Boston confronts cancer in the fire service

Fire service cancer

  HMN-Boston confronts occupational cancer head on. (Fox 25) BOSTON – One of Boston’s busiest firehouses is on Boylston Street, the home of Engine 33 and Ladder 15. Boston became the nation’s first paid fire department in the country in 1678. But no one ever expected the fire service to face what it’s facing today: the grave risk of cancer. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: The Highs and Lows of the pH World

Industrial Fire Familiarization: The Highs and Lows of the pH World While many different ingredients and chemicals are used in the processing industry, there are a certain few standout materials that seem to be a recurring danger. Whether it be 0, or a 14, the extremes of the pH world are shall not be underestimated when it comes to an ...

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Buzz Blog: What you leave behind Part II Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog for Part II of What You Leave Behind. I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Virginia Hazmat Response Conference in the 2nd week of September. VA Hazmat is the oldest running hazmat conference in North America for more than 30 years ...

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HAZMAT Helmet cam

Helmet cam

HMN-Recently, the YouTube user “Logan Stewart” uploaded a helmet cam video of a Hazmat response to a possible fire, with sulfur smell associated.  The video shows his crews response where as an assignment they are a standby line for the incident. Do you have any helmet cam videos from hazmat responses or training we should feature? Send them our way! ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages Some of the most stressful times in a refinery or process area, are the intense workloads and dangerous conditions of outages and turnarounds. For those not in the industry, a “Turnaround”, or “Outage”, is a period of time where a process is shut down, de-inventoried, and overhauled for another round of production. If we’re ...

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