A Hazardous Materials Response team may be faced with many challenges. One of those challenges is stopping a dangerous chemical leak when no other options are available. The HazMat team going downrange in the hot zone to ‘stop that leak’ may face physically demanding and challenging manipulative tasks while also wearing hot, humid, and cumbersome […]
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Originally published on HazmatMag Hazardous materials that are mishandled, incorrectly transported or used with malicious intent, can pose a substantial risk to human health and the environment. How effectively hazardous materials (HazMat) incidents are managed and resolved hinges on the knowledge, training and skill of those charged with response. In this article we examine the […]
HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the shoulder’ was NOT effective training. This system uses NO hazardous materials and, although it may not look exactly like your front line meter, shows the important data which all […]
Originally published by NBCDFW Federal regulators revealed new natural gas safety recommendations just shy of three years since a deadly home explosion in Dallas killed a child. On the morning of Feb. 23, 2018, a video recorded by 12-year-old Linda ‘Michelita’ Rogers showed her up and excitedly getting ready for a cheerleading competition when disaster […]
Originally published by abc13 HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Fire Department is responding to a developing scene at the Houston Federation of Teacher’s building in southeast Houston. The building is located on the 2700 block of Sutherland Street. The president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, Zeph Capo, told ABC13 there was a gas […]
Originally published by FOX DENVER AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a natural gas line break in Aurora. According to Aurora Fire Rescue, the break occurred near the intersection of East 57th Avenue and North Dunkirk Street. The area is about 3 miles southwest of Denver International Airport. Residents in the immediate […]
Originally published by EPA BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows that EPA and companies that manage chemicals continue to make progress in preventing pollution. The report shows that between 2018 and 2019 total releases of TRI chemicals decreased by 9 percent. For […]