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Loudoun County responds to vehicle VS tanker

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HMN-Responders from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded to a tanker leaking as a result of an MVA WTOP reports. WASHINGTON — Virginia State Police are investigating a hazmat situation after an SUV and a tanker truck crashed in Loudoun County, causing the tanker to leak. The incident occurred on around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on West Colonial Parkway, just east ...

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Buzz Blog: WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND PART I

HMN- Hello fellow hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. I want to start of this edition by defining the word legacy. Legacy is:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. One could apply this definition in many different ways to their lives. In fire service terms I believe it boils down ...

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“What’s Up Wednesday”

HMN-It’s “What’s Up Wednesday”! Can you tell us what Guide Number you would use for this tanker from your ERG? #HazSim #HandsOnHazMat #ERG This “What’s Up Wednesday” is brought to you by HazSim. Keep training realistic! Over 100 HazSim systems in use across the U.S. Find out about demo’s in your area, available grants, hands on hazmat training, and pricing. ...

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Anthrax scare lands one in hospital for mental health evaluation

HMN-A man, covered in a white powder, claimed to be covered in anthrax in Vineland, NJ.  NJ.com reports that the man and his car were covered in a white powder. VINELAND — A man caused a HAZMAT situation Tuesday after claiming he was covered in anthrax. Vineland Police said they responded to an incident at the MedExpress Urgent Care Center ...

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Hydrogen Flouride Emergency Response

SWS Environmental Services Presents: Hydrogen Fluoride Emergency Response It’s a slow day at the station when a call comes in for a hazardous materials spill at a commercial car wash. Dispatch advises the caller reported the spilled hazmat is corrosive, but they did not give a chemical name. ▪ ERG advises guide 153 – Substances Toxic and/or Corrosive based on ...

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6 hospitalized at Manheim Auto Auction

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HMN-Details are limited,  however WHTM reports that a hazmat incident at the Manheim Auto Auction lead to the hospitalization of 6 people. The workers complained of smelling something odd, then exhibited “typical” exposure symptoms including nausea. MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) – A hazmat incident at the Manheim Auto Auction left six workers hospitalized Friday. Ambulances and fire trucks swarmed the facility ...

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Man rescued from sewer in Missouri

HAZMAT in a box: Unconscious man rescued from sewer. HMN-An unconscious man was rescued from an underground sewer with high H2S levels.  Fox 2 reports that it appears there was not sufficient ventilation in the confined space at the time. MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Fire and EMS are investigating after an unconscious man was rescued from an underground sewer Wednesday ...

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40 children hospitalized after chemical leak at YMCA

HMN-Reports from WSOC say that 42 people have been hospitalized; 40 of them being children, after a chemical leak at a North Carolina YMCA. DURHAM, N.C. – Emergency personnel in Durham said it was sodium hypochlorite which leaked at a YMCA, leading to an evacuation and sending six children to area hospitals. Authorities said 42 people, 40 of them children, ...

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