Training

Confined Space Rescue “ Case Study“ Part 3

Editors Note:  This is Part 3 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.   Click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2 of article, above is video of incident.  We start this article with a review and key points to consider.   On August 25, 2014 a worker entered a 3×3 entrance to ...

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HazMat Situational Awareness – Making sense of scent

It is not that we as hazmatters want to smell a chemical agent but that we as professionals better know what it smells like. Besides PPE problems such as suit breakthrough or poorly fitting mask another good reason to have an idea of the scents that are associated with the bad stuff is the valuable information we receive from our ...

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Exploding manholes point to larger problem

Reposted from: POSTED 8:12 PM, FEBRUARY 3, 2015, BY JAMES FORD, UPDATED AT 10:14AM, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Eighteen hours after a manhole explosion seriously injured a passerby, a similar explosion a few blocks away forced an evacuation, and left residents without power. The close proximity of the two fires is unusual, but the frequency of ...

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CSB Releases New Safety Video Entitled “Shock to the System” Offering Key Lessons for Preventing Hydraulic Shock in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

  Latest Safety Video Includes Detailed Animation of 32,000- Pound Release of Ammonia in Alabama which Led to Offsite Injuries Including Multiple Hospitalizations in 2010 Washington, D.C, March 26, 2015 – Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its latest safety videodetailing key lessons from the release of 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia that occurred at Millard Refrigerated Services ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 2

Editors Note:  This is Part 2 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.   Click here to view Part 1 including news video of incident.   Sometimes there is not enough emphasis on the basics such as metering – which aid in your survivability profile and decisions such as PPE, Ventilation, and decon of both personnel ...

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Would YOU want YOU to rescue YOU?

  Already three months in to 2015 and your emergency response team likely has a training calendar to keep things focused throughout the year and cover what is important.  Fire, HazMat, Police, Private, Municipal, Federal, Paid, or Volunteer we at HazMatNation would like to remind everyone of our mantra: Would YOU want YOU to rescue YOU? If your answer is not ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 1

Editors Note: Confined space rescue is generally placed in the technical rescue discipline, however anybody that instructs or has been on confined space incidents knows that hazardous materials are involved, perhaps, more times than not.  This is Part 1 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.  Each training point aims to improve your response to ...

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Overtime at knockdown: Hidden IDLH game begins at overhaul

Under active fire conditions the dangers are extreme and the stakes are high. Upon the declaration of knock-down the fire should be out, victims saved, and acute hazards controlled. The game is not over. The long term carcinogenic by-products of combustion remain and may even be worse than under active fire conditions. When overhaul begins think of it as the ...

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BLEVE Training Video

Credit to Dangerous Goods Vids

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Dangers of smoke and the toxic twins – Excellent video by Fire Smoke Coalition

  // Post by Fire Smoke Coalition.

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