Tag Archives: rescue

Danger underestimated in manure pits

Below is an excellent article on the dangers of methane asphyxiation. According to Colleen Kottke of www.wisfarmer.com It’s a tragic tale that has become all too common. A farm worker enters a manure pit to perform a simple maintenance task; probably one he’s done many times before. Only this time he is overcome by the deadly gases released during composition of ...

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Rescue Truck & Fire Truck Crash In Miami

Source: CBS Miami MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Rescue crews rushed firefighters to the hospital after a fire truck and a rescue ambulance collided in Miami Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said they crashed near 12th Ave and 13th Street. Firefighters say their fire engine from nearby station 5 was heading North on 12th avenue responding to a fire, when it crashed into the ...

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Firefighters rescue man stuck in 7-foot deep hole – VIDEO

Source: wsoctv.com By Angela Hong and Trish Williford CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rescue crews worked early Wednesday morning to remove a man who was stuck in a 7-foot hole in northeast Charlotte. Firefighters were called to 201 Clark Blvd. just before 7:25 a.m. and found 39-year-old Harry Truman Cadle II stuck in the tight hole, with dirt up to his shoulders. ...

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Chemical Suicide Study – San Diego Hazardous Incident Response Team

Published on Sep 30, 2013 by Hazmatter7 San Diego Hazardous Incident Response Team conducted a study to determine the hazards associated with a chemical suicide called “Detergent Suicide.” One of the main findings for responder safety is that it did not reach the lower explosive limit for hydrogen sulfide gas, no matter how much reactants we added up to a ...

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Firefighters rescue 2 workers trapped at Westport church construction site

KCTV5 According to KCTV: KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Firefighters rescued two construction workers Tuesday after they were overcome by fumes in the basement of a Westport church under construction. Kansas City Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett said crews were called to Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd., about 9:45 a.m. on a “confined space” rescue. One man passed ...

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Would YOU want YOU to rescue YOU?

  Already three months in to 2015 and your emergency response team likely has a training calendar to keep things focused throughout the year and cover what is important.  Fire, HazMat, Police, Private, Municipal, Federal, Paid, or Volunteer we at HazMatNation would like to remind everyone of our mantra: Would YOU want YOU to rescue YOU? If your answer is not ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 1

Editors Note: Confined space rescue is generally placed in the technical rescue discipline, however anybody that instructs or has been on confined space incidents knows that hazardous materials are involved, perhaps, more times than not.  This is Part 1 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.  Each training point aims to improve your response to ...

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