F-M Ambulance teaching area emergency personnel about hazmat proceduresFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Oil activity out West has meant an increase in hazardous materials passing through on trains and trucks.
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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Oil activity out West has meant an increase in hazardous materials passing through on trains and trucks.
F-M Ambulance hosted an advanced Hazmat Life Support course to train emergency responders from around North Dakota how to deal with hazardous material accidents.
They learned how to treat patients exposed to chemicals like carbon monoxide and anhydrous ammonia.
Chad Mickelson, F-M Ambulance: "The better we can understand the chemical and how it attacks the body, the better we can treat the patient, and the better outcome the patient has once they leave the hospital. So, it goes from early detection, early treatment, to better outcome."
Emergency personnel from Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks, and Bismarck attended.