Chemical Suicide Injures 9 Others

An apparent chemical suicide at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, at the weekend, turned in to a full Hazmat situation when other guests in the hotel began to show symptoms of exposure. 

Latest Argon Training Insights newsletter available

The latest edition of the Argon CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter has been released. In this issue: training for CBRNe & HazMat incidents at mass public events; improving initial operational response to CBRNe incidents; 8 simple scenarios to obtain maximum benefit from


Train carrying explosives and hazardous materials derails

A train carrying munitions and hazardous material derailed in Elko County, Nevada, on June 19.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the derailment involved around nine flat cars, two tankers and three box cars, but the number that went off the tracks has not been confirmed. No injuries were


Pesticide incident douses 63

An incident involving pesticide in Tulare County, California, has resulted in 63 people being treated or hospitalized. 

The pesticide Hexythiazox was being applied to an orchard using a truck with a spray rig attached when winds suddenly blew the spray towards dozens of field


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The latest edition of the Argon CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter has been released. In this issue: An Introduction to HazMat Training; How does After Action Review benefit HazMat training?; Visit the International HazMat Response Teams Conference 2019; Science for


CBSA given new powers to seize precursor chemicals

On Wednesday it was announced that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been given new powers in the fight against the opioid crisis.

The federal government announced amendments to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow certain law enforcement agencies, including


Just over 3 weeks to go!

There is now just over 3 weeks to go until our Asymmetric Stadium Threat Event at the Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United!

This is a unique event designed for individuals tasked with preparing counter-terrorism strategies for HVE. With speakers from around the world that


Explosion at Chemical Plant Kills 78

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China on Thursday, March 21st, has, according to state media, killed 47 people and injured more than 600, 90 of which are reportedly in critical condition.

The blast occurred at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in


Manchester workshop

‘With this spanner, I thee wed…’

CBRN and robotics have been an engagement made in heaven for about the past 15 years, but only recently does it look like the wedding is going to be finalised! The ability to be able to securely assess and manage hazardous scenes has previously


DHS Partners with Industry for Operational Experimentation

It was announce on Tuesday November 20th that through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with industry to evaluate first responder technologies.

New Argon Training Insights Newsletter

In this edition: read an introduction to HazMat training; discover what to see and do at CBRNe Convergence 2018; learn about the most common HazMat threats for first responders; read how prepared firefighters feel to handle HazMat incidents and explore what the linchpins of effective HazMat


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