Tag Archives: rescue

Confined space rescue successful at San Diego shipyard

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  HMN-According to authorities the employee working inside the confined space suffered a medical emergency and needed extrication. When you respond to confined space situations as this one, does your crew generally don fresh air, as a precaution? What kind of air monitoring is your team prepared to do in this type situation? (Fox 5 San Diego)   SAN DIEGO ...

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A Florida man is deceased after a tragic Carbon Monoxide incident

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  HMN-Firefighters responded to the home and ultimately transported the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.   (WFTV) APOPKA, Fla. – An Apopka man died after his mobile home filled with carbon monoxide gas, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Firefighters transported the man to Florida Hospital Apopka around 5 p.m. from the mobile home on Lambing ...

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Firefighters brave unknown air quality conditions to save dogs from well

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  HMN-Confined space rescues can prove to be tricky due to many different variables.  What kind of air moving capabilities does your team have ready to deploy? (Times Leader) FORTY FORT — Dawn Miklich remained a little shaken but thankful Friday morning about 12 hours after her two dogs, Mellie and Malarky, were saved from an abandoned well that collapsed ...

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Man rescued from sewer in Missouri

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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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Two workers found passed out inside tanker truck

  UPDATE: The second man removed from the tank has died. UPDATE: The two workers are believed to be father and son. HMN-Developing news story out of Port Arthur, Texas where two workers were found passed out inside a tank.  The fire department, along with ambulance crews responded to the report of the men down just before noon today.  12 ...

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Danger underestimated in manure pits

Below is an excellent article on the dangers of methane asphyxiation. According to Colleen Kottke of www.wisfarmer.com It’s a tragic tale that has become all too common. A farm worker enters a manure pit to perform a simple maintenance task; probably one he’s done many times before. Only this time he is overcome by the deadly gases released during composition of ...

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Rescue Truck & Fire Truck Crash In Miami

Source: CBS Miami MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Rescue crews rushed firefighters to the hospital after a fire truck and a rescue ambulance collided in Miami Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said they crashed near 12th Ave and 13th Street. Firefighters say their fire engine from nearby station 5 was heading North on 12th avenue responding to a fire, when it crashed into the ...

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Firefighters rescue man stuck in 7-foot deep hole – VIDEO

Source: wsoctv.com By Angela Hong and Trish Williford CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rescue crews worked early Wednesday morning to remove a man who was stuck in a 7-foot hole in northeast Charlotte. Firefighters were called to 201 Clark Blvd. just before 7:25 a.m. and found 39-year-old Harry Truman Cadle II stuck in the tight hole, with dirt up to his shoulders. ...

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Chemical Suicide Study – San Diego Hazardous Incident Response Team

Published on Sep 30, 2013 by Hazmatter7 San Diego Hazardous Incident Response Team conducted a study to determine the hazards associated with a chemical suicide called “Detergent Suicide.” One of the main findings for responder safety is that it did not reach the lower explosive limit for hydrogen sulfide gas, no matter how much reactants we added up to a ...

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Firefighters rescue 2 workers trapped at Westport church construction site

KCTV5 According to KCTV: KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Firefighters rescued two construction workers Tuesday after they were overcome by fumes in the basement of a Westport church under construction. Kansas City Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett said crews were called to Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd., about 9:45 a.m. on a “confined space” rescue. One man passed ...

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