LPG Fires: Sometimes it’s about perspective


    HMN-Recently, at an industrial fire training, I got some great helmet cam footage of some very experienced firefighters honing in on new skills, and brushing up on old ones.  I was able to capture a great shot that illustrates the effect of nozzle patterns, and draft, on a LPG fire. In the following photo, take note of the ...

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“Black Stone” becoming a new chemical suicide go-to

Chemical suicide

  HMN-In 2017 so far, 128 people have used the poison paraphenylenediamine for suicide. Chemical suicide is becoming a serious threat to EMS responders and rescuers alike. provides more. BAHAWALPUR-Black stone or paraphenylenediamine has become a major facilitator in the suicides being committed by women commonly due to financial difficulties, domestic disputes and poverty. Despite a ban on its sale, ...

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HMN- Hello fellow hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. I want to start of this edition by defining the word legacy. Legacy is:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. One could apply this definition in many different ways to their lives. In fire service terms I believe it boils down ...

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“What’s Up Wednesday”

HMN-It’s “What’s Up Wednesday”! Can you tell us what Guide Number you would use for this tanker from your ERG? #HazSim #HandsOnHazMat #ERG This “What’s Up Wednesday” is brought to you by HazSim. Keep training realistic! Over 100 HazSim systems in use across the U.S. Find out about demo’s in your area, available grants, hands on hazmat training, and pricing. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1)

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1) Some of the largest hurdles to clear when becoming an industrial firefighter are understanding how process equipment works, and what exactly we are making. The knowledge of how different pieces of process equipment work, I believe, is vital to the success of an industrial responder. Being able to identify what a piece ...

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Hydrogen Flouride Emergency Response

SWS Environmental Services Presents: Hydrogen Fluoride Emergency Response It’s a slow day at the station when a call comes in for a hazardous materials spill at a commercial car wash. Dispatch advises the caller reported the spilled hazmat is corrosive, but they did not give a chemical name. ▪ ERG advises guide 153 – Substances Toxic and/or Corrosive based on ...

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PPE And Decon Recommendations for Fentanyl

HMN-The Interagency Board has realeased PPE and Decon recommendations for Fentanyl.  Click below to check them out. IAB First Responder PPE and Decontamination Recommendations for Fentanyl Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the ...

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