The HazMat Guys

Index

On the Hazmat Guys Podcast, we discuss all aspects of hazardous materials response. Our goal is to keep our listeners informed by featuring local first responders and sharing the latest developments in hazmat technologies and techniques. Whether you’re a new listener trying to binge all of our episodes, or you’re a loyal subscriber who needs to catch up on the most recent episodes, we’ve got you covered. Browse our podcast episodes below or search for your favorite!

THMG322 – Hazmat Codes with Jim Jaracz – Republish

We may know a few things about Haz Mat, but when we get a question on something that is codes related, we call Jim. Jim knows this stuff cold, and will start to shed some light on the stuff you don’t even know you don’t know.

THMG014 – Metering Overview and Basic Sensors

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss the enormous amount of information that this topic is, and the way we will try to explain the technologies and techniques in monitoring in general.

THMG076 – TRACEM, Part I

We explore the ol’ standby TRACEM, and how it addresses the hazards that we encounter as Techs.

THMG074 – Hazmat NIMS

We begin to explore what the command structure of Haz Mat is, and define the roles and responsibilities of the players

THMG067 – Acid / Base Titration

We expand on a previously briefly covered topic that seems to get entry teams in trouble on a constant basis. Take a journey with us through some real world experience and hard fought lessons.

THMG066 – Hazmat Codes with Jim Jaracz

We may know a few things about Haz Mat, but when we get a question on something that is codes related, we call Jim. Jim knows this stuff cold, and will start to shed some light on the stuff you don’t even know you don’t know.

THMG062 – Interview with NFPA Chairman Greg Noll

In our first interview of 2017 we interview Greg Noll who s the chairman of NFPA 472. He sheds some light on the history of this standard and where we are going to be going in the future.

THMG061 – Acute Toxic Classroom Syndrome

In the last episode of the year, we discuss something not completely Haz Mat, but something that I think all of us have had to deal with in the past. Listen in on everything from beginner level pointers to the most hardcore advanced techniques known to man.

THMG060 – Hydrogen Sulfide, Part II

In this episode we begin to explore the most common chemicals that we in the streets respond to. We begin this with Hydrogen Sulfide.

THMG059 – Hydrogen Sulfide, Part I

In this episode we begin to explore the most common chemicals that we in the streets respond to. We begin this with Hydrogen Sulfide.

THMG058 – Phase Changes

In this episode, we discuss the fundamentals of the change of phase, also known and physical properties and their effects on our operations.

THMG052 – 49 CFR, Part II

Check out another installment of the law series. Going over the Federal Code of Federal Regulations dealing with Transport and placarding.

THMG051 – 49 CFR, Part I

Check out another installment of the law series. Going over the Federal Code of Federal Regulations dealing with Transport and placarding.

THMG044 – APIE, Part II

We continue try to break the incredibly overwhelming task of decision making down to a simple flow better known as APIE. This will be a multi-part series that you won’t want to miss.

THMG043 – APIE, Part I

We try to break the incredibly overwhelming task of decision making down to a simple flow better known as APIE. This will be a multi-part series that you won’t want to miss.

THMG038 – Cryogenics, Part II

Completing this miniseries of Cryogenics, Mike and Bob discuss a growing hazard to operators in the field. Its nice to be cold in the summer?

THMG037 – Cryogenics, Part I

In this miniseries of Cryogenics, Mike and Bob discuss a growing hazard to operators in the field. Its nice to be cold in the summer?

THMG036 – ERG Review with The Firefighter Podcast

In this mash up episode we join forces with Bob Metcalfe from THE FIREFIGHTERS PODCAST and review the brand new ERG and what was improved on. Great refresher for those of you who haven’t taken a look at it for a while!

THMG035 – WMD, Part II

In part two of a two part series on WMD we start discussing and breaking down various terms.

THMG034 – WMD, Part I

In part one of a two part series on WMD we start discussing and breaking down various terms.

THMG032 – Propane, Part I

In this rather short series, Mike and Bobby discuss propane, and start off the topic with a bang!

THMG031 – DOT 412 Tankers

In this rather short episode, we review one of the over-the-road containers that are prevalent.

THMG030 – Polymerization

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss a technical topic, and really try to keep it simple. How did we do?

THMG027 – Decontamination, Part IV

In this episode, Mike and Bob sweep up the last crumbs and finish up the final points of decon before we go into EMS and Hospital.

THMG025 – Decontamination, Part II

In this episode Bob and Mike begin to speak about the different techniques that we employ to decontaminate nouns. Yup, nouns, take a listen.

THMG024 – Decontamination, Part I

In this episode Bob and Mike start off a multi-part series on all aspects of Decontamination. From the whys, all the way to the hospital.

THMG023 – Holiday Findings

In this episode Mike and Bob find out new and possibly exciting things to keep in your mind for the upcoming year.

THMG022 – DOT 407

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss another one of the common over-the road tanks that we see in our responses – the DOT 407. We discuss the specifications and thoughts on the remediation on this possible emergency.

THMG021 – Communications

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss the topic of communicating while in a Hazardous Materials operation.

THMG019 – Wives’ Tales of Haz Mat

In this episode we discuss the stories and “facts” about our line of work, and how sometimes they don’t always add up when put under the microscope.

THMG018 – Mercury Incidents

In this episode we answer a listener request for information on response to incidents involving Mercury.

THMG017 – Meters IV: From Data to Action

In this Episode Mike and Bob put the final piece in the Meters 4 part series. We discuss what the mindset is from the point that you get a number on your display, and the methods and reasons behind what to do.

THMG016 – Metering Techniques and Reading the Numbers

In this Episode Bob and Mike continue on the metering trail with installment #3. In this show we discuss what you do as a tech to actually take a reading, when your meter displays a number, what to do when you don’t have a number, and thoughts on what to.

THMG015 – Advanced Metering

In this episode, Mike and Bob discuss the advanced metering technologies that are available on the market today. Though there may be some heavy science behind the technology, we try to break it down the basics for ease of understanding.

THMG014 – Metering Overview and Basic Sensors

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss the enormous amount of information that this topic is, and the way we will try to explain the technologies and techniques in monitoring in general.

THMG013 – Chemical Suicide

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss the topic of Chemical suicides and the techniques we use in the emergency services to mitigate and keep ourselves safe.

THMG012 – DOT406 Tank Leaks

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss Over-the-road fuel tank trucks and the problems that are associated with them. We sprinkle in a little bit of the nuts and bolts of the liquids carried, some plumbing tips and tactical considerations.

THMG011 – Interview With Jeff Zeintek

For those of you who don’t know who Jeff is, he is the author of HazMat Response: A Field Operations Guide, A book made by Firefighters for Firefighters. Both Bob and Mike have one of these handy little books and love it. He is also a well-rounded Fire Officer and general nice guy.

THMG010 – Solubility

In this episode Mike and Bob go back into the science side of the coin to review a basic, yet very much misunderstood term in Haz Mat. Thanks for listening!

THMG009 – Leaking Fuel Tanks

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss the various ways we remove fuel from leaking tanks and the considerations as to the techniques that are out there. Thanks for listening!

THMG008 – Oxidizers

In this episode Mike and Bob discuss What an oxydizers are and how we interact with them. Thanks for listening!

THMG005 – Flammability

In this episode we discuss Flammability and response safety dealing with this hazard. We also discuss a few pertinent news articles from around the globe. Thank you for listening!

THMG004 – Toxics, Part II

In this episode we will be finishing up the remainder of the Toxics section and getting some clarifications of what we are doing..

THMG003 – Toxics, Part I

In this episode we discuss the hazards of Toxics and what they mean to you. We broke this topic into 2 segments.