Tag Archives: hazmat

Tech Talk: Flaring Propane 101

Tech Talk: “Flaring Propane 101” Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. This training topic is from Firefighter Ronald D. Huffman, Senior Instructor/Owner of Responder Training, Inc. Flaring or the burning of propane through a flare stack is done for multiple reasons. When the propane industry needs to service a tank ...

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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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Hazardous material at Berkeley Co. courthouse identified as heroin

Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports According to Live5News: MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) – Officials with Trident Health Systems say a substance found at the Berkeley County courthouse that sent people to the hospital has been identified as heroin. According to Berkeley County Government officials, more than five people were hospitalized after coming into contact with a substance ...

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3 dead in Key Largo construction incident – FF airlifted to Hospital

  3 dead in construction incident, FF Flown to Hospital   UPDATE-According to the Miami Herald, the firefighter was revived on scene with CPR, and is believed to now be in a coma. “We pulled the unresponsive firefighter out with the help of two sheriff’s deputies. He was nonresponsive. Not breathing. They used CPR and revived him.” According to CBSMiami.com: ...

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Woman in her 30s dies in a ‘chemical incident’ as at Bournemouth University hall of residence as fellow students are evacuated amid ‘explosion’ fears

HMN- United Kingdom. A woman in her 30s was found dead inside a flat at Bournemouth University. According to DailyMail A female student has died after being overcome from noxious fumes in a ‘chemical incident’ at a university halls of residence. The woman, who was in her 30s, was found unconscious inside her flat on the campus of Bournemouth University, Dorset, ...

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Commercial fire in Alexandria, VA, HAZMAT responds

    HMN-According to social media, a 2 alarm commercial fire occurred at an area gas station in Alexandria, VA.  HAZMAT was called in to assist. We are awaiting further details.    

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Mercury found in Indiana home Hazmat called In

HMN- Albany, Indiana. A HVAC technician located a one pound vile of liquid Mercury in a residential dwelling. Originally, 911 was called by the workers and emergency management was dispatched along with the Delaware County Hazardous Materials Team. The Albany Volunteer Fire Department was also called as units responded to their first due area. Hazmat technicians recovered the Mercury and ...

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Foul Philly odor not flatulence or gas leak but non-toxic chemical

According to Metro.us: A smell similar to rotten eggs that permeated many parts of Philadelphia Friday night wasn’t flatulence but the release of a non-toxic chemical, NBC10 reported. A sulfur-like scent can sometimes indicate a gas leak, according to Philadelphia Gas Works, so many residents flooded PGW and local authorities with concerned calls. The odor stretched from South Philly and ...

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HazMat Virginia – Hazmat team responds to ammonia leak

    HazMat Virginia According to The Progress Index: HOPEWELL, Virginia- A leak of ammonia from a manufacturing facility near downtown Hopewell brought a regional hazardous materials ( HazMat)  team to the city on Thursday evening. According to an alert from city officials, the leak occurred around 6:30 p.m. at a facility owned by Airgas in the 100 block of ...

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Ammonia Leak at Berkeley Lab Prompts Hazmat Response

Berkeley HazMat: Ammonia Leak at Berkeley Lab Prompts Hazmat Response No injuries or shelter-in-place order as leak was contained inside building, fire officials say According to NBC: Fire and hazmat crews in Berkeley responded to an ammonia release inside a lab in Berkeley on Thursday, according to the Berkeley Fire Department. Fire officials confirmed about 4:45 p.m. that there was ...

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