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Hazmat Teams: Public-Private Interface

Many public first responders will default to the, “I am taking command of this incident” mind set without recognizing or acknowledging that there are already trained responders on site who are actively engaged in a mitigation operation.

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3 Tips for Hydrochloric Acid Releases

Hazmat Nation's Phil Ambrose provides three tips for handling hydrochloric acid leaks.

HazMat Primer: Steps to Ready Teams for Hazmat Response

A recent HazMat incident, where two workers lost their lives, underscores the importance of proper protection, solid training and an adherence to company safety policies when dealing with hazardous materials.

Fire at PPE Release Over Three Dozen Pollutants of Concern

Air, soil, and water tests conducted after the fire determined nearly three dozen "pollutants of concern" were detected at the site, reported WGRZ.

Hazmat Nation: Protection for Building Collapses

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Phil Ambrose reminds us to also remember the thousands who suffered prolonged and profound illnesses from toxin exposures during the rescue and recovery phases. Building collapses, he reminds, are hazmat incidents.

Get Ready: For Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

UL Fire Protection Engineer Adam Barowy discusses the hazards lithium-ion batteries can present, what can be done to avoid battery fires, and how firefighters can respond when these fires occur.

Revisiting the Gulf Coast Hurricanes

In the aftermath of any major catastrophe it is all too easy to find fault; fault with anybody or anything, just so long as we can fix blame.

Steps to Better Hazmat Response

NCEC Webinar Series shares how preplanning and training can improve hazmat response.

Hazmat Nation: 4 Safety Tips for Nitrogen Leaks

When training industrial firefighters on nitrogen leaks, there are four key factors that will keep them safe.

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The Future of Thermal Imaging

Seek Thermal’s Vincent Fassbender calls handheld thermal imagers the next big fire safety revolution. Their small size and lower price point will help firefighters perform their jobs safely, easily and more quickly.

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