Tag Archives: decon

Industrial company to decon USPS facility after HAZMAT incident

HMN-An industrial company is expected to decontaminate a USPS facility after a HAZMAT incident leaves some with rashes.  The exact source of the incident is undetermined at this time.  (CBS 6)   The USPS Albany Processing and Distribution Center on Old Karner Road in Colonie will remain closed Sunday following a hazmat situation. The Albany County Fire Coordinator says three ...

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PPE And Decon Recommendations for Fentanyl

HMN-The Interagency Board has realeased PPE and Decon recommendations for Fentanyl.  Click below to check them out. IAB First Responder PPE and Decontamination Recommendations for Fentanyl Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the ...

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Woman exposed to Lead Oxide in California


According to the East Bay Times: SAN JOSE — Firefighters are responding to a hazardous materials incident involving a patient at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, a fire department spokesman said. An air ambulance brought in a woman from Hollister to the hospital at 751 S. Bascom Ave., Fire Capt. Mitch Matlow said. The patient was decontaminated ...

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Tech Talk: Making DECON On Wheels

HMN-Today we visit Captain Greg Michael, from the Delaware County, Indiana hazardous material team. Captain Michael took a 24 foot car trailer with a diamond plate floor and turned it into a plug and play water ready mobile decontamination  trailer. The unit itself has heating and air-conditioning which makes it a valuable resource during inclement weather. It can also be ...

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Decontamination area set up at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital.

UPDATE 8/11/16 @ 3:32 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — The decontamination area at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital is being torn down. Those with the Charleston Fire Department say the HazMat decontamination area was set up for patients who had been contaminated while doing work at a school in Clay County. Charleston Fire Captain Les Smith says a few ...

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5 people treated and 1 hospitalized after chemical incident

HMN- Responders report five people being treated on scene and one transported to the hospital. Aside from the entry for hazmat, what are your concerns for scene management ? Are you thinking decontamination and PPE for EMS response? Communication with the receiving hospital? Signs and symptom management to assist with your incident recon? Check out a few job aid resources ...

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