Tech Talk

Nerve Agents Part II: Response Considerations

NERVE AGENTS PART 2: Response Considerations David Millstein, May 2017 If you recall from the first part of this article we focused on VX, a particularly hazardous WMD nerve agent. Although designed for use in military operations, nerve agent use has been on the decline for decades, but through clandestine synthesis, theft, or military use, they should remain (or be ...

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Nerve Agent and VX Review

By David Millstein, April 2017 Your flight is delayed. As you sit with perhaps hundreds of other people in the terminal you become bored, even frustrated as times slowly passes. It’s late and you want to get home. Glancing up, you notice a small commotion at a gate desk and you assume it is another frustrated passenger with yet another ...

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Tech Talk: Flaring Propane 101

Tech Talk: “Flaring Propane 101” Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. This training topic is from Firefighter Ronald D. Huffman, Senior Instructor/Owner of Responder Training, Inc. Flaring or the burning of propane through a flare stack is done for multiple reasons. When the propane industry needs to service a tank ...

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Tech Talk: Building a strong Special Operations Team

HMN- Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. We are pooling our resources to answer all your questions and share your ideas. Building a strong Special Operations Team By Captain Todd Poland Fort Myers Fire Department Have you ever wondered how to get a special operations team started at your ...

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Tech Talk: Making DECON On Wheels

HMN- Today we visit Captain Greg Michael, from the Delaware County, Indiana hazardous material team. Captain Michael took a 24 foot car trailer with a diamond plate floor and turned it into a plug and play water ready mobile decontamination  trailer. The unit itself has heating and air-conditioning which makes it a valuable resource during inclement weather. It can also be ...

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Tech Talk: “Lego Drill”

The Lego Drill Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country.  This training tip, the Lego Drill, is from the “Tech Talk” originator Jason Rogers. As most training coordinators know, keeping things interesting can be a challenge. Sometimes just keeping the students awake is a challenge. Especially when you mention ...

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Tech Talk: “Keys To Running A Successful Hazmat Incident”

HMN- If you don’t run a full scale event often, refresh with this latest incident from Phoenix and this episode 2 of Tech Talk These Tech Tips come from Jeff Zinteck and are our second feature on Tech Talk !   • Command officers gather and stay at Command post, Hazard Group assigns the teams (research, dressing, decon, entry, backup safety) ...

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Tech Talk: “Training Prop”

We at Hazmat Nation wanted to share a platform for tips and tricks for “Hazmatters”, like you who are doing the deeds daily. A pay it forward of sorts to keep those little things that make a big difference. So welcome to our new series “Tech Talk” This Tech Talk comes from Nick Bonstell from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Nick shared ...

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