Training

How to handle Acid spills

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In the news this week Ft. Myers FL HazMat teams mitigated an Acid Spill. See Fox News Video below: Acids, or Corrosives, can be pretty nasty and require special handling as some acids can ‘eat’ through regular PPE as well as react and off-gas flammable Hydrogen. Here are a few multimedia training tips from The HazMat Guys and The HazMat ...

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Dramatic Explosion and a Mushroom Cloud Created Using 1,000 Sparklers and a Microwave Oven

Source: Mike Opelka The Blaze.com In the past, Swedish experimentalists Alexander and Benjamin Jönsson have posted videos of crazy stunts like sending a donut into space and exploding a microwave oven using a sealed bottle of water and some duct tape. Today, the brothers have delivered their latest YouTube experiment involving 1,000 sparklers and a microwave oven. The combination ends ...

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Mercury Spill Response

According to UpperMichigansource.com: ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Authorities have cleaned up what they called “a large mercury spill” Wednesday night in Gogebic County. The Upper Peninsula Regional Hazardous Materials Team was called out to a home in Erwin Township. A homeowner was cleaning the basement when a glass bottle of mercury was knocked over, breaking on the concrete floor. The homeowner ...

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One reason why BHO extractions end up as explosions

According to Chhun Sun of the Gazzette: It wasn’t until Thomas Chmielewski woke up and heard an explosion in his kitchen that he realized something went wrong in his attempt to make hash oil, according to his arrest affidavit. The explosion caused an early Sunday fire at his home on the 2500 block of San Marcos Drive in southeastern Colorado ...

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HazMat Decon drill in Mesa AZ – video

Mesa Az – Firefighters and hospital personnel practice mass decontamination of patients in multi-agency drill.   Related: Confined space rescue in Mesa Training: Disaster response has more than one patch – Phoenix area Special Ops teams rely on teamwork

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Tampa Mayor enters the HotZone – Video

Source: City of Tampa Full video

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The HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable – FOAM

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HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable – Tuesday, 915pm EST

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HazMat Training in California

HazMat Training California HazMat Firefighters from the Bay area experienced intense hands on training For the past few weeks firefighters from across several departments in the San Fransisco Bay area have been attending HazMat Technician school.  Fifty-six students participated in several hands on events as part of certification. HazMat training is provided to Bay Area Fire Departments by the  Industrial ...

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Amphibious HazMat – Team trains on getting in to difficult to reach places

Today members of County OEM, County Fire Marshals and HazMat trained on our Hydratrek. The Hydratrek is an amphibious vehicle that has multiple uses including water rescue and can be used for HazMat incidents along shorelines and hard to reach areas. The Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit, started in 1979, is one of New Jersey’s first regional emergency services and ...

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