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Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings,...

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedn...

Hazmat: Initial Actions and Chemical Assessment

How do you translate stats on how the hazardous material will behave into strategy and tactics? Kristina Kreutzer

Community Hazards and Vulnerabilities and the Fire Service

Each fire department should complete a hazard and vulnerability analysis with its emergency management authority and ...

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of ...

Florida Firefighters Extinguish Four-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews have put out a 4-alarm fire at a warehouse in Opa-locka, after nearly three hours of bat...

Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship...

U.S. DOT Ready to Proceed with West Virginia Derailment Investigation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to mov...

WPI announces progress in "firefighter locator" research

Research undertaken by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in response to the December 3, 1999, tragic Worcester (M...

DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announces the launch of a new, free, online nationa...

West Virginia Train Derailment Sends Crude Oil Cars into Kanawha River

Multiple tanker rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Monday afternoon in Fayette County, triggering explos...

USFA Coffee Break Training: Hazardous Materials - Fuel Hoarding and Container Sizes

The student will be able to identify maximum allowable flammable and combustible liquid container sizes.

Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing fr...

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Regulatory Collaboration: Hazardous Materials

Although various codes are overall very complete in regulating the storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials,...

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 2

Metering has become an integral part of being a firefighter; just about every run to which we respond involves some t...

Crews Extinguish Lima, Ohio Refinery Fire

The Husky refinery in Lima was the site of an explosion and fire Saturday, where windows were blown out and the force...

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Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

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