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Buzz Blog: What you leave behind Part II Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog for Part II of What You Leave Behind. I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Virginia Hazmat Response Conference in the 2nd week of September. VA Hazmat is the oldest running hazmat conference in North America for more than 30 years ...

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Fentanyl, along with other drugs, involved in Warwick HAZMAT situation


  HMN-Fentanyl, along with other drugs, found to be involved in a Warwick, RI HAZMAT situation. WPRI reports that the substances were found to have contributed to officers falling ill after checking in on a homeless camp. WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The substance that contributed to Warwick police employees falling ill while checking on a homeless encampment in the woods ...

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HAZMAT Helmet cam

Helmet cam

HMN-Recently, the YouTube user “Logan Stewart” uploaded a helmet cam video of a Hazmat response to a possible fire, with sulfur smell associated.  The video shows his crews response where as an assignment they are a standby line for the incident. Do you have any helmet cam videos from hazmat responses or training we should feature? Send them our way! ...

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“Smoke Showing” turns to HAZMAT call


HMN-Firefighters in Conway, South Carolina initially responded to a “smoke showing” call at a Sunhouse gas station.  Once on scene they quickly realized they had patients, and a Hazmat scene. (WPDE) Conway, S.C. (WPDE) — Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue and Conway Fire treated several patients after a Friday morning call about a fire at the Sunhouse gas station ...

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I-495 shut down due to HAZMAT involved fire

Industrial fire

  HMN-I-495 was shut down after a tractor trailer carrying a mixed load, was found to be ablaze.  WCVB reports that the blaze burned for hours, and the trailer was carrying both liquid and solid materials. ANDOVER, Mass. — Interstate 495’s northbound section is expected to be closed through the evening commute to due an early fire sparked by a ...

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HAZMAT called to death investigation near Indy

Hazmat death

HMN-WISH reports that a Hazardous Materials team was called out Saturday morning to a death investigation, where officers discovered a suspicious substance.  One IMPD officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution after the substance was found. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A hazardous materials team was called out to a Saturday morning death investigation after officers located a suspicious substance. ...

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County HAZMAT drill includes local hospital

County hazmat

HMN-Multi agency drills are a great way to strengthen the bonds of local responders. But often do we include our local healthcare providers? From hospitals to ambulance services, HAZMAT doesn’t end with the engines.  Wilcoxrangenews provides more. In the scenario, a white powder, later identified in the drill as ricin, had been thrown at movie theater patrons in Sierra Vista ...

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Emergency response tattoos

  HMN- Hey guys! A few weeks back we asked you to show us your emergency response related tattoos. Here’s just a small selection of what we received! Thanks for the submissions!   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 ...

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Loudoun County responds to vehicle VS tanker


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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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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