Hazmat Equipment & Training


Globally Harmonized System      

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.


Hazmat Equipment & Training Articles

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...

Extra-Alarm Fire Brought Under Control in Chicago

An extra alarm fire broke out in a storage building on the West Side Thursday afternoon, sending up thick black smoke...

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...

The Tipton Twister Exercise: Large-Scale, Multicasualty Event Tests Responders

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...


In drill school, we were taught to "never" do this or "never" do that. Here is a "never"...

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

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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.


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.


In Case You Missed It : September 2014 Fire Engineering Features

September's list of Web-exclusive features from Fire Engineering ran the gamut of topics, from firefighter behavioral health to a detailed report on an incident in Germany in which firefighters successfully made use of a smoke-blocking device.

Industrial Firefighting

VectorLearning Acquires eLearning Provider CentreLearn Solutions

VectorLearning, in the online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, TargetSolutions, and CiNet-RedVector brands industry, announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based CentreLearn Solutions, a pioneer in online education for emergency responders.


Dissecting the RIT: Air Supply

If you’re assigned the role of air supply or any position within RIT, make it your goal to train realistically, writes Jawan Clark.

Structural Firefighting

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to guests Anthony Avillo of California and Anthony Kastros of New Jersey on some of the differences in firefighter operations in their two locales.

Wildland Firefighting

King Fire Crews Start to Rehab Site

Crews are demobilizing from the King Fire just west of Lake Tahoe as they transition from suppression to rehabilitation.


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 burned through much of a wharf and released high levels of toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.


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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MagneGas Launches MagneTote Product Line for First Responders

September 30, 2014

MagneTote™ is a portable and compact system to cut with the power of MagneGas®

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