HAZMAT responder News

  • Hazmat 2010 – Bigger and better than ever

    Run by NCEC (National Chemical Emergency Centre), the UK’s official response unit for chemical emergencies, the HAZMAT 2010 conference will follow on from the success of the last two events, now with an even bigger line up of presenters. Presentations will include topics on practical response, future technologies, as well as the very latest on operational guidance from knowledge leaders in these ...

  • Smiths Detection Inc. receives a $90.8M IDIQ contract to manufacture Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) Adapter for US Department of Defense

    Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI), a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, announced it will initiate manufacturing of the Solid Liquid Adapter (SLA) following an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award, worth potentially $90.8M over a maximum nine (9) year ordering period, with the US Department of Defense (DoD). The SLA adds new and expanded detection and ...


    By Smiths Detection Inc.

  • Smiths Detection Inc. opens new Technology Studio to showcase cutting-edge security solutions at its Americas headquarters

    Smith Detection Inc. (SDI) announces the creation of a new Technology Studio at its Americas headquarters, located in Edgewood, Maryland. It was established to demonstrate the company’s range of cutting-edge screening and detection solutions, as well as provide a venue to showcase innovative digital concepts to customers and partners. Shan Hood, President of SDI, said: “The new ...


    By Smiths Detection Inc.

  • ‘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

  • Oregon Hazmat Responders Receive 2013 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

    Cerex is pleased to announce the Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue, using a Cerex Micro Hound UVDOAS multi-gas analyzer for overhaul phase airborne toxicants studies has received national recognition for their efforts to improve fire-fighter safety practices. FIRE SERVICE SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THREE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE WORK TO IMPROVE FIREFIGHTER HEALTH AND SAFETY ...

  • The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

    HazMat First Responders: 10 Rules You Should Follow Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The wrong handling of even a ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • Hazmat incident in Niagara falls

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - First responders at a hazmat incident, in Niagara Falls. A total of nine people have been transported to the hospital. Eight people were taken for observation, one person was taken with critical burns. The scene is on South Hyde Park Blvd, at a company called Tier Environmental Services. "At about 9:49 a.m. we were dispatched here for a medical call, the individual ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • DSA / NATSEC ASIA 2018

    NATSEC Asia 2018 (National Security Asia) is the newly launched international exhibition on national security for Asia by the team of the DSA (Defence Services Asia) series of exhibitions. The DSA 2018 takes place on 16-19 April 2018 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur. The NATSEC Asia 2018 which will focus on all national security sectors including ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • DSA / NATSEC ASIA 2018 in Malaysia, 16 – 19 April

    NATSEC Asia 2018 (National Security Asia) is the newly launched international exhibition on national security for Asia by the team of the DSA (Defence Services Asia) series of exhibitions. The DSA 2018 takes place on 16-19 April 2018 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur. The NATSEC Asia 2018 which will focus on all national security sectors including ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • RainWise awarded government manufacture contract

    RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of quality weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, has been awarded a manufacturing contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service.RainWise has developed a special upgrade kit for the over 2500 precipitation gauges located throughout the country. The gauges, used to measure precipitation, have been ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • The hazmat suicides

    No, this isn"t the name of the new Agatha Christie murder mystery. It"s the phenomenon that has firefighters, police departments, and paramedics all on their toes. The culprits? Common bath chemicals and salts that can be found in any hardware store. The murder weapon? Hydrogen sulfide. All over the country, hydrogen sulfide is replacing carbon monoxide as the silent killer of choice in suicide. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Climatronics Corporation’s CAMEO/ALOHA All-In-One (AIO) Portable Weather Station targets HAZMAT and Emergency Response real-time data requirements

    Climatronics’ versatile All-In-One (AIO) compact weather station is the perfect choice for First Responder, HAZMAT and Homeland Security emergency response applications requiring a lightweight, low power, rapidly deployable weather station. Supplied in one of two rugged transit cases (depending on system version), this system is applicable to any emergency response management application ...


    By Climatronics Corporation

  • 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 Florida ...


    By HazSim

  • Broward firefighter hospitalized after Dania Beach chlorine call

    A member of the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue hazmat team was transported to a local hospital after responding to reports of a strong smell of chlorine at the city's water treatment facility on Monday. The firefighter, who was not identified, was taken to Broward General Medical Center on Monday for a medical issue and not because of exposure to the chlorine, said agency spokesman Mike Jachles. ...

  • 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 and Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. Precon#3 – ...


    By HazSim

  • RainWise HM-1 utilized at NASA rocket launches

    RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of quality weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, has recently supplied Northrup Grumman Corporation, principal engineering contractor for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), with three of their HM-1 Hazmat Weather Systems for use during rocket and satellite launches. The HM-1 weather station has the most advanced wind speed ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    A fire crew respond to an incident at a chemicals factory. Many hazardous substances are on site and the incident has resulted in injuries. The crew assess the situation, establish the danger zone and don their protective hazmat suits. These emergency responders risk their own lives to rescue injured workers and contain the situation. But, what protects the emergency responders? How do fire ...

  • 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. ...

  • Hazmat training: preparing for the worst

    There is an old saying among the firefighter community: "Train as if your life depends on it, because it does." Training can mean the difference between life and death, particularly when it comes to hazardous materials. Knowing what to expect and being familiar with your personal protective equipment will ensure you are prepared for day one of your training. Ultimately, preparation leads to peace ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Berkeley Nucleonics Releases the Model 970 Portable MCA (Multi-Channel Analyzer) to Address Nuclear Science Research Needs

    Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC), a leading equipment manufacturer in California, released the Model 970 Portable MCA at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium on October 31, 2012. The Model 970 pMCA is a versatile instrument with capabilities that surpass the industry in benctop nuclear spectroscopy. The Model 970 can be AC powered or run from an internal battery which is convenient for ...

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