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An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground.
The incident happened near where two people had been arrested a month before and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans for a natural gas pipeline.
CSX donations help Indianapolis Fire Department create a hazmat training site.
A level 3 hazmat incident happened after a man opened a package, noticed chemicals inside, and took the package to a Boston firehouse.
"They were able to use the thermal to direct the teams on the ground as to what areas needed attention, where to pull back and redirect from," Pagano explains.
In the more than two decades the CDP has been offering hazmat curriculum, it’s developed a program which takes responders from basic awareness to advanced knowledge, while enhancing their confidence through realistic training exercises involving toxic chemical agents and biological materials.
Manor Chemical Co., founded in 1972, provides chemicals to automotive aftermarket companies, dry cleaners, paint and coating companies and industrial manufacturers.
Fire and emergency crews responded to a collision on Country Club Drive at approximately 2:18 a.m. Thursday.