Tag Archives: hazmat training

Buzz Blog: The Strength of a Nation

HMN- Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome to the next edition of the Buzz Blog. June has been a busy month in the world of hazmat for all of us. The IAFC Hazmat was held in Baltimore from June 15th-18th. I consider myself lucky to attend every year. It could not be more convenient to have the conference in my back ...

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Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Announcement

HMN- Our friends at Hazmat Management have announced training opportunities. The Chlorine Institute & TRANSCAER Announce the 2017 Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour & Webinar Schedule The Chlorine Institute (CI) recently announced its 2017 Chlorine Institute/TRANSCAER Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour and webinar schedule under the TRANSCAER program. All sessions are free ...

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Keeping prepared in PA with Somerset County HazMat Team

The Somerset County Hazardous Materials Response Team 600 hosted the TEEX MGT-348 Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents at the Region 13/Hazmat Building on January 21st and 22nd, 2017. The class was comprised of 44 first responders representing 22 agencies. The two day course objectives were as follows: Explain how to apply the lessons learned from actual bomb incidents ...

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Help local nonprofits with 6 OSHA/HAZMAT Guidelines

HMN- Do you have nonprofit organizations that deal in hazardous materials in your response area? 6 OSHA/HAZMAT Communication Guidelines that will prepare them and help you preplan for an incident. According to The Nonprofit Times  a publication described as “The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management” here are the six things they need to know. Many nonprofit managers might find their work ...

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Tech Talk: Building a strong Special Operations Team

HMN-Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. We are pooling our resources to answer all your questions and share your ideas. Building a strong Special Operations Team By Captain Todd Poland Fort Myers Fire Department Have you ever wondered how to get a special operations team started at your ...

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HAZMAT/EMS: Carbon Monoxide Emergencies

HMN- So what do the last three letters of problems spell…? EMS. When was the last time you specifically trained on EMS response and treatment of patients exposed to hazardous materials? For the time being lets think past rapid decon of the patient and focus on the meat and potatoes of recognition and treatment of medical patients, or responders, who ...

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Altoona, PA hazmat responders to complete exercise

HMN- These Pa hazmat responders are working together. Do you participate in LEPC, EMA, or OEM drills or exercises? Do you know what those acronyms even mean? “Local emergency responder are to participate in an exercise intended to prepare them for a mass-casualty incident involving hazardous materials. The table top exercise, announced by a Blair County Emergency Management Agency news ...

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Tech Talk: “Lego Drill”

The Lego Drill Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country.  This training tip, the Lego Drill, is from the “Tech Talk” originator Jason Rogers. As most training coordinators know, keeping things interesting can be a challenge. Sometimes just keeping the students awake is a challenge. Especially when you mention ...

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Hazmat situation at the Lewiston Post Office

HMN- HazMat News in the Nation from WKBW 7 News  LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) – A hazmat situation at the Lewiston Post Office on South 8th Street has sent seven to the hospital. Lewiston Police tell 7 Eyewitness News there was an unknown odor in the building, and that people reported “choking” just before 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. All seven employees ...

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