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Scenes From Hazmat Challenge At LANL

on August 24, 2019 - 10:43am

The entrance to the Los Alamos Hazardous Training Facility located on Laboratory property. The facility is one of the most complete in the United States and draws participant for all over the United States and abroad. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A Hazmat Team working in a decimation exercise following an event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A team from Los Alamos work the Voodoo simulation of a biological lab found by a hotel manager in his hotel. The biolab was in the process of creating rabies powder from rabid bats to be spared in the public. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory hosted a Hazmat Challenge this past week at its Hazardous Materials Training Center, one of the most complete training facilities in the Nation.

Ten teams attended the event from New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The challenge provides a unique training venue for hazmat responders to test and develop their technical response capabilities in a difficult but safe environment.

The event requires participants to respond to simulated hazardous material emergencies involving aircraft, rail and highway transportation, in industrial piping, a biological lab, a confined space event and more.

The Los Alamos team carefully examines the chemicals used  in the process of mankind a rabid powder. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A team from Las Cruces is working the ‘Somethin’ Bout A Truck’ simulating a tanker truck leaking a filmable fluid. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Las Cruces team works to stop the flow if fluid. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

In the ‘Workin’ 9-5’  simulation the 64th Civil Support Team is called to a grocery store following an earth quake that caused cleaning supplies to fall to the floor and break open causing a hazardous condition. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Photo-8 The team monitors the situation in preparation to begin the decimation process. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

In the ‘Crazy Train’ simulation a crop-duster owner was on his way to refuel his plane when he was involve in a collision which caused high high octane fuels to spill from the 55 gallon drums. A Hazmat Team from The Edmond FD was called to the scene. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Edmond Team evaluated the situation in preparation to begin the cleanup operation. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

In a University Science Research Laboratory the sprinkler system went off causing concern about the hazardous experiments that were underway in the ‘Chain Reaction’ simulation. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The team from the Farmington FD arrived at the scene to evaluate the situation and get the sprinkler system shut off and check the condition of the hazardous experiment that was underway. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Aircraft props used in simulated hazardous events at the airport or crash sites. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Aircraft props used in simulated hazardous events at the airport or crash sites. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Aircraft props used in simulated hazardous events at the airport or crash sites. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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