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Industrial Fire Quiz ‘The Basics’

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Industrial Fire Quiz An Industrial Fire Quiz designed to help you improve your game and stay safe. Industrial Fire is unique and definitely requires special skills. As HazMatters we have many dangers to face. Many of us have Industrial Fire facilities in our first in. Find the answers the articles on Industrial Fire in HazMatNation.com.  This is the first in a ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Pipe Fittings

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: Pipe Fittings   As industrial fire professionals, it is important for us to understand our process we protect.  One of the most common ways to transport materials in our plants and refineries, is through sometimes elaborate systems of piping.   Pipe itself can be made of many different materials.  Some of them being common fiberglass or ...

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LAB-ID.net HazMat Lab Identification App

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LAB-ID.NET As mentioned on Episode 47 of THMG Roundtable here is the information on the new App by Todd Burton! Have you ever responded to a hazmat lab and couldn’t figure out what they were making? For Todd Burton, this question came up on several occasions so he decided to make it easier on himself and help others by developing ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Spherical Tanks

  HMN-Spherical tanks are a staple in modern LPG storage.  Their spherical shape makes them easy to spot, and for us, should make it easy to assume general hazards associated with the product inside.   What’s inside? Spherical tanks are designed so because they generally hold pressurized gases kept in liquid form. The pressures are generally higher than 15 psi, ...

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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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