HAZMAT News

  • TargetSolutions Makes Key Updates to Two NFPA 1001 Training Courses

    TargetSolutions has recently updated the content and multimedia of two NFPA 1001 training courses that cover various aspects of fire safety. In an ongoing effort to provide the most engaging online training experience possible, TargetSolutions has completed major revisions to a pair of NFPA 1001 training courses: Fire Behavior and Firefighter ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Florida HazMat Symposium 2017 Daytona Beach

    Join us at the Florida HazMat Symposium in Daytona Beach, January 17-20 and find great weather, great training, and great people! We will be providing Hands on HazMat again this year as well as ‘The Gray Area – where rescue meets HazMat’ at what is expected to be another great conference in a beautiful location. Here are some pictures from ...


    By HazSim

  • Alexander Chemical partners with local agencies for crisis drill

    Emergency responders recently partnered with Alexander Chemical Corporation, located in Kingsbury, IN for a crisis training event involving four agencies and La Porte Hospital.   A simulated active shooter scenario staged at Alexander’s manufacturing facility provided a training opportunity for the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Hazardous Material team, the Kingsbury ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness Training Series Explains Perils of Hazardous Materials

    Even with the best prevention methods in place, incidents involving hazardous materials are bound to happen. Understanding the nature of hazardous materials – and how to respond to various types of incidents – will help you quickly manage a dangerous situation and minimize damage. TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness is a ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • PHMSA Grants Announced

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing $20.4 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants to states, ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Hands on HazMat in New York State

    HazSim Director of Training Bob ‘Cosch’ Coschignano conducted Hands on HazMat train the trainer for our newest customer in the State of New York.  Broome County joins several others in the North East now improving their hands on hazmat by using the HazSim Pro system. ...


    By HazSim

  • TargetSolutions’ Top 10 NFPA 1500 Firefighter Training Courses

    TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1500 series is based on the NFPA’s codes and standards and is built to meet a fire department’s training requirements for occupational safety and health. TargetSolutions maintains a library of more than 60 hours of NFPA-approved firefighter ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Maritime HazMat Training off the MA Coast

    The Massachusetts Department of Fire Service (DFS) Hazardous Materials Division conducted a maritime hazmat training two miles off the coast to prepare for an atypical but very realistic HazMat response.   The Maritime HazMat drill which included multiple agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, was featured in this issue of ‘All Hands Herald’ ...


    By HazSim

  • 2016 Virginia HazMat Conference & Expo – HazSim

    Join us at the Virginia HazMat Conference 2016 The Virginia Association of Hazardous Materials Response Specialists (VAHMRS) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), announce the 33rd annual Virginia Hazardous Materials Conference and Expo to be held September 13-16, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ...


    By HazSim

  • Bulk Container Manufacturer Names National Sales Manager

    Material handling product manufacturer MODRoto, Madison, IN (MODRoto.com), has named Dan Rodriguez national sales manager for the bulk container company. A noted brand strategist and former Tingue sales representative, Rodriguez is responsible for driving the company’s sales strategy including growing the brand in new and existing markets, providing leadership and direction for his team of ...


    By MODRoto

  • ‘Above the National Standard’ at Massachusetts HazMat

    Massachusetts hazardous material training goes above and beyond the national standard. Firefighters take a 305 hour course to prepare for their certification exams – both a written and practical exam. The state of Massachusetts is separated into 6 different Hazmat regions. Each team has 45 technicians from all over the state. When a call comes in, hazmat technicians volunteer for the call ...


    By HazSim

  • Seminole County Florida HazMat

    The first HazMat team in the United States is from Florida and the HazMat teams in the Sunshine State take pride in their training and readiness to respond. Seminole County Florida HazMat recently purchased two HazSim Pro systems to enhance their hands-on-training. Seminole County HazMat team members are serious about their hands on hazmat and conduct part of the HazMat drills at the ...


    By HazSim

  • Polyeco International & Lamor Merge Global Service Operations

    Polyeco International and Lamor Corporation will merge their global service divisions into Polyeco Group to form the largest world-wide environmental service provider. Polyeco Group will offer a full spectrum of services including emergency response, training, recovery, remediation and waste management services across five continents with 20 operating entities. The world-wide network Lamor has ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Increase mercury vapor detection range by 10X

    New vapor dilution module extends detection range of the Jerome J505 from nanograms to milligrams. How it works: The new 10:1 dilution module for the J505 reduces the concentration of mercury vapor in the sample stream by a factor of ten, allowing for a much higher detection limit. Rather than the standard upper detection limit of 500 μg/m3, the new J505 dilution module ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • U.S. EPA requires Cupertino cement company to report toxic chemicals, commit to environmental projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Company for failing to properly report releases of toxic chemicals at its Cupertino, Calif. plant. The company is required to pay a $47,600 penalty and spend $144,250 to fund projects that support local emergency response and limit future releases from the plant. Under the federal Emergency Planning and ...

  • Tianjin`s deadly blasts expose China`s work safety woes

    By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters - from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started at a hazardous material warehouse in the eastern city of Tianjin and killed at least 114 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead

    Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination. Hundreds of people were injured and 85 firefighters and 10 others are missing since a fire and rapid succession of blasts late Wednesday hit a warehouse ...


    By Associated Press

  • OSHA and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair renew alliance to protect workers in the car repair industry

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair. The alliance will provide CCAR members and others with training and resources to help protect the safety and health of workers in the car repair industry, as well as information on ...

  • TacticID Product Video

    In this video, we demonstrate our TacticID handheld spectral analysis instrument for non-contact forensic analysis and identification of explosives, narcotics and chemicals. The TacticID utilizes lab proven Raman spectroscopy for real-time data results for use by a variety of safety personnel including law enforcement, bomb squads, hazmat teams ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Hazmat award CPD hours by the IFE

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and Tactical Hazmat have announced that Hazmat 2015 has been awarded 11.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD), by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). The event has been awarded an additional 1.5 hours of CPD on the previous year as a result of the extensive programme of keynote presentations and ‘hands-on’ workshops. ...

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