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Hazards and Hazmat

The hazards and hazmat topic section covers operations involving hazardous materials, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

A house explosion and a semi-truck blast resulted in the death of one firefighter and at least 18 injured between the two scenes
The mutual aid fire in Epping saw tankers, a foam trailer and an ARFF rig from a regional airport on the scene
Chicago firefighters fought a 3-alarm fire in frigid conditions after an earlier house fire that injured three firefighters
Carbon dioxide was pumped into Hold No.1 onboard the Genius Star XI as the ship stayed off the coast of Dutch Harbor
The guide shares strategies to mitigate the risks associated with lithium-ion battery fires
The fire that spread quickly over 8 acres was fed by pallets, cars, construction materials, hand sanitizer and other items being stored under the freeway in an industrial neighborhood
Roll on/roll off vessels like the Grande Costa d’Avorio can pack thousands of vehicles of various conditions
Hazmat teams removed debris from underneath a mile-long section of I-10 for an inspection of the freeway
Orange County officials shut down local schools after testing found high levels of asbestos, lead, arsenic, and nickel
First responders, hazmat teams investigated suspicious envelopes at four sites across two counties
A shelter-in-place order was given to residents near Sound Resource Solutions in Shepherd
Four synagogues and a university were sent intimidating letters creating hazmat investigations
How to address real-world scenarios
Chattanooga firefighters thought they were responding to just a vehicle fire at metal recycling facility
The fire in Solvay sent up a large plume of orange-colored smoke seen for miles