Chemical awareness

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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Pool Chemical Spill, Chain Reaction Crash Close NY Parkway

HMN- According to News4 New York: Cars swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle on a parkway in Westchester, causing a chain reaction crash that ended in a hazardous materials cleanup, police say. Four vehicles crashed as they tried to avoid the disabled vehicle on Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh. One of the vehicles was carrying pool cleaning supplies, which spilled ...

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Large amount of anhydrous ammonia spilled

HMN- Although the spill is now contained anhydrous is no joking matter when spilled. News reports from KY3.com WHEATLAND, Mo. Emergency Management Director Carolyn Ream says a large amount of anhydrous ammonia spilled along County Road 189 just north of Highway 254. Wheatland Volunteer Fire Chief Herman Galli says the gas came from a farm tank behind a tractor. He ...

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Michigan man injured in house fire after mysterious explosion

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HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI – A Jonesville man was seriously injured in a house fire Wednesday evening after something within the home exploded, igniting the blaze. At 7:15 p.m., June 29, Hillsdale County Sheriff’s deputies and fire crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of E. Mosherville Road in Jonesville for a report of an explosion and residential fire, according to ...

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Chemical mix-up forces residents to flee home.

HMN-According to the news articles it was an accidental mixture of two chemical compounds. In this case the responding units had good actionable intelligence to guide the response. News according to Daily Local News West Sadsbury, Pa.- Keystone Fire Company and Chester County HazMat were called to a home in the 300 block of Quarry Road at about noon Thursday ...

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Odor leads to Hazmat response, evacuation in Pawtucket, RI.

HMN- A government building was evacuated when a strong odor was noticed. Because it’s a government facility, it probably should be considered a target of opportunity for hate groups and all threats should be taken seriously. See the video from News 10. PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WJAR) — Firefighters evacuated approximately 100 people from a building at 249 Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket ...

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Hazmat team neutralizes Easton chemical spill

      HMN- Careless disposal of what was described as a “strong acid” lead to city workers being treated for exposure and a county hazmat team being called in. Video of incident and it’s cleanup posted in the link below. When an Easton city worker grabbed the bag Tuesday morning from the garbage can in the first block of ...

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Austin EMS Medics, HazMat Crew Respond To Chemical Exposure Scene

HMN- Again with the pool chemicals, C’mon Man! EMS & HazMat go hand and hand! According to North Austin media sources AUSTIN, TX — Hazardous materials disposal crews are on scene in northeast Austin after a report Friday afternoon of a victim exposed to an unknown chemical. Austin-Travis County EMS officials said the responded to the scene in the 2300 ...

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