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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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Hazmat Equipment & Training Articles

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Criti...

Two Transported in Massachusetts Hazmat Situation

Crews responded to a Tier 2 Hazmat incident in Topsfield (MA) fire officials confirmed Saturday.

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Fire Put Down at University Delaware After Hazmat Crews Called

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 ...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

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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Columbus (OH) Firefighter Struck by Lightning Faces Daunting Road to Recovery

While attending a charity event this June, Columbus (OH) Fire Lieutenant Stu Tudor was struck by lightning and went into cardiac arrest. He has since managed to recover somewhat, but still faces daunting challenges ahead.

Industrial Firefighting

Four-Alarm Fire Levels Buffalo Building

An industrial building on Buffalo's East Side was destroyed in a four-alarm fire late Tuesday afternoon.

RIT

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

Structural Firefighting

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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.

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Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

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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New Orleans Firefighter Dies During Training

October 30, 2014

A veteran New Orleans (LA) firefighter died recently while training in New Mexico, according to a news report.

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