Training

Reference cards to sort out the difficult calls

HMN – Thanks to Todd Burton and IEC for providing reference cards to help with decision making during those difficult calls. Todd created the cards ‘to help hazmatters distinguish between drug labs and explosives labs’ and ads ‘I hope it is a nugget you can add to your tool box’. Todd, who is a specialized hazmat responder in San Diego ...

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The HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable E27: IED’s and News, tonight.

Episode 27 – Tuesday 9:15pm EST

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Odor leads to Hazmat response, evacuation in Pawtucket, RI.

HMN- A government building was evacuated when a strong odor was noticed. Because it’s a government facility, it probably should be considered a target of opportunity for hate groups and all threats should be taken seriously. See the video from News 10. PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WJAR) — Firefighters evacuated approximately 100 people from a building at 249 Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket ...

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Check out the Pa. Hazmat Conference !

HMN- Join the Pennslvania  hazmat conference coming up in August. 

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“Rail is still the safest, cleanest way to move hazardous materials”

HMN- As reported by The Spokesman-Review:  The recent train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, drives home the importance of transportation safety and emergency response preparations. It also puts a spotlight on the hazardous materials that are essential to supporting jobs and maintaining public health. Slamming the brakes on shipments of hazardous materials by rail could have unintended consequences, such as damaging ...

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Threats to first responders changes response protocols in Alabama

HMN- To all the brothers and sisters out there no matter if you wear blue, tan, or any other color of uniform everyday we all need to lookout for one another. Although this story isn’t directly hazmat related it is concerning to us all. Aside from the dangers of everyday response the added stress of watching over each other can ...

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HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable Episode 25 IAFC Recap, Pool Chemicals

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Hazardous material unit called to post office

HMN- Working and knowing your metering systems is one of our many tools to solve the unknowns. Knowing the tricks of the trade and how do we solve for X are key. Don’t forget to pass the knowledge to the new guy or just have the discussion to stay sharp! Original Story at LI HEROLD The Merrick Fire Department and the Nassau County Hazardous ...

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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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Detroit hazmat cleanup described as “an organic, acidic corrosive liquid.”

HMN- Semi-truck crashes on I-94 ramp in Detroit, prompting hazmat cleanup. According to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers website. The corrosion of materials by organic acids is complicated by the virtually unlimited number of possible compounds. The corrosion of metals by organic acid is often confounded by trace impurities such as oxygen and metallic salts. This paper concentrates on ...

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