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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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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...

Numerous Departments Battle Large Fire at Tennessee Wood Products Business

A number of fire departments are battling a large fire at a wood products business in Mosheim, Tennessee, according t...

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 1

Kevin Yoos reviews two recent events that will hopefully make you think twice about a simple carbon monoxide alarm.

Reducing the Incidence of Cancer Among Firefighters: Jacksonville's Best Practices

Trevor Nelson-Research shows that firefighters have higher cancer and mortality rates and twice the rate of mesotheli...

When Heroes Fail: a Story of One Rescuer

Ian Bland-Firefighters train to succeed and fight to win, but as one rescuer explains in recounting a failed rescue a...

Ebola, Spanish Flu, and Us

As a service, we pride our- selves in being always ready, ever present, and prepared as best we can.

Maynard (MA) Firefighters Continue to Update Training Protocols Against Threat of Ebola

Fire Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department has completed an updated response guideline for p...

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

February 28, 2015 Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship...

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