Training

Size-up Sunday – Odor Complaint

Dispatch:  HazMat request by Mutual Aid Neighbor City for Odor Investigation Upon Arrival you find Multilevel Modern Storage Facility with interior units.  Initial Engine Company officer gives report:  RP, the manager, states that upon taking the elevator to the 3rd floor he experienced a smell of ‘gasoline’ possibly from A/C vent.  RP departed structure and complained of mild headache which ...

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Fake event drills responders before pope’s visit

Source: Philly.com Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer As they screamed for help, and wailed of burning skin and blurry vision, the “victims” sprawled on the pavement outside SEPTA’s AT&T station exchanged introductions, bashful smiles, and comments on the heat. An explosion underground. A toxic chemical exposure. A chaotic stampede of escape, and victims everywhere. None of it real. Philadelphia’s Office ...

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You may be a hazmat first responder when – Friday Fun

You may be a hazmat first responder when: Road trip games involve FOG guides and the ERG – When on the beach a pelican has a completely different meaning to you. Decorating may involve a level of PPE You are the first to notice when the guy is NOT wearing PPE You find this funny since the periodic table is ...

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Rolling Restaurant Roll-overs – Unique Hazard Considerations

HMN  Staff Video Source: NBC KXAN More and more food trucks are on the road and create a unique set of hazards for first responders beyond ordering the ‘Ultimate Burrito’.  In an accident there may be unrestrained victims in the rear with burn injuries from the ‘kitchen’ in addition to traumatic injuries.  Refrigerants and hot cooking oil are two unique ...

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Lawmakers, emergency managers seek rail hazmat plans

Source: KARE11 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lawmakers, emergency managers and citizen safety advocates Tuesday called on rail carriers to divulge more about their hazardous material accident response planning. “The US Department of transportation predicts quite accurately that there will be 10 catastrophic oil train explosions per year in the United States, and there have been six,” Rep. Frank Hornstein, a ...

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Tabletop exercise brings multiple agencies together in Florida

Port Canaveral – Emergency response members from several Florida response agencies met to improve their skills through table-top training exercises involving response to a hazardous materials incident driven by a suspected environmental crime. The challenging training was delivered by Emergency Response Educators and Consultants EREC, a Florida based training company specializing in providing training to prepare first responders. The Tabletop ...

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