Training

Size-up Sunday – Decon

You have been assigned Decon. Do you have a plan? Do you know what equipment you need? Do you know how you are going to lay it out? Need something to give you some help? ~> ~> Pg 10-13 in HAZMAT RESPONSE: A Field Operations Guide

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CAN YOU KNOCK DOWN A CHLORINE CLOUD WITH A HOSE/MASTER STREAM?

I have looked into this for many years and have heard the rumors “you can knock down that chlorine cloud and all you’ll have to deal with after that is the hydrochloric acid on the ground”…..Well, I guess it sounds good, but this is why I feel it is very important to establish a Research Team at EVERY hazardous materials ...

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Are you delivering your training in the ‘Life Saving Zone’?

If your students are not ‘picking up what you are putting down’ are you aware of that? In every AAR (after action review) that I have ever been to, problems with communication ranks in the top three of “what went wrong”.  Often the source of frustration is blamed on equipment or new technology or both.  Despite all contributing factors, the ...

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Fumigation tent kills bugs but attracts burglars – HazMat Response considerations

  There has been a noticeable uptick across the country of residential burglaries in homes undergoing fumigation. Since the thieves know that no one is home, and their conduct inside the home is obscured by the tent, criminals don respirators and risk the dangerous atmosphere to steal the unsuspecting homeowners belongings. I spoke with representatives from law enforcement in the ...

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DOT Hazard Placards

Every good firefighter fries onions plus roasts chicken monthly!   How do you remember them?  There are many variations of the above.   Go to the source:  Labelmaster Video via Youtube

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Firefighters burn off propane leak – Is your team prepared?

According to the Minuteman News Center (10/21/15): The Westport Fire Department responded to a report of a “gas leak” at a residence on Red Coat Road  Saturday at 5:24 p.m.. Upon arrival, firefighters located an underground propane tank leaking gas adjacent to the driveway.  Firefighters set up a precautionary hose line and metered the area. The incident commander determined that ...

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Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

Source/reposted: NPR.org  BRAKKTON BOOKER A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building. The “chemical hearth,” which dates back to the 1820s, is thought to be one of ...

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