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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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HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable Episode 24 – HazMat at terror events

  Join the Haz Mat Guys Nation Roundtable in less than 12 hours! Set your alarm 9:25 on Google or click the link here to watch on  YouTube!  

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Chemical spill in Riverside County injures 16, including firefighter

HMN-Dateline Riverside California, more than a dozen people from one incident were transported to local hospitals during a chemical spill. Most suffered respiratory irritating complaint according to the LA Times. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the spill and origin of the irritant. Sixteen people, including a firefighter, were injured Thursday in a chemical spill at an Eastvale food distribution ...

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Radioactive Monkey Urine and Portable Meth Labs: Just Another Day on the Hazmat Squad

HMN- Our very own Phil Ambrose was highlighted in an article on VICE by Tiffany Thompson in a  feature article on a day in the life on the hazmat squad. Make sure you stop by and say “Hi” to Phil at the Baltimore HazMat Conference or any Tuesday night on The Hazmat Guys Nation Round-table!  9:15 est.   From ricin to ...

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60 homes evacuated for ‘major natural gas leak’ in Maryland

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HMN- Evacuations are no laughing matter and the man power it takes can be staggering. Where are the citizens going and how are you going to communicate with them once they are displaced. The basic creature comforts are not an option, they are necessary to maintain order. So what comes first life safety or stopping the leak? How would you ...

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The Haz Mat Guys Nation Episode 23 – Florida Highway Deaths

Here we discuss recent Florida Highway Deaths and Propane burn off in FL.  

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There’s no “P” in our Pool!

HMN- Since this is considered the unofficial pool opening weekend in middle America, what better time to pose the question: “What do you really know about all those chemicals that you’re using?”  I would like to ask those people shopping the pool aisle if they have ever had a bad chemical experience?  As I recall during my summers working as ...

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