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

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

At this week's AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle-a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a vehicle mounted water purification treatment system capable of purifying 5,000 gallons of drinking water per day.

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

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri today recognized 1-800-BOARDUP for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program.

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

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

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

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has sold seven Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot heavy-duty aerial tiller apparatus to the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in California.

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

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Ansell will produce the TRELLCHEM ACT, a new protective solution for law enforcement responders dealing with consequences of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN). 

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

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality and Investigation Program recently released its report on the firefighters killed in the West (TX) Fertilizer Plant Explosion in April 2013.

Propane Truck Overturns and Causes Evacuations and Road Closing

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

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

IFSI to Offer New Class for Crude Oil by Rail

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute introduces a new awareness-level course on Crude Oil by Rail. The class is in response to increase crude oil rail traffic from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Montana, as well as the 2013 train explosion disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

Two Transported in Massachusetts Hazmat Situation

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Crews responded to a Tier 2 Hazmat incident in Topsfield (MA) fire officials confirmed Saturday.

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Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Fire Put Down at University Delaware After Hazmat Crews Called

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

LEADER Announces New Product Release

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

LEADER is proud to introduce a new concept of search equipment designed for technical search specialists by technical search specialists:

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some lessons learned for emergency responders to the crisis.

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive for its CHEMTREC® Division.

Explosion at Moonachie Chemical Factory Injures Four

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

A volatile mixture of hydrogen and oxygen set off a large-scale explosion at the Crest Foam Industries headquarters, injuring several workers and forcing an evacuation of the factory.

US Government Offers $1 Million for Best Hazmat Suit Design

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The US will award $1 million in funding to whoever can design the best hazmat suit, as the Ebola crisis has driven demand for the protective gear to record highs.

Alabama Firefighters Report to Sickness Call at Airport in Hazmat Gear

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A patient who got sick on a plane that landed on Thursday afternoon in Birmingham is not believed to be at risk for the Ebola virus, according to Birmingham health and fire officials

Small Spaces, Big Tips

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

Jacob McAfee discusses the one position within the confined space incident command structure that often gets overlooked: the attendant.

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, have been working to develop incident management "best practices" reference materials for emergency responders to prepare them to safely and effectively respond to crude oil transportation incidents.

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

November 19, 2014 At this week's AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, I...

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