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Tech Talk: Building a strong Special Operations Team

HMN-Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. We are pooling our resources to answer all your questions and share your ideas. Building a strong Special Operations Team By Captain Todd Poland Fort Myers Fire Department Have you ever wondered how to get a special operations team started at your ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Furnace tube rupture

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: Furnace Tube Rupture HMN-On this installment of Industrial Fire Familiarization, we will be going over industrial furnace tube rupture, and first in priority. What’s going on inside? Furnaces are generally used to raise the temperature of a product for processing means. It is not uncommon for these temperatures to be well over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Providing ...

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Do You Know Anything About Gas Station Safety?

HMN- How familiar with gas station operations are you and your team? Check out some safety features at gas stations from this video: Thanks Kevin Ryan of Baltimore, MD for sharing this info and video link.

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HAZMAT/EMS: Carbon Monoxide Emergencies

HMN- So what do the last three letters of problems spell…? EMS. When was the last time you specifically trained on EMS response and treatment of patients exposed to hazardous materials? For the time being lets think past rapid decon of the patient and focus on the meat and potatoes of recognition and treatment of medical patients, or responders, who ...

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Altoona, PA hazmat responders to complete exercise

HMN- These Pa hazmat responders are working together. Do you participate in LEPC, EMA, or OEM drills or exercises? Do you know what those acronyms even mean? “Local emergency responder are to participate in an exercise intended to prepare them for a mass-casualty incident involving hazardous materials. The table top exercise, announced by a Blair County Emergency Management Agency news ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Floating Roof Tanks

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Floating Roof Tanks   HMN-Floating roof tanks are common forms of storage at many industrial sites, especially those processing or storing petroleum based products.  Familiarizing yourself with their anatomy will give you the upper hand on any emergency involving one of these tanks.   Anatomy These tanks are built as a hollow shell, with a movable, floating ...

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Well Blowout, and What We Should Consider

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Training Tips for Firefighter and Industrial Trainers

HMN- This episode gives great Training Tips for the  Firefighter, and  Industrial Training  BA/SCBA users alike! Need a confidence builder for your team? Join the conversation on cutting edge ideas and how to keep people engaged and entertained during your next  school, or class, training event. Like Bobby & Mike say “Don’t just get on the Job, Get into the ...

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Tech Talk: “Lego Drill”

The Lego Drill Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country.  This training tip, the Lego Drill, is from the “Tech Talk” originator Jason Rogers. As most training coordinators know, keeping things interesting can be a challenge. Sometimes just keeping the students awake is a challenge. Especially when you mention ...

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Hazmat situation at the Lewiston Post Office

HMN- HazMat News in the Nation from WKBW 7 News  LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) – A hazmat situation at the Lewiston Post Office on South 8th Street has sent seven to the hospital. Lewiston Police tell 7 Eyewitness News there was an unknown odor in the building, and that people reported “choking” just before 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. All seven employees ...

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