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Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern T...

Fire Burning After Hazardous Rail Spill in Tennessee

A fire continued to burn Thursday afternoon at the site where a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed an...

Free Training Materials for Transportation Rail Incidents

A firefighter has been taken to a Flagstaff hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Do...

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Respond to Train vs. Tractor-Trailer Collision

On June 23. 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded with a full first-alarm assignment to ...

200 Columbia City (IN) Homes Evacuated After Factory Fire

A Columbia City fire left workers and residents in the dark last night, with many being evacuated from their homes.

Deutsche Messe and Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Announce Cooperation

On Friday, June 5, Hannover Fairs Australia (an Australian subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG) and the Australasian Fire...

Indianapolis Firefighters Extinguish Commercial Fire

Indianapolis firefighters responded Thursday to a reported fire at Leed Thermal Processing Inc.

What Would You Do? Rail Tanker Car Fire

This fire involves a fire in a railroad yard in tanker cars. Check out a new simulation from Skip Coleman.

Updated Biodetection Technologies for First Responders Product Guide Now Available

A 2015 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.&n...

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Corrective Action Order to Plains Pipeline, LP

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a...

Hazmat Scare Scrambles Gresham (OR) Firefighters

Firefighters have given the all clear after a possible hazards materials scare

Detroit Firefighters Respond to Overturned Tanker Truck Fire

On Sunday May 25th 2015, Detroit 1st Battalion firefighters responded to a report of a unknown fire in the ...

The Multigas Meter

It is important to always refresh your memory by training and reviewing the proper operation of your meters to keep y...

Crews Working to Contain Toxic Smoke and Runoff from 4-Alarm Fire in San Jose

Huge flames and dangerous chemicals created a massive environmental nightmare in San Jose overnight.

DOT Sued Over Revisions in Notifying of Rail Crude Oil Shipments

A lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) last week contends that emergency responders and ...

Halo Smart Labs Alerts Users to Fires, Tornadoes, and Other Hazards

Consumers will be able to buy Halo and Halo WX for their own homes beginning on May 13, 2015.

All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protec...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Training Minutes: Radio Tips

Communications are essential on the fireground. In this new Training Minutes video, Nick Martin provides some information and tips on wearing your ...

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 utilit...

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Mike Wilbur: Aerial Apparatus Operational Footprint and Scrub Area

Mike Wilbur discusses what the aerial apparatus footprint and scrub area is needed for each fire house.

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

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Industrial Firefighting

Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on ...

RIT

Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

Wildland Firefighting

Has Fire Service Leadership Changed in the Past Five Years?

The fire service has overwhelmingly recognized the importance of leadership. Yet, it does not seem that much has changed in actually applying leade...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protect the permanent and transient ...

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Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

July 3, 2015 About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern T...

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