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THMG179 – Hot Wash: Paraquat Dichloride

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG179_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this hot wash episode, Bob and Mike discuss a chemical they’d previously never heard of – paraquat dichloride. Thank to our sponsors, CavCom, Inc., First Line Technology, and All Safe Industries. Our hazardous materials training manual, National Emergency Response Hazmat Drills: 50 Drills for Use with Hazardous Materials Personnel, is …

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THMG172 – Scrubbin’ Some Ammonia

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG172_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Bob and Mike explore a real life ammonia leak submitted by a listener. Thank to our sponsors, CavCom, Inc. and First Line Technology. Our hazardous materials training manual, National Emergency Response Hazmat Drills: 50 Drills for Use with Hazardous Materials Personnel, is finally available on Amazon! Complete Show …

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THMG166 – Near-Fatal Chlorine Incident Review

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG166_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Bob and Mike discuss a near-fatal chlorine incident and explore the situation from a variety of perspectives. Thank to our sponsors, CavCom, Inc. and First Line Technology. Our hazardous materials training manual, National Emergency Response Hazmat Drills: 50 Drills for Use with Hazardous Materials Personnel, is finally available …

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THMG165 – Refrigerants Incidents, Part II

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG165_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn part two of a two-part series, Bob and Mike conclude their discussion of refrigerants and how we deal with them as first responders. Thank to our sponsors, CavCom, Inc. and First Line Technology. Our hazardous materials training manual, National Emergency Response Hazmat Drills: 50 Drills for Use with Hazardous Materials …

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THMG158 – Chemical Agent Monitors, Part III

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG_158_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Bob and Mike conclude their discussion of chemical agent monitors. You’ll hear about combustible gas monitors, metal oxide sensors, and polymerase chain reactions. Thank to our sponsor, CavCom, Inc.. Our hazardous materials training manual, National Emergency Response Hazmat Drills: 50 Drills for Use with Hazardous Materials Personnel, is …

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THMG153 – Acrolein, Part II

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG_acrolein_full_Mixdown_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Mike and Bob wrap up their discussion of acrolein by reviewing three interesting case studies. Thank to our sponsors – CBRNE Convergence World 2018, FLIR, and First Line Technology. Our hazardous materials training manual, National Emergency Response Hazmat Drills: 50 Drills for Use with Hazardous Materials Personnel, is …

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THMG130 – Novichok

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/THMG130-Novichok.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Bob and Mike explore Novichok, which has been in the news lately. Complete Show Notes 3:30 Incident That Grabbed Bob’s Attention Nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England that affected Sergei Skripal and his daughter Skripals believe a military nerve agent was used in their home – both are …

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THMG120 – Interview with David Lesak, Part II

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/THMG120-Interview_with_Dave_Lesak_Part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn part two of a two-part series, Mike talks to David Lesak, who’s on staff at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. Mike was there for the Chemistry for the Fire Responder event. Complete Show Notes 1:30 Development of PPE Standards and Regulations Back in the day, PPE was reusable …

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THMG109 – Chemical Suicide Scenarios, Part I

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG109_Chem_Suicides_Part_1_Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, we answer a listener’s question about what to do when approaching a chemical suicide scene inside an apartment building. Mike gives Bob a scenario with limited resources and has him work through it from start to finish. Complete Show Notes 6:30 Background on Mike’s Scenario for Bob You’re …

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THMG108 – Water-Reactive Substances

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG108_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Bob and Mike discuss water-reactive substances and how they affect us as hazmat technicians. Complete Show Notes 4:40 Why Do Some Substances React to Water? A variety of reasons – all comes down to the fact that the overall energy of a system will be lower if it …

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THMG085 – Fentanyl, Part II: Interview with Brian Escamilla

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG085_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn part two of this three-part series, we discuss fentanyl with Brian Escamilla. Complete Show Notes 1:30 Background on Brian Escamilla Provides training for law enforcement and hazmat regarding OSHA regulations for entering clandestine labs – he’s done this since 2002 Also does a lot of narcotics training and expert witness …

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ATHMG006 – Ask the Haz Mat Guys, Episode VI

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_athmg6_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, we answer the following questions: Why does flammability increase in oxygen-rich or oxygen-deficient environments? What are must-have sensors for a 6-gas meter with PID? What are the differences between ions and isotopes? How do we manage large propane tanks in transit? Complete Show Notes 00:45 Question #1 – …

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THMG080 – Bakken Crude Derailment with Chad Hawkins

https://media.blubrry.com/thmg3/content.blubrry.com/thmg3/secure_thehazmatguys_THMG080_4_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowIn this episode, Bob and Mike discuss a Bakken crude derailment that took place in Oregon with Chad Hawkins. Complete Show Notes 1:55 Introduction to Chad Hawkins Spent 15 years in California in the fire service Moved up to Oregon in 2015 and is the hazmat rail program coordinator for the …

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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.

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