Tag Archives: training

Colorado hospital trains for Hazmat exposures

  (WesternSlopeNow) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Community Hospital held an emergency preparedness exercise for their staff Wednesday morning. “These type of emergency preparedness drills are really important for healthcare organizations, Community Hospital tries to do them every one to two years,” said Community Hospital Communications Director Karen Martsolf. The exercise was set up to test the capabilities of the hospital’s ...

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership In our previous installment (PART I) of Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive we briefly discussed the dynamics and importance of shooting from a HazMat leadership perspective. Shooting (or in our case, HazMat Operations) can be difficult even during training. So consider how much more difficult it ...

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How prepared are your area hospitals for a HAZMAT situation?

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HMN-A Toledo hospital has been training to be ready for any hazmat situation that’s comes its way.  After 2 recent patients, the hospital thinks it is time to train for more.  (Toledo Blade) When exposure to potentially dangerous substances twice sent multiple people to the hospital in a span of a week, the staff at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical ...

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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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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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Buzz Blog: The Strength of a Nation

HMN- Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome to the next edition of the Buzz Blog. June has been a busy month in the world of hazmat for all of us. The IAFC Hazmat was held in Baltimore from June 15th-18th. I consider myself lucky to attend every year. It could not be more convenient to have the conference in my back ...

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