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Hazmat Cargo Removed From Overturned Tanker in Kentucky
Fiery Atlanta Crash Involving Tanker Truck Kills Two
Asbestos Scare at UK Fire Unfounded
Last Hazmat Removed from Site of September Plant Fire
2 Killed in Northwest Houston Factory Explosion
Hazmat Leak in California Triggers Evacuation
Caustic Chemical Spills from Overturned Truck in Georgia

Interoperability Issues Complicate Electronic Data Transfers

An emergency responder is assigned to handle the radiological monitors at a hazmat incident. Several different brands of monitors are in use. Even those made by same manufacturer may be different models with modified operating instructions.

October 1, 2019

Hazmat: Notifying John Q. Public

When the big bell rings it is "all hands on deck" to load up and get underway. We have to remember the most important element, namely communication with John Q. Public.

October 1, 2019

What, Where, and How Much?

Unfortunately, even the most sophisticated detection and alarm systems have one inherent drawback: no alarm is of any value if no one is around to hear it and respond appropriately.

July 1, 2019

Having Fun Teaching Hazmat Training

For hazmat training to be absorbed into the brain as both information and hands-on skills it has to be interesting and fun. How do you achieve that?

January 1, 2019

Innovation: An American Hallmark

From the time that some long forgotten firefighter discovered that a hollowed out log fitted with a piston and a restriction at the end could be used to direct a stream of water onto the heart of a fire, firefighters have been involved in the evolution of emergency response tools and equipment.

January 1, 2019

Chlorine Gas: Munition or Commodity?

I have revisited chlorine in the hope that my small contribution may engender a heightened sense of urgency and increased awareness of the risks of allowing this material to get into the hands of those who would do us harm.

October 1, 2018

Adding an Extra 'P' for Proper PPE

The system of selecting PPE by the four levels of A-B-C-D is a quick and simple method of describing what responders wear when working with hazardous materials.

January 1, 2018