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

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.

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

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

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

Apply for Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

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

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

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

New Handheld Radiation Detector Offers Enhanced Threat Detection

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Security professionals who are responsible for ensuring public safety by detecting, locating and identifying radiological threats can now simplify and accelerate their work using a new handheld radiation detector with nuclide identification capabilities.

WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Fond du Lac firefighters responded to Laack Cold Storage after someone reported smelling ammonia in the area around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Slow Response to ND Oil Company Fire Raises Concerns

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The explosion and fire that started around midnight Monday and raged for much of Tuesday at the Red River Supply plant, about half a mile from downtown Williston.

The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

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

Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The president's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emergency measures to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.

Florida Departments Reconsider Hazmat as Grant Funding Decreases

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Marion County Fire Rescue’s hazardous materials crews have responded to reports of a fishy white powder in local government offices three times within the past 18 months, including one incident in June that targeted 11 different locations on the same day.

IAFC's Metcalf: "major problems" with grant proposal

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Bill Metcalf, International Association of Fire Chiefs president and chairman of the board, identified "major problems" with the new National Preparedness Grant (NPG), including the possibility that local fire chiefs in some parts of the country may not be included in the "threat and hazard identification and risk assessment" (THIRA).

Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm Lancaster (PA) Fire

Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm Lancaster (PA) Fire

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

An electrical fire heavily damaged a building Monday evening at High Steel Structures Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Vacant Rochester (NY) Commercial Structure Linked to Terrorism Burns

Vacant Rochester (NY) Commercial Structure Linked to Terrorism Case Burns

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday evening in a vacant structure whose owner is suspected of being involved in terrorism.

Former Cleveland Firefighter Sentenced for Stealing Hazmat Equipment

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

A former Cleveland firefighter was placed on probation Monday for stealing hazardous material equipment from the city and selling it to a scrap yard to feed his drug habit

Report: New Boston Fire Commissioner Named

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

The Boston Globe reports that longtime Boston Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn will succeed Roderick J. Fraser Jr. as fire commissioner.

Employees of Cleveland Company Evacuated After HAZMAT Scare

Sat, Jul 5, 2014

Firefighters Battle Flames at Michigan Pool Company

Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Firefighters from several fire departments along with a hazmat team battle a fire in a pool equipment warehouse facility today in Alpine Township, Michigan.

Ethanol Safety Seminars Scheduled for Two Tennessee Cities

Sat, Jun 21, 2014

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), in partnership with the Knoxville & Holston River Railroad and Nashville & Western Railroad, will host two Ethanol Safety Seminars in Tennessee.

Senators Collins and Murray Introduce Bill to Increase Safety Resources for Short Line Rail

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Patty Murray (D-Washington), Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, respectively, today introduced a bill that would authorize a new Short Line Rail Safety Institute to enhance the safety practices and culture of short line railroads.

Hoarding Suspected in Fatal Connecticut Home Collapse

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

A 66-year-old woman was found dead under a pile of debris in her home in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Complete References for 'Questioning Spinal Stabilization'

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

A complete list of reference for Rommie Duckworth's June 2014 Fire Engineering article, "Questioning Spinal Stabilization."

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