Training

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Turnarounds and Outages

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LPG Fires: Sometimes it’s about perspective

LPG

    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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Fentanyl Decontamination and Response Considerations

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Buzz Blog: WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND PART I

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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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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HazMat Decision Making

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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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Substance that triggered hazmat response in AnyTown ‘not dangerous’ – WWYD?

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Shaping an Industrial Leader

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Shaping an Industrial Leader All too often in the fire service we are subjected to leadership that leaves much to be desired. Whether it be a training session where an underprepared instructor tries to tell us about a subject that we can all tell is foreign to them, or it be an incident scene where officers can’t ...

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