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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.


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Ram Air Introduces Special-Ops Gear Decon System

Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for pro...

Central London Rail Station Evacuated After Fire

One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected e...

Navistar Introduces Multi-Purpose Vehicle Designed For Global Disaster Relief Efforts

At this week's AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, I...

1-800-BOARDUP Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri today recognized 1-800-BOARDUP for its support of Red Cross disaster respo...

Daughter of FDNY Firefighter Killed on 9/11 Graduating from Fire Academy

City of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department Purchases Seven Pierce Aerial Tiller Apparatus

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has sold seven Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot heavy-d...

Ansell Introduces TRELLCHEM ACT Protective Suit for Law Enforcement & CBRN Terrorism Responders

Ansell will produce the TRELLCHEM ACT, a new protective solution for law enforcement responders dealing with conseque...

NIOSH Releases Report on Firefighter Deaths in West (TX) Fertilizer Plant Blast

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality and Investigation Program rece...

Propane Truck Overturns and Causes Evacuations and Road Closing

Approximately 40 to 50 people and two businesses were evacuated following an accident between a propane truck and ano...

IFSI to Offer New Class for Crude Oil by Rail

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute introduces a new awareness-level course on Crude Oil by Rail. The c...

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...

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FDM Highlights Innovation and Thought Leadership at APCO 2014

FDM Software will be demonstrating its new mobile CAD, T-911 and Multi-Agency Situational Awareness solutions at APCO 2014, as well as sharing its public safety expertise in a Tech Caf session.


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.


Hoseline Hangout: Bill Gustin and Company on Engine Company Operations

In this chat sponsored by Key Hose, Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, and Jason Hoevelmann about engine company operations.

Industrial Firefighting

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Announces 12-Foot Tall FoxFury Transformer 360 Degree Scene Light

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is pleased to officially introduce its tallest and brightest portable scene light, the Nomad Transformer.


Fire Department Capability: How Do You Really Know?

You don't have to go very far to find discussions related to fireground operations, tactics, command, and control. But where can you find actual facts on these subjects? Billy Goldfeder has more.

Structural Firefighting

Paterson (NJ) Fire Leaves More Than a Dozen Homeless

Paterson (NJ) Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire in a vacant structure that extended to other nearby buildings.

Wildland Firefighting

NFPA's New Children Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage.


Ram Air Introduces Special-Ops Gear Decon System

Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for proper decontamination of special-ops gear that cannot be washed in a mechanical washer.


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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Ram Air Introduces Special-Ops Gear Decon System

November 25, 2014 Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for pro...

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