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Suspicious package leaves FedEx worker ill at Hopkins Airport

CLEVELAND – An investigation is underway after a hazmat situation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday morning.. Members of the Cleveland Divisions of Police and Fire along with other law enforcement agencies responded to 5071 Postal Drive around 7 a.m. Sources tell the Fox 8 I-Team a FedEx driver got dizzy when he picked up a box and also felt ...

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Buzz Blog: The Flavor of Hazmat

Hello again fellow hazmatters, thanks for returning to read another edition of the Buzz Blog on Hazmatnation. We are already well into Fall with Winter rapidly approaching. Every September as summer winds down, we start thinking about the changing season ahead of us. There are many fun things about fall. Orchards and farms usually host fall themed festivals. Families can ...

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NJ crews respond to gas explosion

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  HMN-Multiple homes and buildings have been evacuated. (NBC) What to Know Multiple homes were evacuated in Lakewood, New Jersey, Monday morning after a fire and possible gas explosion Chopper 4 showed intense orange flames leaping from what appeared to be a backyard; trees and other homes were nearby No injuries were reported Multiple buildings were evacuated in an Ocean ...

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Pipeline explosion reported in Texas

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  HMN-The Sutton County Sheriffs Department has confirmed a pipeline explosion this evening in Texas. It is reported on their Facebook page that there are two known injuries at this time, one major. Create Life Saving Experiences with HAZSIM.  Click HERE for more information. Ready for your free quote? Submit HERE.

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Colorado hospital trains for Hazmat exposures

  (WesternSlopeNow) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Community Hospital held an emergency preparedness exercise for their staff Wednesday morning. “These type of emergency preparedness drills are really important for healthcare organizations, Community Hospital tries to do them every one to two years,” said Community Hospital Communications Director Karen Martsolf. The exercise was set up to test the capabilities of the hospital’s ...

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Carbon Dioxide tank overpressure

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Recently, a HAZMATNATION reader submitted an interesting CO2 call with us that we would like to share.  Thank you Mr. Lopez. Aright everyone I made a CO2 alarm last night and would like some insight. This was the first call I’ve ever made on a co2. We were dispatched for a CO2 alarm at a gas station/ fast food Restaurant. ...

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HCL spill at Purdue Fort Wayne

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  (WANE) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A hazardous material spill happened on the campus of Purdue Fort Wayne late morning Friday. Around 11:45 a.m., Purdue Fort Wayne reported a spill of a hazardous material around the Science Building on campus. The Fort Wayne Fire Department told WANE 15 a small delivery of hydrochloric acid broke open and spilled in the ...

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Sacramento Fire responds to HAZMAT at high school

(ABC) Emergency personnel are at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento responding to a hazmat situation Thursday. Around 10 a.m., authorities received a call regarding an odor at St. Francis High School. After arriving, firefighters declared the situation a major casualty incident due to the number of potential patients. A total of five ambulances are at the scene. 10 ...

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive. HAZMAT Leadership; Part III

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive; Part III (Catch up on Part I Here, and Part II Here) In the series, Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive, we have gone over shooting and moving as it pertains to HazMat operations. You can view the previous installments here . Continuing with our series is communication. Regardless of setting, communications will always be our greatest challenge. ...

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Explosion at Panda Express

KAILUA-KONA — A Panda Express employee was taken to the hospital for burn injuries after a suspected gas explosion around lunchtime Monday at Kona Commons. Several businesses in the Kona Commons area were evacuated because of the explosion. Employees and business patrons were waiting in the parking lot as they watched personnel from the Hawaii Fire and Hawaii Police departments ...

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