Much more than 200 hazmat experts attended the fifth once-a-year Hazmat Nation networking celebration very last week in Baltimore in conjunction with the Intercontinental Association of Fire Chiefs’ hazmat conference.
“This gathering has been a wonderful way for hazmat industry experts to meet in a calm setting, to make new connections, and to share their trials, tribulations and good results with those people functioning by means of comparable difficulties,” claimed Phil Ambrose, inventor and CEO of HazSim. “This 12 months, we preferred to take it a stage further more.”
Hazmat Country and HazSim applied the event to increase income for the Firefighter Cancer Guidance Community. The pairing manufactured perception as responder cancer and hazmat are so closely, and regrettably, linked.
“We are grateful, however not surprised, by how well received the fundraiser was by hazmat professionals,” Ambrose explained. “We had been testing the waters this yr, with a aim of building the fundraising a even larger component of our function following 12 months and in the yrs to occur. We are powerful believers in the operate and mission of FCSN, and it appears the hazmat neighborhood is as nicely.”
FCSN, a nationwide nonprofit with far more than 250 volunteers nationwide, has been serving firefighters battling most cancers considering the fact that 2005.
“FCSN is grateful for the guidance of HazSim and Hazmat Nation to enable our mission, to support firefighters and EMS companies and their quick people diagnosed with cancer by delivering essential help, instruction and direction,” explained Bryan Frieders, president of FCSN and retired hearth chief of the Pasadena (Calif.) Hearth Section. “Their meaningful contribution will help us supply our free toolboxes and special badge-to-badge mentorship program to firefighters as nicely as most cancers prevention education applications nationwide.”
Much of the event’s achievement is thanks to the corporate associates whose sponsorship manufactured feasible free food items, beverages, a swag bag and a unforgettable T-shirt. The essential sponsors incorporate Kappler, Very first Line Technological know-how, Very first Get in touch with Environmental and All Harmless Industries, who offered bourbon tasting flights from its property point out of Kentucky.
“Our sponsors made all the variance in the globe in producing this a achievement,” Ambrose reported. “We glimpse ahead to furthering our partnerships with them as this celebration grows in scope and objective in the coming several years.”
Hazmat response and education enhances when hazmat specialists can make bonds and share their expertise, Ambrose mentioned. This yearly occasion and the daily function at Hazmat Nation are focused to setting up people bonds.
HazSim is a firefighter-formulated instruction system that teaches hazmat responders how to use gasoline detectors all through palms-on training evolutions making use of authentic-time readings, without having the use of real hazardous materials. The application and handheld gadget can be configured to replicate most main fuel detectors on the market.
About Hazmat Nation
Hazmat Country is an on the web publication focused to giving essential information to assistance hazmat responders be safer and a lot more helpful for the duration of instruction and operations.
About FCSN Considering that 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Most cancers Guidance Network (FCSN) has presented aid and a single-on-one particular mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their people. FCSN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. For far more aspects, remember to visit firefightercancersupport.org.