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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 […]
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To generations of British ‘squaddies’ the instructions ‘blot, bang, rub’ will be ingrained into their psyche. Part of their personal decontamination sets, every soldier was issued with a ‘Decontamination Kit, Personal’ (DKP), stored in a paper wallet that folded up into a little packet about 2”x3”:  Inside are four individual white packets: Each packet contained […]
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Originally published on IAFC Roadway emergency operations are the #1 traumatic risk firefighters and EMS responders face. Here’s how to minimize the risk: Dispatch the Appropriate ApparatusMake sure your response protocols establish ahead of time what fire apparatus will respond to highway incidents. Many fire departments send units to address the emergency as well as […]
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Originally published on HS Today Explosives are a popular choice among terrorists for causing disruption, casualties and destruction. Although chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons may cause much more damage, explosives can still be the first choice because they are relatively easy to make, transport and use. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and […]