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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.
Oakland CA train derailment

Oakland (CA) Firefighters Respond When Six Train Cars Carrying Chemicals Derail

Firefighters accessed the hot zone and found no leaks in the pressurized cylinders holding sulfuric acid.
Firefighters roll down member in hazmat suit

Training Minutes: Hazmat RIT

Jeff Chandler and company discuss removing a down firefighter in a Level A hazmat suit from the hazardous materials hot zone.
Goodlettsville TN Fire Department

Ammonia Release at TN Chicken Processing Plant Investigated

Officials are investigating a release of toxic ammonia gas at a chicken processing plant that displaced more than 200 residents.
Firefighter fatality

NJ Fire Lieutenant Dies While Responding to Hazmat Incident

While getting ready to leave the station, Lieutenant Donald J. Trout of the Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit suffered a medical emergency.
Jeff Chandler on doffing Level B hazmat suit

Hazmat: Doffing Level B Non-Encapsulated Splash Protection

Jeff Chandler and company review doffing Level B hazmat gear and the appropriate cautions required.
China gas explosion

Gas Explosion in China Kills at Least 12 People

At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood.