Tag Archives: firefighter

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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Firefighters, hazardous materials officials puzzled by source of fuel spill

HMN- Pennsylvania According to Pittsburgh Action News 4 firefighters and hazardous materials officials puzzled by source of fuel spill in the Yough River. SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — Firefighters and Fayette County hazardous materials officials are searching for the source of a suspected fuel spill in the Youghiogheny River in South Connellsville. The substance was discovered in the river around 8:30 ...

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Buzz Blog: HAZMAT ON VACATION

“HAZMAT ON VACATION” Hello Fellow Hazmatters! Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. As you may know from my previous blog that i was on a two week vacation to the Caribbean. I spent some of my time wondering about hazardous materials and where i might encounter them on my trip. I know pretty pathetic right?? Two ...

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6 People Injured in Explosion at Minnesota Truck Plant

HMN- According to ABC News  6 injured after an explosion.   A truck plant explosion in a small southeastern Minnesota town injured six people Wednesday but many more employees could have been hurt, authorities said. Many employees at McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc. in Dodge Center who would have been in the area of the paint shop explosion were off-site at ...

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