NCAHMR Meeting and Hazmat Challenge

The North Carolina Association of Hazardous Materials Responders (NCAHMR) Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the NC State Firemen’s Association Confere... Read More...

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Hello! Anybody here?

Early on the 28th of December 2009, the Lexington Fire Dept. responded to a vacant commercial structure fire. The response was to a commercial area consisting of several buildings separated by firewa... Read More...

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Techniques for today’s truck company

In today’s fire service the art of forcible entry is dying. Any numbers of reasons are the cause of this. This article is to review some truck company concepts of forcible entry. We will discuss conv... Read More...

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Spring is here and we are going to see more folks on the road enjoying the weather and traveling, which also means more motor vehicle crashes. Now is the time to start training again in vehicle extri... Read More...

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A comprehensive EMS telemedicine system

(This is part three of a three part series on telemedicine.) Read More...

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Decision-making in CWA response

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... Read More...

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Chlorine railcar “enhanced fittings” What do they mean to hazmat responders?

Imagine that you are a hazmat team member responding to a product leak from a chlorine railcar in your jurisdiction. Upon arrival of your team, you begin to “work” the incident in a traditional mann... Read More...

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Hazmat teams from across North Carolina display their skills at ANNUAL HAZMAT CHALLENGE North Carolina Association of Hazardous Materials Responders

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 sponsor... Read More...

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