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Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department Adds Needed Hazmat Technicians

A group of 24 firefighters participated in the two-week class, the first in-house hazmat training the department has held in 25 years.
Fayetteville NC Fire Department

Crews Rescue Person from Carbon Monoxide-Filled NC Home

A person was rescued from a carbon monoxide-filled Fayetteville home Saturday after a vehicle was left running in an enclosed garage.
Suspected chemical suicide in Springfield, Oregon

Suspected Chemical Suicide Prompts Hazmat Response in OR

A hazmat incident closed four blocks of Main Street in Springfield and asked residents to shelter in place for several hours Monday night.

FDIC 2022 Preview: Hazmat Hot Zone Rescues: The Gray Area

This class explains when firefighters in structural gear can make a rescue in a hazmat hot zone and when they need to wait for the hazmat team.

Contain the Risks to Full Exposure

Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) threats can result in mass casualties or disrupt entire ecosystems.
Hazmat response to Mansfield house fire

Hazmat Response After Apparent Meth Lab Found in MA Home

Firefighters’ trip to a Mansfield home ended with the discovery of a possible meth lab and one resident’s arrest.
Janesville WI Fire Department

Three Hospitalized in WI Hazmat Incident

Three people went to the hospital after a mixture of pool chemicals created a hazardous gas plume.
Old fire truck

NC Sues 14 manufacturers of Firefighting Foam, Alleging PFAS Contaminates Groundwater

The lawsuit accuses the companies of failing to tell those using the foam how to properly handle it, leading to groundwater contamination.
Chemtrec help awards

CHEMTREC® Provides $50,000 to Volunteer Fire Departments to Support Hazmat Preparedness and Response

Five NVFC members have been awarded $10,000 for their volunteer fire departments through the 2021 CHEMTREC® HELP (Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness) Awards.

Understanding Explosimeters

Maryon J. Williams Jr. looks at this vital hazmat detection device and how it can help firefighters when responding to strange odors of gas.