Industrial Fire Familiarization: You’re only as good as your Kinker

Industrial fire

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: You’re only as good as your Kinker. We all remember our first live fire training.  Perhaps our peers tried to hype it up by telling us what we were to expect, or what we needed to focus on, but once it came time to pick up that hose, we were assigned our first-ever hose position.  For ...

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The HazMat guys have answers

Haz mat guys

  HMN-Our brothers “The HazMat Guys” have recently launched a new series that we are very excited about. First of all, if you are not listening to “The HazMat Guys Podcast” do yourself a favor and check them out.  Mike and Bobby do an amazing job at breaking down Hazmat response topics on the Podcast platform that makes training relevant, ...

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The ERG Basics: 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook


Today, we are taking it back to the basics. The Emergency Response Guide (ERG), a tool for all responders. Whether you are a Hazmat Technician, Specialist, Awareness, or even not in the fire service but may have to use an ERG today we are going to run a quick refresher for you. So, remember this tiny little book everyone has ...

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“Back To It” in this weeks Buzz Blog!

Welcome back to the Buzz Blog fellow hazmatters, My apologies for the delay in getting this next blog out to everyone. I hope to get a new blog out to everyone every 2-3 weeks. I want to start out by offering condolences to the Burchett family, friends, Cecil Co. MD Dept. of Emergency Services and Singerly FD of Elkton MD ...

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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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Industrial Fire Familiarization: FDIC 2017

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: FDIC 2017 This year, I have been given the amazing opportunity to attend FDIC 2017 in Indianapolis. It will be my first time experiencing the event, and I’m looking forward to it greatly. As both an industrial, and municipal responder, I want to try and get in as much as possible to help me in both ...

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