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Eric Bachman writes that firefighters need to become acquainted with the Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals.

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FEMA Announces Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation Position

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Ame...

Indonesia Acquirers 9/11 Disaster Training Simulator

The Republic of Indonesia's commitment to disaster preparedness will take a leap forward with the arrival of the Guar...

Officials Rule Fatal Manchester (CT) Fire an Accident

An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental.

FE Talk: Smoke Toxicity

In this Google Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton discusses smoke toxicity with Rob Schnepp, Pete...

Australia Firefighters Injured in Nitrate Explosion

A police officer and four firefighters were among those hospitalised after a truck carrying ammonium nitrate rolled o...

Harris County (TX) New Emergency Operations Center Equipped to Serve One of the Fastest Growing Regions

Harris County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation has a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Cen...

New Argon White Paper Shows Way to Better CBRN Training

Argon, in the CBRN and Hazmat training systems industry, has released another free white paper, this time offering ti...

California Quake Spurs Major Fires

A substantial earthquake in Northern California caused several major fires and injuries, including about 90...

Green Food Dye Shuts Down Palm Springs Road

FDNY Members Hospitalized After Possible Chemical Suicide

Five Fire Department of New York (FDNY) emergency responders were reportedly hospitalized after the were exposed to a...

Company/Association News

E2S WARNING SIGNALS published "Guide for Hazardous Areas" which is available as a free download on its Web ...

New Jersey Firefighters Battle Fire at Vacant Commercial Building

The North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Department responded to a pair of fires in North Bergen today, including a ...

FEMA Announces Instructional Systems Specialist Job

Kochek Products Preferred for Nuclear Energy's FLEX Emergency Response Program

Kochek Company, Connecticut-based manufacturer of high quality water flow products and fire connections, has been exc...

Hazmat Technicians Get Hands-On Training at CDP

The Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), loc...

In Case You Missed It: July 2014 Fire Engineering Features

Check out some of the featured articles on firefighting and the fire service that ran this month on Fire Engineering.

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Brid...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

First Due Battalion Chief

First-Due Battalion Chief: Information Is Vital

When it comes to firefighting in modern buildings, building construction information can go a long way toward keeping firefighters safe, Dan Sheridan writes.

From the Jumpseat

From the Jumpseat: The Safety/Identity Conflict

Do the stories that make up how firefighters think of themselves actually make it more difficult for them to operate safely on the fireground? Mark J. Cotter reviews a scientific study that says yes.

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.

Engine

Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunflight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

Industrial Firefighting

CSB Chairperson Warns Against Use of Methanol During Laboratory and Classroom Combustion Demonstrations

Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevada, where a flash fire on September 3 injured children and adults viewing a science demonstration.

RIT

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

Structural Firefighting

Tactical Safety: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot

When a firefighter is faced with a decision to risk their life to try and save another life, they have reached the pinnacle of what being a firefighter is all about, Ray McCormack writes.

Wildland Firefighting

Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier this week.

HAZMAT

FEMA Announces Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation Position

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. T

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

Intelligent Response Structures, Part 1

Eric G. Bachman offers this two-part article on reinforcing the need to develop a response structure methodology.

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Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

September 19, 2014 A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier t...

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