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Firefighter hospitalized after Chelsea HAZMAT situation

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HMN-Fox 25 reports that Hydrogen Cyanide was found at a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority site.  Few details are available, however one firefighter was taken to the hospital from the scene due to fatigue related issues. CHELSEA, Mass. – Emergency crews responded to reports of a hazmat situation that unfolded at an MWRA facility in Chelsea early Tuesday morning. Few details ...

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Seven injured, including two Firefighters after Ammonia leak

HMN-7 people are injured including 2 firefighters after an Ammonia leak at in industrial complex warehouse. NBC Chicago provides more details.   Seven people, including two firefighters, were hospitalized late Monday night after a Hazmat situation at a northwest suburban warehouse. Streamwood police said officials responded to a fire alarm just after 11 p.m. at 1109 East Lake St., where ...

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Shrewsbury honors Ljunggren as outstanding firefighter

Firefighter Bob Ljunggren of Shrewsbury (second from left) holds the plaque proclaiming him 2016 Outstanding Firefighter as he gathers with his (l to r) daughter Samantha, wife Lynn, daughter Ashley, and colleague Firefighter David Hodgerney. Photo/submitted HMN- Shrewbury News  Shrewsbury – Firefighter Bob Ljunggren maintains a full work schedule with four jobs at different locations including the Shrewsbury Fire Department, ...

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CHICAGO – Semi Crash closes highways

HMN- Via Twisted Truckers Facebook “3/26/17 CHICAGO – Semi Crash w/ Injuries/Level 1 HazMat Kennedy Expy. and Kimball Ave. (Ambulance sent below to Kimball) – Photo by Steve Redick”   HazSim is a state of the art training tool, it equips your HazMat teams and first responders with a realistic situational learning experience. HazSim simulates Chemical and Radioactive (CBRNE) environments. ...

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Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility, Hazmat crews respond

HMN- Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility,”First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the idustrial  building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.” according to mlive.com MARNE, MI — Officials from numerous fire departments were dispatched Friday morning to an industrial fire in northeast Ottawa County. The fire, ...

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Hazmat at Harwich Fire Station

Update : From the Harwich Fire Department: Earlier today a Harwich Resident brought an envelope to the public safety complex that contained a white powder. The Harwich Fire Department requested a Tier 1 response (minor) from the Massachusetts HazMat Team to evaluate the substance. After a thorough investigation it was determine that the substance was not harmful and that the letter had ...

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60 firefighters, hazmat team on site of knocked Stanford lab fire

HMN- Fire at Medical School Building brings 60 firefighters, 9 engines, 5 trucks, 2 ambulances, 5 Command Chiefs and Hazmat. According to KRON4 PALO ALTO (KRON) — Palo Alto Fire crews knocked down a 3-alarm fire at Stanford University in Palo Alto after evacuating the surrounding area Saturday morning. Crews first reported the fire on Twitter around 7:45 a.m. in the ...

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Jimmy Coker-Named SC Emergency Management Association Volunteer/Citizen of the Year

HMN-Congratulations to Jimmy Coker from all us here at HazMatNation. “FLORENCE – Jimmy Coker, the fire chief of the Olanta Rural Fire Department, was awarded the Volunteer/Citizen of the Year last week at the South Carolina Emergency Management Association’s 2017 conference held in Myrtle Beach. Coker was recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Florence County Fire Service and ...

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Residents Evacuated While Hazmat team investigates chemical spill in Clinton, IA

HMN-Hazmat incident evacuated residents and businesses, according to KWQC News   “Clinton, IA (KWQC) Davenport hazmat and Clinton fire officials are investigating a chemical spill in the basement of a barber shop Wednesday night. Some residents in the area say they waited for nearly 6 hours to get back to their homes and businesses. Hazmat officials say they had to ...

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UASs Provided Hazardous Materials Drill View

HMN-Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Special Operations Division and hazardous material teams working alongside Orlando-based 329th (CBRN) Company to drill. See the full story and drone video from iHLS news. A fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) consisting of aerial drones and miniature aerostats were used to provide live situational awareness at a joint exercise between Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue (MDFD), the US ...

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