Training

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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Hazmat situation at the Lewiston Post Office

HMN- HazMat News in the Nation from WKBW 7 News  LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) – A hazmat situation at the Lewiston Post Office on South 8th Street has sent seven to the hospital. Lewiston Police tell 7 Eyewitness News there was an unknown odor in the building, and that people reported “choking” just before 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. All seven employees ...

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Firefighters hurt in explosion during training

HMN-Three firefighters injured in an apparent explosion during live fire training in Massachusetts. This story from WCVB5 Boston. SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Three Massachusetts firefighters are recovering after being injured in an apparent explosion during a Massachusetts Fire Academy training. The Springfield Republican reports two unnamed firefighters from South Hadley were hospitalized and later released after a Tuesday explosion at ...

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3 State Police Officers being treated after chemical spill on I-25

HMN- Liquid Oxygen was spilled and multiple police officers were treated after responding to the spill on September 22, 2016. Video report from the incident from KOB.COM here.      State police say Interstate 25 traffic is now open in both directions after a previous closure. Earlier Thursday, all lanes were closed in both directions on Interstate 25 North and South ...

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HazMat Narcan Survey

Narcan Survey To help our fellow teams across the HazMatNation we are doing a quick survey on who carries Naloxone (Narcan) on their HazMat Rig. We will share the general (confidential) results here as well as email results to those who participate.

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HazMat Specialist Training in Nor Cal by IEC

HazMat Specialist Training HMN- Another great video by Todd Burton of IEC/San Diego County HazMat of recent HazMat Specialist Training.  If you follow any of our material Todd is often referred to as ‘The Google of HazMat’.   Todd also recently developed a decision matrix and app to assist with determining drug vs. explosives lab. HazMat Specialist – A HazMat ...

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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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