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The Role of EMS in Hazmat Disasters

Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe. Associate Editor Val Amato reads her article "A Blast in the Backyard" describing a 2019 oil refinery explosion in Philadelphia, and Editorial Assistant Jacob Sorensen talks with Randy Kearns, DHA, assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans, about chemical burn injuries and other injuries specific to hazmat and CBRNE-related events.


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