Tag Archives: chemical awareness

“Chemical” sends 8 police officers to hospital in Indiana

HMN-Accounts from the scene are that 8 police officers have been transported. RTV6 Indianapolis reporting a “chemical agent” was present during a raid.   KOKOMO, Ind. — Kokomo police are investigating a hazmat situation on the north side of the city that sent at least eight officers to the hospital. According to witnesses at the scene, the incident began around ...

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Hazardous materials call turns out to be mix of household chemicals

HMN- According to the  Columbia Daily Tribune a smoking trash bag brought out the hazmat team. Light smoke coming from a trash bag that garbage collectors found in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood Thursday turned out to be caused by a chemical reaction from mixing two household cleaners. Columbia Fire Department crews were sent to the 1500 block of Windsor Street at ...

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Chemical spill clears Oregon HS science lab

HMN- Firefighters responded Friday to chemical spill in science lab storage closet at Redmond High School in Oregon according to KTVZ Channel 21. (Photo: Redmond Fire and Rescue) REDMOND, Ore. – (Update: More details from fire marshal) A chemical spill in a storage closet at Redmond High School on Friday prompted evacuation and sealing of the classroom and sent two teachers ...

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Possible exposure after acid spill at Oxnard recycling center “slight radiation was detected”

HMN-“The material was described as a radiological substance, according to an initial report filed with the state’s Office of Emergency Services. ” and “slight radiation was detected” according to the Ventura County Star. Rescuers responded to a report of two people exposed to a chemical spill at a recycling center in Oxnard just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the spill took place ...

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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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Four sheriffs sent to hospital after hazmat incident at Kamloops courthouse

HMN- Canadian officials respond to the local  courthouse to a report of a possible hazmat incident according to CBC News.      Kamloops RCMP say four sheriffs and one prisoner were taken to hospital after an incident at the Kamloops courthouse late Wednesday afternoon. According to police, when a prisoner who was suspected to be in possession of a bag ...

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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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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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THE GREAT DEBATE PART III

Hello again fellow Hazmatters, Welcome back to the Buzz Blog for Part III of the Great Debate. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read the Blog. I appreciate the comments, debate and new friends that have come with this blog. I see it as a privilege to be a part of the greatest profession the world. ...

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California chemical company indicted on smuggling charges

HMN- According to the East Bay Times the California chemical company, AK Scientific, mislabeled hazmat loads as non hazmat. This fundamentally undermines the job of responding units should a spill require emergency response. Chemical and physical properties of spills are the basis of PPE selection and mitigation tactics as responders use the labeling for decision making. UNION CITY, CA. — A ...

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