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HAZMAT INCIDENT CAUSES CONFUSION AND SPECULATION

HMN- Pennsylvania. A former garment factory was the scene of a hazmat incident that had personnel trying to determine what the chemical leaking from a drum in the basement was. “And then everyone started running and for a little while no one knew what was going on. Then a firefighter came inside and said everyone out, get in you cars and ...

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Hot pepper cooking leads to HAZMAT evacuation of high-rise building

HMN-This isn’t you grandma’s chili powder! This story was brought to you from 13wham.com ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) – Emergency crews were called to a high-rise apartment building in Rochester Monday after someone microwaved a hot pepper. Initial reports came in around 10:20 a.m. for a HAZMAT situation at the building on Van Auker Street near Atkinson Street.   “I went ...

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Chemistry Lab Found Hazmat Team Called In

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HMN-  Is it the science or is it more simple than that; maybe we just drive big trucks and that makes this job so interesting ?  But, every day in hazmat it’s something different! Today the excitement comes from West Hartford, Connecticut.   (AP) – Authorities say hazmat crews were called to a Connecticut home to remove potentially hazardous materials ...

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Man “Cooks” His Own Urine

HMN-We can’t make this stuff up. The title should be “man cooks urine, hazmat is P.O.’ed”   AMHERST — Urine was the source of a strong smell that prompted a state Hazardous Materials Response team and bomb squad to evacuate tenants from Brandywine Apartments in North Amherst on Wednesday, according to an Amherst fire official. The tenant responsible for creating ...

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Hazmat called to Wendy’s, where’s the beef?

HMN- How many times do you respond to an unknown? A great many of our calls we are asked to “Solve for Y” to ensure the safety of the public and the piece of mind it brings. If you are asked to “Solve for Y”, how do you process the information? Who makes the final call on safe or unsafe? According ...

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Kindergarten Chemicals: Cleaning products cause situation at daycare

HMN-Routine calls, is there such a thing? Great job Albuquerque Fire Department and for going above and beyond hanging out with the kids and giving them snacks. Albuquerque Fire Department crews responded to a daycare at Friday afternoon to deal with a hazmat incident. According to AFD officials, a clogged toiled treated with several cleaning products caused three women to ...

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When your B.O. causes a Hazmat scene

This is why a hazmat team evacuated a U-District church and daycare According to news out of Seattle (mynorthwest.com): A can of Axe body spray is being blamed for an incident that had the Seattle Fire Department evacuating a University District church and daycare center, and calling in a hazmat team. Full Story If you need that much deodorant it ...

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22 Patients sent to the Hospital – Source still unknown (Video)

According to Fox31 news out of Colorado: LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Firefighters did not find a spill or a leak at a Lafayette recreation center and do not know what made more than 20 people sick Saturday afternoon, says the Lafayatte fire chief. Emergency crews transported 22 patients, many of them children… Full Developing Story Here   This type of call ...

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Nothing showing, people sick, call HazMat

An interesting event occurred in Wisconsin requiring a Hazardous Materials Team response.  The news report from Madison.com below reports that several people were ill – but why?   Investigators are trying to figure out why 10 people became ill Sunday at a Watertown church, with the Madison Fire Department hazardous incident team sent to the scene to help. The churchgoers ...

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