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CHICAGO – Semi Crash closes highways

HMN- Via Twisted Truckers Facebook “3/26/17 CHICAGO – Semi Crash w/ Injuries/Level 1 HazMat Kennedy Expy. and Kimball Ave. (Ambulance sent below to Kimball) – Photo by Steve Redick”   HazSim is a state of the art training tool, it equips your HazMat teams and first responders with a realistic situational learning experience. HazSim simulates Chemical and Radioactive (CBRNE) environments. ...

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Hazmat Crews Called to Home After Report of Intruder

HMN- We cant help but think it went something like this  “Freeze your under arrest! Put your hands behind your back, this is the Poli… uh Hazmat Team!” Police investigation into a man breaking onto a residence results in an arrest and hazmat situation. “”   HANOVER, Mass. —An arrest has been made after a hazmat situation in Hanover. Hanover ...

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Propane tank explosion at Bluffton home kills one person

HMN- One person was dead after propane grill exploded according to WJCL News Bluffton, SC —One person is dead after a propane tank exploded near a grill outside of a Bluffton home. Bluffton Police say it happened in Bluffton’s Hampton Lake subdivision Sunday night. The cause of that explosion is now under investigation. WJCL will continue to update this story ...

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Hazmat at Harwich Fire Station

Update : From the Harwich Fire Department: Earlier today a Harwich Resident brought an envelope to the public safety complex that contained a white powder. The Harwich Fire Department requested a Tier 1 response (minor) from the Massachusetts HazMat Team to evaluate the substance. After a thorough investigation it was determine that the substance was not harmful and that the letter had ...

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Hazmat Crews Work to Remove Chemical Items at Franklin Home

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HMN- NBC Boston reports Hazmat crews and police are working to remove suspicious chemical items at a home in Franklin, Massachusetts.   Neighbors are stunned by an investigation unfolding inside a home in Franklin, Massachusetts, where hazmat crews worked Wednesday to remove suspicious chemical items. “I am absolutely flabbergasted,” said Jessica Tolmie. “I’ve lived here my whole life.” Responders were on ...

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One dead after multiple transport collision, chemical spill on Highway 401

HMN-Accident involving fluorosilicic acid contaminates 7 Firefighters, 3 Police Officers, 3 Paramedics & 17 civilians.  According to the Kingstonregion.com  one person was killed. OPP report that one male is deceased following the multi-vehicle pile-up and chemical spill that took place on Highway 401 in Leeds and Thousand Islands Township Tuesday afternoon. Ian Meville, 45, of Hamilton, was transported to hospital where ...

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VIPER Hazmat Team responds to butanol leak, one injured

HMN- Delaware County, Indiana the Muncie Star Press reported a contractor working at a clean up site was exposed to a unknown chemical as they were digging 55 gallon barrels out of the ground. A heavy equipment operator had crushed a unmarked barrel which sprayed the cab of the equipment with the substance. The operator was overcame by fumes and ...

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San Anselmo street closed during chemical suicide inquiry

HMN- The alarming number of chemical suicide happening in the US makes for a great discussion on how your unit will respond as first or second due! Check out this news article from San Anselmo ans marinij.com   The investigation of a suspected suicide involving chemicals inside a car prompted a six-hour road closure and hazardous materials cleanup Sunday in ...

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Stormont Vail ER closed after mercury spill

Topeka HazMat – Hazmat incident began late Monday and continued into early Tuesday According to CJOnline.com: Topeka Fire Department crews spent nearly four hours late Monday into early Tuesday cleaning up a hazardous materials spill that temporarily closed the emergency department at a local hospital, authorities said. The fire department’s hazardous materials unit responded around 10:30 p.m. Monday to a ...

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