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What Is The Globally Harmonized System?


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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New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

LEADER Announces New Product Release

LEADER is proud to introduce a new concept of search equipment designed for technical search specialists by technical...

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some...

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive fo...

Explosion at Moonachie Chemical Factory Injures Four

A volatile mixture of hydrogen and oxygen set off a large-scale explosion at the Crest Foam Industries headquarters, ...

US Government Offers $1 Million for Best Hazmat Suit Design

The US will award $1 million in funding to whoever can design the best hazmat suit, as the Ebola crisis has driven de...

Alabama Firefighters Report to Sickness Call at Airport in Hazmat Gear

A patient who got sick on a plane that landed on Thursday afternoon in Birmingham is not believed to be at risk for t...

Small Spaces, Big Tips

Jacob McAfee discusses the one position within the confined space incident command structure that often gets overlook...

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administ...

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Recommends Critical Safety Improvements to ERG

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Gui...

Train Derails in Saskatchewan and Catches Fire

A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying flammable goods derailed in central Saskatchewan on Tuesda...

PF Distribution Center Offers Budget-Minded PowerFlare Packages

Budget PowerFlare Packaging Solutions are designed for maximum value, accommodating your safety needs.

i-Women: No Place for Sexual Assault in Fire Service

The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services (i-Women) released a frank and powerful public ...

California Chemical Plant Catches Fire

A large 4-alarm fire has broken out at a chemical manufacturing building in Santa Fe Springs, California.

New Thermo Scientific TruDefender Analyzer Combines Wireless Technology with Rapid Identification Capabilities

First responders, military personnel and hazmat teams can now utilize a handheld instrument that combines the accurat...

Firefighters Responding to California Fire Find Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow

Vallejo (CA) firefighters responding to a burning commercial building found a large marijuana grow operation that had...

Effects of Toxic Chemicals Studied During Port of L.A. Cleanup

Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire this week that b...

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Atrus Inc Adds Four New Locations to Aed Link Services

Developers of the AED Link system, Atrus, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of four new EMS systems for AED Link.

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.

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FE Talk: Engine Company Operations

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and several of Bill's guests about engine company operations. Hear what Jason Hoevelmann, Dan Shaw, Daryl Liggins, and Clark Lampling have to say about hoseline advancement, standpipe operations, and more.

Industrial Firefighting

AIHA Urges White House and Federal Agencies to Provide Adequate Protections to Healthcare Workers for Ebola Concerns

As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. 

RIT

Firefighter Staffing Shortage in Minneapolis May Violate Laws

Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.

Structural Firefighting

FE Talk: Engine Company Operations

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and several of Bill's guests about engine company operations. Hear what Jason Hoevelmann, Dan Shaw, Daryl Liggins, and Clark Lampling have to say about hoseline advancement, standpipe operations, and more.

Wildland Firefighting

Fire Departments in North Carolina, Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

HAZMAT

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

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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Child Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Virginia House Fire

October 21, 2014 A toddler rushed out of a burning home daycare is fighting for his life in intensive care with life threatening injur...

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