Tag Archives: fentanyl

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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18 SWAT officers sent to hospital after possible Fentanyl exposure

Fentanyl

HMN-CBS Pittsburgh reports that 18 SWAT officers were sent to the hospital after a raid left them ‘Dizzy’ and suffering from numbness.  The officers were exposed to an airborne contaminant, possibly fentanyl.   WEST END (KDKA) – More than a dozen officers were hospitalized after agents raided a home in the West End Wednesday morning. Around 6 a.m., several agencies, ...

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Three people overdose on Fentanyl in moving car

Fentanyl

HMN-Responders had to administer over 10 doses of Narcan to revive all three patients.  NECN reports that the three occupants passed out while driving down the street. Three people inside a Honda Odyssey are accused of overdosing on drugs and passing out as they were driving on Williams Street in Chelsea Friday afternoon. When first responders arrived, the three people ...

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1 dead/2 hospitalized after possible Fentanyl exposure

White powder

HMN-One mans death triggered an emergency response as white powder was found at the scene. The LA Times reports that the white powder may be the drug Fentanyl. A man’s death and the presence of a white powdery substance found inside a Santa Ana apartment Wednesday triggered a large emergency response when authorities feared the chemical could be lethal. When ...

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Fentanyl spill causes HAZMAT response

Fentanyl spill

  HMN-Duluth Police are working a HAZMAT situation after a Fentanyl spill occurred inside a patrol SUV.  AJC.com reports that two officers were transporting the drug from a crime lab when they noticed it had spilled.   Duluth police are working a hazmat situation after fentanyl spilled in a patrol SUV, police said Two officers were transporting fentanyl about 12:45 ...

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Man passes out in McDonald’s bathroom; Hazmat called

HMN-A man in a North Carolina McDonald’s was found to be unconscious on Tuesday.  WSOC reports that upon investigation, the man had Heroin and Fentanyl on his person.  The restaurant was evacuated and authorities, including a HAZMAT team were called in.   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A man was found Tuesday on the bathroom floor at the McDonald’s at Monroe Road ...

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97 pounds of Fentanyl seized in San Diego

Fentanyl

  HMN-Authorities have seized 97 pounds of Fentanyl in San Diego this week.  According to AP, this amount is enough to kill 14 Million people. Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. An indictment unsealed Monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 ...

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The DEA issues guidelines for handling Fentanyl, and other opiates

Fentanyl

HMN-Fentanyl has been a widely discussed topic in the world of first response as of recently. Today, the DEA issued a “Roll Call” video, as well as guidelines for handling this substance as well as other powerful opioids.  Please take the time out to share these notes at your next training session. Together through training we can learn to safely ...

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