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Raw Video – Vault explosion in Florida

Video: Youtube Underground transformer explosion causes fire, power outage According to Fox 13: ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – An underground transformer exploded Monday evening in downtown St. Petersburg, shooting flames and smoke from under the sidewalk and leaving businesses in the dark. As of Tuesday morning, power was back on, but it was still unclear what caused the explosion. “All of ...

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Breaking News from Sarasota, Fl.

HMN- A Sarasota area Planned Parenthood was evacuated Monday morning after people began to suffer from shortness of breath. Eight people were transported to the local hospital with what are described as respiratory symptoms.   Full story here

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Terrorist in the middle east carrying out chemical experiments on its prisoners as it moves labs into residential neighbourhoods

HMN- With the international threat of CBRNE terrorism how are you preparing? Not only hazmat teams but all public safety in your jurisdiction should be aware of ongoing dangers and threats. Stay safe brothers and sisters.   The full story from The Telegraph here  Islamic State has moved its chemical weapons operation to densely populated residential areas and is testing ...

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FIRE DOUSED AT SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA REFINERY

According to WPVI: SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Firefighters have doused a fire that sparked a hazmat situation at a refinery in Southwest Philadelphia. The incident happened at Philadelphia Energy Solutions in the 3000 block of Penrose Avenue. Related: Chemical Safety Board – Torrance Refinery Expolsion

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The Gray Area – Where Rescue meets HazMat – Chemical Suicide Case Study

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First in considerations and a look in to exclusive interview with Chemical Suicide survivor (Link to Video or see below) Phil Ambrose had the opportunity to talk about a case study on Chemical Suicide and First In considerations at firextalk in Pasadena earlier this year. ‘Late last year volunteer firefighters in Indiana donned SCBA and performed a rescue on an individual ...

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Nitric acid prompts hazmat emergency in Arizona

According to ABC15: GLENDALE – Glendale Fire officials say nitric acid at a manufacturing business prompted a two-alarm hazardous materials response on Monday afternoon. Fire officials say employees at an electroplating company near 53rd Avenue and Camelback Road were filling a nitric acid container when it started reacting with aluminum. Phoenix Police Department also provided information about the incident, stating ...

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Explosion caused by detached gas pipe – CNG/LNG Training

Oakland Road apartment complex explosion caused by detached gas pipe According to Greg Buelow of The Gazzette:  Cedar Rapids public safety spokesperson, the explosion was caused due to a gas line that was disconnected from the gas water heater in the apartment unit where the explosion originated. Full Article   Training The HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable Gas Leaks LNG/CNG Podcast ...

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What you don’t know will hurt you. The modern battery.

Forget about the Rise of the Machines! It is the batteries we should be worried about. We have learned that over-charging of the lead acid batteries release Hydrogen which can cause false hits for CO (carbon monoxide) on our meters. Turns out the modern battery, which is critical to the advancement of ‘clean’ fuel alternatives, comes with a new set ...

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Explosion leaves gas station store in rubble

According to Fox* Cleveland: ASHLAND, Ohio- Residents blocks from the Mobile Mart on East Main Street were shaken from their sleep early Tuesday by a powerful explosion that left the building in rubble. The explosion happened about 3:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived they say they discovered the building blown apart but very little fire. A back wall of the building ...

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Ammonia leak evacuates White Castle manufacturing plant

According toCHRISTINA SCHAEFER with WRGT: More than 100 employees at the White Castle manufacturing plant in Vandalia had to be evacuated Tuesday morning for an ammonia leak. Quality Assurance Manager, Whitney Baker said an independent contractor was working on the ammonia system this morning, May 3, when a small leak was detected. Baker said the leak was contained to one ...

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