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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, From The EditorCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, From The Editor -  In this edition, we feature expanded coverage in the area of Hazmat. It is such a vital area of the Fire Rescue EMS world, and we’re pleased to bring it to you. 
 We welcome Glen Clapp, president of the North Carolina Association of Hazardous Mater...
Fall Edition 2009

Sherry Brooks | 10/18/2009

In this edition, we feature expanded coverage in the area of Hazmat. It is such a vital area of the Fire Rescue EMS world, and we’re pleased to bring it to you. We welcome Glen Clapp, president of the North Carolina Association of Hazardous Materials Responders (NCAHMR), and his expertise on all things hazmat. In this issue, Clapp covers the Annual Hazmat Competition, along with some amazing pictures from Michael Porowski. Read his feature article on the challenge of chlorine railcar enhanced fittings. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, Equipment, Fire, HazMat, RescueCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, Equipment, Fire, HazMat, Rescue -  The proper tools and equipment are imperative for professionals of all kinds to do their jobs safely and effectively. But the obvious differences are many when comparing pencil pushers to those out in the field who engage in changing and uncertain e...
Is your team protected? Clearing the air on hazmat suit certification standards

Peter A. Kirk, II | 10/18/2009

The proper tools and equipment are imperative for professionals of all kinds to do their jobs safely and effectively. But the obvious differences are many when comparing pencil pushers to those out in the field who engage in changing and uncertain environments. Hazmat professionals form a unique fraternity of men and women that heavily relies on one of their most essential tools -- their hazmat suits -- for safety and protection. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, FireCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, Fire -  A better understanding of the presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO), more available training, new research, evolving equipment and shared experience are giving us the tools to finally relegate Carbon Monoxide poisoning to a manageable danger. 
 That’s t...
CO, an old enemy we are beginning to defeat

Harris Griff Mason | 10/18/2009

A better understanding of the presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO), more available training, new research, evolving equipment and shared experience are giving us the tools to finally relegate Carbon Monoxide poisoning to a manageable danger. That’s the good news. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, HazMatCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, HazMat -  In the last hazardous materials issue of this magazine, I discussed doing assessments of hazardous materials that are traveling through your district on railways and roadways. Part two to a good hazardous materials assessment of your district is tak...
Hazardous materials assessments

David Hesselmeyer | 10/18/2009

In the last hazardous materials issue of this magazine, I discussed doing assessments of hazardous materials that are traveling through your district on railways and roadways. Part two to a good hazardous materials assessment of your district is taking inventory of the hazardous materials facilities, or those facilities that stock hazardous materials. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, Issues, 2009 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - HazMat, Issues, 2009 Autumn -  There are a variety of technologies and techniques for detecting and identifying biologics, each with its advantages and disadvantages. All of these techniques have been derived from traditional laboratory practices and have evolved at different lev...
Bio threat detection review

Matt Scullion and Lou Banks | 10/18/2009

There are a variety of technologies and techniques for detecting and identifying biologics, each with its advantages and disadvantages. All of these techniques have been derived from traditional laboratory practices and have evolved at different levels for use in the field by hazmat and first responders. Using a multi-tier approach and capitalizing on multiple technologies can bolster confidence in incident response and management. It is logical that the application of multiple techniques would add to the chances of a better response to an incident, but there is a cost associated that can be measured in training and logistics. Understanding ... Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, HazMatCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, HazMat -  Throughout our careers, emergency service instructors have been teaching us to slow down when it comes to our response involving hazardous materials. Over the years, we have heard that message again and again. In fact, we have become very proficient...
Hazmat: rapid recon and assessment

Stephen Marks | 10/18/2009

Throughout our careers, emergency service instructors have been teaching us to slow down when it comes to our response involving hazardous materials. Over the years, we have heard that message again and again. In fact, we have become very proficient in taking our time when responding into a hazardous materials incident. Certainly our main concern has been for the safety of our personnel. However, is it possible that we now take entirely too long to enter the proverbial Hot Zone? Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Rescue, Issues, 2009 AutumnCarolinaFireJournal - Rescue, Issues, 2009 Autumn -   (This is part one in a three-part series on gas detection.)   
  
In responses to releases of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) there may not be one technology or one “answer” that is correct. The responder must take into account all of the clues pres...
Decision-making in CWA response

Chris Wrenn | 10/18/2009

(This is part one in a three-part series on gas detection.)   In responses to releases of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) there may not be one technology or one “answer” that is correct. The responder must take into account all of the clues present to conclude the presence or absence of CWAs and take appropriate action. Understanding what the clues are and how to layer them to make a decision is critical to successful CWA response. Read More...

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CarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, NCAHMRCarolinaFireJournal - Issues, 2009 Autumn, NCAHMR -  On Aug. 22nd, eight hazardous materials teams from across the State met in Raleigh for fun, fellowship, and competition in the Annual Hazmat Challenge. The Hazmat Challenge is an annual event sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Hazardous ...
Hazmat teams from across North Carolina display their skills at ANNUAL HAZMAT CHALLENGE North Carolina Association of Hazardous Materials Responders

Glenn Clapp | 10/18/2009

On Aug. 22nd, eight hazardous materials teams from across the State met in Raleigh for fun, fellowship, and competition in the Annual Hazmat Challenge. The Hazmat Challenge is an annual event sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Hazardous Materials Responders (NCAHMR) and is held at the North Carolina Firemen’s Association Conference/ South Atlantic Fire Expo. The 2009 Challenge drew a large number of spectators and featured unprecedented sponsor involvement and prizes for the top finishing teams. Read More...

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