Chemical awareness

HAZMAT crews called to Chesterfield County neighborhood after search warrant issued

HMN- Any place, in any town, at any time this could be your call. If you want to practice or hear what the experts do. Don’t miss out on Firehouse Expo Nashville and the HOT classes! Training Training Training!!! CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County PoIice and HAZMAT are investigating a possible meth lab in a neighborhood off of ...

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“Home recipe” pesticide mix sends Hamilton woman to hospital

HMN- You never know what the next call will bring. This home brew was definitely a bad day. A woman was taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon after inhaling toxic fumes from mixing three household cleaning products as a form of pest control in her home. Hamilton firefighters responded to a medical call on Oriole Crescent in the east end and ...

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22 students injured after chemical spill in school

HMN- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was the scene of more than 22 students being injured with careless handling of chemical compounds in a school setting. KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-two students of Sekolah Menengah Islam IQ in Kuala Lumpur suffered skin allergies when one of its chemical jars broke and leaked in the school laboratory today. In the 4pm incident, a jar containing Sulphuric ...

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Chemistry Lab Found Hazmat Team Called In

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HMN-  Is it the science or is it more simple than that; maybe we just drive big trucks and that makes this job so interesting ?  But, every day in hazmat it’s something different! Today the excitement comes from West Hartford, Connecticut.   (AP) – Authorities say hazmat crews were called to a Connecticut home to remove potentially hazardous materials ...

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Hazardous Materials Incident at Fargo Water Treatment Plant

HMN- Ya, they say its in Fargo. I just bet if you’ve seen the movie “Fargo” you’re reading this in that accent, Ya’ fore sure. So just for a little summer treat at the end of this article is a Fargo movie reminder. Read the full story here. FARGO — Emergency crews, including the Fargo Fire Department and F-M Ambulance, responded ...

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Hazmat called for body in car

HMN- If you don’t think chemical suicide is possible in your jurisdiction, think again. It has started to become more popular in the United States as more incidents like the story below become public. The full story is here NewYork-A body found in a vehicle off Fairport Road in East Rochester and the potential of chemicals at the scene prompted ...

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100 gallons of sulphric acid spilled inside plant

HMN- Firefighters had to enter the structure where the hazardous material has been spilled which always compounds the complexity of the incident.  Make sure that you check out the video about PPE selection after the story and tune in to The Haz Mat Guys Podcast  for training topics like this and more . Photos via Twitter  The Charlotte Fire Department ...

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One person taken to hospital after Genentech HAZMAT spill

HMN- According to KRON 4 News  the spill injured workers and the fire department nor company are releasing further details. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — One person has been taken to the hospital after a small hazardous materials spill at pharmaceutical company Genentech in South San Francisco Wednesday morning, according to Genentech. Paramedics arrived on scene at 11:15 a.m. to help emergency ...

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Smoke from Wixom building that prompted hazmat response was not toxic

HMN-According to Local News 4 Detroit the smoke was not toxic. WIXOM, Mich. – A large plume of smoke coming from a Wixom business that sparked the response of a hazmat team early Monday morning turned out not to be toxic, police said. Crews shut down Pontiac Trail at Wixom Road for the investigation at Korex Corporation after the smoke was ...

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What’s New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

HMN-From our friends at Fire Engineering an article titled “What’s New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook” written by Stephen L. Hermann, the updates in the 2016 ERG are general to the ERG2012, expanded sections and hundreds of technical changes, but no major revisions. How to use this Guidebook” instructions on Page 1 are now in a flowchart (“decision tree” or ...

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