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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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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

Kochek Products Preferred for Nuclear Energy's FLEX Emergency Response Program

Kochek Company, Connecticut-based manufacturer of high quality water flow products and fire connections, has been exc...

Hazmat Technicians Get Hands-On Training at CDP

The Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), loc...

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Brid...

Open Road for Hazmat Trucking in New York Outside of New York City

For the first time in 14 years, federal officials have updated the nation's list of roadways where states restrict th...

Apply for Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award

More than 25 million people around the world boldly, selflessly, and courageously engage in fire safety and disaster ...

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials i...

New Handheld Radiation Detector Offers Enhanced Threat Detection

Security professionals who are responsible for ensuring public safety by detecting, locating and identifying radiolog...

WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak

Fond du Lac firefighters responded to Laack Cold Storage after someone reported smelling ammonia in the area around 1...

Slow Response to ND Oil Company Fire Raises Concerns

The explosion and fire that started around midnight Monday and raged for much of Tuesday at the Red River Supply plan...

The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

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Featured Firefighting Articles

SURVIVAL ZONE

Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase

Jennifer Chadwick-How can firefighters combat the dangers they face in the modern fire environment? Learning to use risk management as the life-saving tool that it is can help keep firefighters alive. It is a dynamic process that involves identifying potential hazards/risks, implementing a plan, and constantly monitoring conditions to change the plan as needed.

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.

Engine

Interview: Napa (CA) Battalion Chief on Earthquake Response

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talked to Napa (CA) Battalion Chief Jarrett Anderson about the earthquake that struck the area early on August 24, 2014.

Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics releases a Class 1 Division 1 Five Color Explosion Proof Stack Light with Horns

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a five color explosion proof LED stack light equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof horns. 

RIT

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Wildland Firefighting

Hawaii Fire Caused by Kids Burns Hundreds of Acres

Firefighters battling a Hawaii wildfire caused by young boys playing with a lighter are using helicopters and clearing terrain to attack the 1¼-square mile fire.

HAZMAT

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 tips for emergency services and first responders on how to provide the best possible CBRN response training.

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.

Top News

Roof Collapses as Firefighters Battle Sacramento House Fire

September 1, 2014 Firefighters from Sacramento City Fire, Cosumnes Fire and Sacramento Metro Fire joined efforts to work a Moorfield Wa...

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