BUZZ BLOG: What Makes It Worth It

Buzz Blog: What Makes It Worth It. Hello again friends and hazmatters. I want to lead off this edition of the blog focusing on our friends in VA, more specifically the Virginia Association of Hazmat Response Specialists. The annual VAHMRS conference was forced to be cancelled due to the Hurricane that just hit the area. We have not had a ...

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Fire and Rescue Magazine Q3

fire and rescue

HMN-Check out this quarters issue of Fire & Rescue to see Hazmatnation editor Ryan Henry’s article about industrial furnace fires. Read the issue HERE Subscribe to Fire & Rescue HERE    

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership

Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership “Every soldier, regardless of rank, position, and MOS [Military Occupational Skill] must be able to shoot, move, communicate, and survive in order to contribute to the team and survive in combat. You should master these basic selected combat tasks as well as other tasks that your unit may deem necessary.” If you’re former military, ...

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Heroin Highways: From China White to Mexican Mud to Atlanta Snow – A 10,112 Mile Wide Problem

Heroin Highways: From China White to Mexican Mud to Atlanta Snow – A 10,112 Mile Wide Problem. In the first edition of this series of clandestine lab response, we covered methamphetamine related clandestine lab responses as well as some sampling/manufacturing methods. Today, we are shifting towards the ever growing opioid issue, specifically discussing heroin and fentanyl along with various other ...

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How would you handle a “Psychosomatic” incident?

Psychosomatic is reporting an event that maybe some of us have come in contact with before.  You’re called to an incident with many patients, possibly sickened by an unknown source.  You arrive to find no hazardous material, or clues present.  What is your protocol? Level A and monitor? Approach with less caution? It all started with a discussion of genetics ...

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Boston confronts cancer in the fire service

Fire service cancer

  HMN-Boston confronts occupational cancer head on. (Fox 25) BOSTON – One of Boston’s busiest firehouses is on Boylston Street, the home of Engine 33 and Ladder 15. Boston became the nation’s first paid fire department in the country in 1678. But no one ever expected the fire service to face what it’s facing today: the grave risk of cancer. ...

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