Tag Archives: explosion

Editorial: How can anyone trust ExxonMobil after the Torrance refinery explosion? – From Torrance Daily Breeze

Good neighbor? Below is an editorial on ExxonMobil’s refinery in Torrance CA by the Daily Breeze. How can the public trust ExxonMobil after the Torrance refinery exploded? It seems at nearly every turn since the blast shook the community more than six months ago, the oil giant has tried to duck public scrutiny, leaving residents wondering about their own safety. ...

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More Raw video from PHX HazMat Fire 9/9/15

Source: YouTube thesacredsage More on the PHX Fire Special Ops here

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Phoenix Hazmat Fire Coverage – Video

Source: Fox 10 Phoenix  

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Propane Tank Response – Case Study (Size-up Sunday)

Propane Tank Response Response to report of leaking propane cylinder, what do you do? This could be a hazmat, single engine, or full assignment response depending on dispatch – you are first in. Park at safe distance, up wind and not becoming an ignition source – check En route fire up gas monitor, if you have one, and make sure ...

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State media: China firm used connections for hazmat permit

Source: Sentinal Republic  August 21, 2015 12:34 am A week ago, massive explosions rocked the north-eastern coastal city of Tianjin, China, killing at least 114 people and 57people missing. The Chinese government’s relationship with journalists should be more like the relationship Western governments have with reporters, some of the largest state media outlets now say. “The first company said it ...

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Tianjin Explosions Update: Rain Could Release Poisonous Hydrogen Cyanide Amid Major Cleanup

Source: IBtimes Update as of 7 a.m. EDT: China’s securities regulator urged the country’s financial institutions to help relief efforts in the port city of Tianjin, which suffered widespread damage from multiple explosions last week, Reuters reported Monday. Insurance companies are working to set up a 24-hour service to handle claims related to the Tianjin disaster, which could generate total insurance losses of ...

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China blast zone evacuated over chemical contamination fears

Source: AP By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Updated 4:13 am, Saturday, August 15, 2015 TIANJIN, China (AP) — New small explosions rocked a disaster zone in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Saturday, as authorities pulled out an additional survivor and began evacuating the area to clean up chemical contamination nearly three days after massive explosions touched off the crisis. ...

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River catches fire sparking nuclear war panic in Moscow

Source: Press Examiner/Youtube Videos and pictures of the smoke began flooding social media as speculation and panic spread quickly as to what was going on. Or something is burning. Dense smoke rose hundreds of metres into the air above the Russian capital’s bright blue afternoon sky, RT reported. It only took the fire brigades about 15 minutes to deal with ...

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(Tianjin explosion) Hazmat team descends on devastation; fatalities rise to 50

Source: The Standard A team of 214 military specialists trained to handle nuclear and biochemical materials has arrived in Tianjin, where explosions are believed to have been caused by volatile chemicals on site. The personnel, all from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Area Command, left Beijing at noon. They are led by Deputy General Chief of Staff ...

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Rolling Restaurant Roll-overs – Unique Hazard Considerations

HMN  Staff Video Source: NBC KXAN More and more food trucks are on the road and create a unique set of hazards for first responders beyond ordering the ‘Ultimate Burrito’.  In an accident there may be unrestrained victims in the rear with burn injuries from the ‘kitchen’ in addition to traumatic injuries.  Refrigerants and hot cooking oil are two unique ...

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