Tag Archives: firefighter

State media: China firm used connections for hazmat permit

Source: Sentinal Republic  August 21, 2015 12:34 am A week ago, massive explosions rocked the north-eastern coastal city of Tianjin, China, killing at least 114 people and 57people missing. The Chinese government’s relationship with journalists should be more like the relationship Western governments have with reporters, some of the largest state media outlets now say. “The first company said it ...

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China blast zone evacuated over chemical contamination fears

Source: AP By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Updated 4:13 am, Saturday, August 15, 2015 TIANJIN, China (AP) — New small explosions rocked a disaster zone in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Saturday, as authorities pulled out an additional survivor and began evacuating the area to clean up chemical contamination nearly three days after massive explosions touched off the crisis. ...

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Firefighter, Tanker Driver Injured After Chemical Spill from Truck

Source: WFMY News 2 staff BELEWS CREEK, N.C. — Firefighters are on the scene of a chemical spill after a tanker overturned in Belews Creek Wednesday. The crash happened at Goodwill Church Road and Highway 158. Investigators said a tanker truck carrying Hexylene Glycol overturned and pinned inside. Crews had to extricate him from the vehicle. The driver was taken to ...

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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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OPERATIONS RESUME AFTER NJ POSTAL FACILITY HAZMAT INCIDENT

Source: ABC Action News and HazMatNation Staff   Officials in Hamilton Township, Mercer County say employees have been allowed to re-enter the postal facility and resume operations following a hazmat incident on Friday. NJ hazmat units, firefighters and officials concluded the response effort around 3 p.m. There is still no indication as to what caused some workers to fall ill. ...

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Exact source of mercury spill unknown

Source: Melissa Simon, Simi Valley Acorn Several days after 3 pounds of mercury was found on a Cochran Street driveway, directly exposing 10 people to the hazardous liquid metal and prompting a partial street closure, authorities are still not sure what caused the spill in the first place. With the investigation still underway, the closure of Cochran Street between Tapo ...

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Disaster response has more than one patch – Phoenix area Special Ops teams rely on teamwork

HazMatNation Staff  – May 5th, 2015 Phoenix AZ – Special Operations teams from area Fire Departments met last week for a series of Regional Response Task Force Drills. Regional partners include teams from Glendale, Chandler, Peoria, Scottsdale, Daisy Mountain, Tempe, Phoenix, Surprise, Buckeye, Gilbert, Goodyear & Mesa. Specialized teams tackled technical response scenarios which included a collapsed 5 story parking garage, ...

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