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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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First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide Updated

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

Watch West (TX) Documentary and Anniversary Memorial Online

On April 17, 2013, the difference between life and death was just 13 minutes. That's the interval between the time fi...

DHS Releases Updated First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

Chemical Suicide: 10 Seconds Can Save Your Life

Taking “10 seconds to slow down and do a good, thorough scene size-up could save a responder’s life,” Jacob Oreshan s...

Industry Council Issues Position Statement on Emergency Alerts and Warnings

The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) today announced the association's recently developed...

Campaign Launched to Curb Fire Risk Posed by Intermediate Bulk Containers

The Fire Protection Research Foundation and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with support from the insura...
Firefighters Battle Flames at Pool Supply Facility on Long Island

Firefighters Battle Flames at Pool Supply Facility on Long Island

Firefighters throughout Nassau County, New York, battled a raging building fire at the Island Recreational Pool Suppl...

Fire at New York Pool Supply Store Forces Evacuations

A massive fire broke out Monday in a pool supply store in Seaford, Long Island that triggered evacuations and forced ...

Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Connection with Ricin Case

Firefighters, hazmat crews, and police responded earlier this week to the home of a Pennsylvania man suspected of try...
1964 Truck Explosion Offers Hazmat Preplanning, Response Lessons

1964 Truck Explosion Offers Hazmat Preplanning, Response Lessons

In 1964, a truck carrying blasting agents caught fire and exploded in near Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, killing thr...

HazMatIQ Sponsors Hazmat Training Trivia Quiz

Use your HazMatIQ Smart Charts and NIOSH pocket guide to answer hazmat training questions and earn a chance to win pr...

UNH Offers Online Masters Degree in Emergency Management

The University of New Haven is now offering an online master's degree in emergency management through its Henry C. Le...
Mel Bolden, painting of the fire that destroyed White's Opera House in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Artist Behind Fire Engineering's 1977 Centennial Covers

The story behind the special covers commissioned for Fire Engineering's 1977 centennial reveals artist Mel Bolden and...

Responsibility and Response Ability, Part 1

In Part 1 of this two-part series, Eric G. Bachman looks at the preparations fire departments must make when respondi...

PlumeSIM® Offers the Right Response to CBRN

The range of potential threats makes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and hazmat response train...

Jersey City Firefighters Hospitalized After Potential Hazmat Exposure

Several Jersey CIty (NJ) firefighters were hospitalized Friday after a fire at a nursing home.

Iowa Town Evacuated Due to Toxic Chemical Fire

Authorities are evacuating residents of a small northern Iowa city where firefighters are battling a chemical fire.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

FDIC 2014 Chat: The Command Post

Chief Bobby Halton talks with the hosts of "The Command Post," Rick Lasky and John Salka, live at FDIC 2014.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

FDIC 2014 Preview: Jerry Knapp on House Fires

Jerry Knapp, training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center and longtime Fire Engineering contributor, will be presenting "House Fires: Modern Strategies and Tactics for Aggressive Operations" at FDIC 2014.

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.

Engine

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hydrovent Makes its Mark

It's fast, flexible, and can provide ventilation AND suppression in almost any opening in a building.

Industrial Firefighting

Brush Fire Burns Over 250 Acres Near Edison NJ

A brush fire charred more than 250 acres of land Thursday a marshy part of central New Jersey.

RIT

Roundtable: Saving Our Own

Do you periodically put your members through a refresher of the evolutions taught in "Saving Our Own"? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Structural Firefighting

New York City Police Receive Orders on Fire Response

The New York Police Department has issued mandatory protocols for officers entering buildings in response to fires, after an officer responding to a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise died.

Wildland Firefighting

Attend the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program

Before 2,000 fire and emergency officials assemble together at the Washington Hilton for the Congressional Fire Services Institute's 26th annual dinner tradition May 1st, many of them will be spending their time in Washington, DC meeting with their members of Congress and attending the CFSI seminars program.

HAZMAT

First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide Updated

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

The Importance of Low Expectations

Don’t take things for granted or make assumptions, especially regarding elements outside of a fire department’s control, writes Eric G. Bachman.

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New Jersey Firefighter Seriously Injured in Duplex Fire

April 18, 2014 Eight people were displaced from a duplex in Little Falls (NJ) and two firefighters injured, one seriously, when a fi...

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