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DEA hazmat team cleaning up scene of fentanyl raid that led to officer-involved shooting

HMN- As more potent drugs arrive so do more dangerous labs in our communities across the nation. To put things in perspective. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Where Fentanyl is used as part of anesthesia to help prevent pain after surgery or other medical procedure. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent being measured in micrograms, while Morphine being ...

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Industrial fire familiarization: Hydrogen Sulfide

Industrial fire familiarization: Hydrogen Sulfide       HMN-Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is a common threat in our industrial environment. Most are taught about the rotten egg smell, and ability to dull the olfactory sense in large doses, but do we really understand it’s presence in our processes? What exactly is it? H2S is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas ...

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Chemical Spill Contained at Kansas State Bio Lab

HMN- Research lab at Kansas State calls FD after chemical spill. News according to KSAL.com  “Authorities responded to a chemical spill Tuesday evening at the Biosecurity Research Institute on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan. According to the school, the Manhattan Fire Department responded at 5:31 p.m. Oct. 25, for a chemical spill at the Biosecurity Research Institute, ...

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Mississippi Home Explosion Caused by Propane Leak Kills 2

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HMN- A continued trend in gas explosions claims another life, this time is was husband and wife. Officials say two people were killed in a house explosion in Newton County. Coroner Danny Shoemaker tells The Clarion-Ledger that an 81-year-old man and 78-year-old woman died in the explosion Saturday night. Irven Skinner, a fire official, told WTOK-TV that it was a ...

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House Explosion In Noblesville Indiana

House Explosion  Picture Credit: RTV6 HMN- Noblesville, Indiana. A gas explosion destroyed a home under construction Sunday afternoon.The house is in a development called Turnberry at The Park near 166th Street and Summer Road. Captain Todd Estes, PIO for the Fire Department confirmed the responding units arrived and gas could still be heard hissing from the residence. Fire crews quickly secured the gas ...

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Polk County Florida Special Operations Unit responded to hazmat call at Sheriff’s Office

HMN- White powder or suspicious suspect packages. HazMat is ever evolving and continues not just to be a fire service program. Are you training with your local EMS, Hospitals and law enforcement? This story is from The Ledger.com LAKELAND — Polk County Fire Rescue’s Special Operations Unit responded to a hazmat call Friday afternoon at a Polk County Sheriff’s Office ...

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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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Nearly 1000 gallons of diesel spill into Pompano Beach, FL. storm drain

HMN-Responding to a diesel spill of this size would take some special consideration. What is your choice for monitoring devices and tactics? See the full story on ABC10News    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The Broward County Fire Rescue hazmat team worked Sunday to clean up 800 – 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel that flowed into a storm drain in Pompano ...

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From Wild To Mild Hazmat Rolls On Hot Sauce

HMN-They make a sauce called “Hazmat” but we do not think this was what anyone had in mind when 911 was called. According to Infourm.com it was soy and hot sauce. This article make me want chicken teriyaki hot wings for dinner!   WEST FARGO—Leaking hot sauce and soy sauce combined with cleaning materials to create a suspicious goop that caused some ...

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