Tools and Equipment

HAZMAT lids and logos

Last week we asked you guys to send in your helmets, logos, and everything else you have HAZMAT related. Here are some of our favorites we received. Keep sending us your stuff, we may feature it on future posts. Ryan@Hazmatnation.com         HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in ...

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Scott sight: A review after a week at HazMat training

Scott Sight: A review after 1 week at HazMat training.     Recently, a friend of ours, Sonny Coffey, from Lake Charles, Louisiana,  was asked to test out one of the new Scott Sight masks.  These masks come equipped with a mounted thermal imaging camera, and viewfinder inside of the mask.  This allows the user to see in real time ...

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Acetylene Tank, On Fire, Fire, Burning Cylinder

HMN- So if  you watched the Haz Mat Guys Nation Round-Table #33 you heard Mike asking what your thoughts are on placing the bomb blanket around a leaking burning acetylene tank. Here is just that situation found on YouTube from July 2011. If you have comments please forward them to info@hazmatnation.com or mike@thehazmatguys.com  

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USDOT unveils new hazardous materials safety grant

HMN-The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced late last week the availability of $1 million in grant funding for training and outreach programs that help communities prepare for transportation incidents involving hazardous materials.  The new “Community Safety Grants” program was created by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) that Congress passed late last year. The ...

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Underground propane tank struck by excavator leads to 5 hour hazmat call

HMN- It was another warm Saturday when Orlando Fire Department was dispatched to a gas leak. Engine 101 and Hazmat 1 responded with other Orlando Fire Units to a reported gas leak caused by construction. The first arriving unit, Engine 5, relayed that the leak was from an underground propane tank that was struck by an excavator (trackhoe). The homeowner ...

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White Powder still a concern for Hazmat Teams

HMN- Many teams are still dealing with “white powder” calls. With a multitude of research procedures and field testing options good standard operating procedures to guide your response are important. Check out the Hazmat Guys Nation Roundtable on white powder response below and review your roll in this specialized response by clicking here!   County Hazmat Investigates Suspicious Powder at ...

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Chlorine leak at NW filtration plan triggers HazMat response

HMN- According to the MidHutsonNews.com the small leak was in a pipe and not the container. Now is a good time to review your kit and how to apply them before there is an incident! Are your gaskets still good and do you have multiple gaskets for the hazards in your area? NEW WINDSOR, NY – A chlorine leak at ...

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The FREE Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

HMN- We all know how to use the ERG, step up your knowledge and dive into chemical properties with the NIOSH. Its not just for technicians or specialist. Did you know that you can get them free from the CDC? Did you also know that you can plan your PPE by researching the chemical properties ? The Pocket Guide presents key information ...

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Middletown prepared for any railroad accident involving hazardous materials, official says

From Courier Times By Chris English, staff writer Railroads are the safest way to transport crude oil and other hazardous materials, Middletown Fire Marshal-Emergency Manager Jim McGuire said during a presentation to the township supervisors at Tuesday night’s meeting. The statistics bear it out, he continued. According to McGuire’s presentation, in 2014, 99.999 percent of United States rail hazmat shipments ...

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