We will be ...

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Ammonia leak at Big Spring water treatment plant forces evacuation

HMN- According to NewsWest9 Facebook page another evacuation is in progress at this time. The story from early today below:   BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) – An ammonia leak at the Big Spring water treatment plant forced a precautionary evacuation tonight. City officials say there was a leak in an ammonia tank at the plant, but it has now been fixed. ...

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Indiana YMCA evacuated, 7 people transported to hospitals due to chemical leak

HMN- Lifeguards shouted to evacuate the busy Fishers, Indiana (North of Indianapolis) YMCA pool area and then the entire building. Breaking news according to FOX59 and multiple media outlets.   FISHERS, Ind. – The Fishers YMCA was evacuated and multiple people were transported to the hospital after a chlorine leak on Tuesday morning. The Fishers Fire Department was called to ...

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California chemical company indicted on smuggling charges

HMN- According to the East Bay Times the California chemical company, AK Scientific, mislabeled hazmat loads as non hazmat. This fundamentally undermines the job of responding units should a spill require emergency response. Chemical and physical properties of spills are the basis of PPE selection and mitigation tactics as responders use the labeling for decision making. UNION CITY, CA. — A ...

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FIRE, EXPLOSION REPORTED AT TORRANCE REFINERY, POLICE SAY

Torrance Refinery  

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Oil field explosion in Oklahoma

HMN- Thursday according to KJRH2 an industrial worker in an oil field caught fire after and explosion and had to be airlifted from the scene to a Tulsa hospital. PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. — At least one person was taken to the hospital after an oil field explosion in Oklahoma Thursday afternoon. The condition of the person was was not immediately ...

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Fumes prompt evacuation of Garden Grove hotel

HMN-Starting as a medical call, it quickly became a hazmat response according to The Orange County Resister. GARDEN GROVE – Pepper spray fumes caused the evacuation of one floor of the Candlewood Suites in Garden Grove on Wednesday night, authorities said. There was a report of a “strange odor that overwhelmed” someone at the hotel at Garden Grove Boulevard and ...

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Propane explosion fire video from Council: Snow broke the propane line says Idaho State Fire Marshal

Propane fire explosion video from Council: Snow broke the propane line says Idaho State Fire Marshal Shifting snow broke the propane pipe According to ABC6: BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho State Fire Marshal posted a video to their Facebook page illustrating what caused a fire last Tuesday in Council: a broken propane pipe caused by shifting snow which had been ...

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Woman transported to Upstate for burns after oxygen tank explodes at Arise CNY

  According to WSYR: SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Crews are responding to an explosion at Arise CNY on James Street in the city of Syracuse on Wednesday. Onondaga County dispatch tells NewsChannel 9 that the Syracuse Fire Department is on scene. Sgt. Rick Helterline with the Syracuse Police said an oxygen tank exploded, and that the incident was not criminal. ...

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