Entries by Kamila Buscavage

Why Are We STILL Calling HazMat Teams for Small Amounts of Fentanyl?

Are We Handling Fentanyl Decon at the Appropriate Level? Here are a few things no one discusses when we talk about the fentanyl crisis. Most communities do not have dedicated, full-time HazMat teams. There aren’t six to twelve guys sitting around in full personal protective gear that only respond to HazMat incidents. They are usually […]

Fentanyl leaves a lethal mess that’s costly and complicated to clean up

Photo by: Russ Baer In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, file photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, members of the DEA Hazardous Materials/Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team go through a decontamination procedure in Lubbock, Texas. During the operation, substances were seized during an ongoing investigation of fentanyl and fentanyl-related compounds. (Russ Baer/DEA via AP)   By […]