Tag Archives: training

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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UASs Provided Hazardous Materials Drill View

HMN-Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Special Operations Division and hazardous material teams working alongside Orlando-based 329th (CBRN) Company to drill. See the full story and drone video from iHLS news. A fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) consisting of aerial drones and miniature aerostats were used to provide live situational awareness at a joint exercise between Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue (MDFD), the US ...

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PPE Selection Secrets by The HazMat Guys

The HazMat Guys – PPE selection secrets! HMN- Working to improve your game?  Got a long drive ahead and need a playlist?  Want to get smarter?  Whatever your motivation, check out this episode of the HazMat Guys Podcast and learn the secrets of PPE selection.  It’s as easy as following the link, and putting in your earbuds.  Enjoy. Click here ...

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HazMat Buzz Blog – In honor of Chief Buzzy Melton

HazMat Buzz Blog by Kevin Ryan Welcome Fellow Hazmatters to the Hazmat Buzz Blog on hazmatnation.com. This is the first of many entries I hope to make discussing everything hazmat. I want to start by explaining where the name for the blog came from. The blog is named in honor of Retired Baltimore City FD Battalion Chief Buzzy Melton. Chief ...

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Animated map shows every nuclear-bomb explosion in history

Radiation Map According to Business Insider: President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the US needed to “expand its nuclear capability.” When he was later asked about the tweet by “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski, Trump responded “let it be an arms race.” On July 16, 1945, the US conducted the world’s first test of a nuclear weapon. Less than a month later, two ...

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