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Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

Fri, Jul 3, 2015

About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on Friday as investigators looked into the cause of the fiery accident.

Fire Burning After Hazardous Rail Spill in Tennessee

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

A fire continued to burn Thursday afternoon at the site where a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, and officials said firefighters have been trying to keep neighboring rail cars cool as they make efforts to move them away from the flames

Free Training Materials for Transportation Rail Incidents

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

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

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

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

On June 23. 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded with a full first-alarm assignment to a reported collision between a train and tractor-trailer. Kevin Brautlacht has photos from the scene.

200 Columbia City (IN) Homes Evacuated After Factory Fire

Sun, Jun 14, 2015

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

Sat, Jun 13, 2015

On Friday, June 5, Hannover Fairs Australia (an Australian subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG) and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) finalized a partnership agreement for a new exhibition in Australia.

Indianapolis Firefighters Extinguish Commercial Fire

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

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

What Would You Do? Rail Tanker Car Fire

Tue, Jun 2, 2015

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

Sat, May 30, 2015

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

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

Sat, May 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a Corrective Action Order (CAO) to Plains Pipeline, LP, the operator responsible for the pipeline failure on May 19 that resulted in the release of crude. 

Hazmat Scare Scrambles Gresham (OR) Firefighters

Thu, May 28, 2015

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

Detroit Firefighters Respond to Overturned Tanker Truck Fire

Tue, May 26, 2015

On Sunday May 25th 2015, Detroit 1st Battalion firefighters responded to a report of a unknown fire in the area of I-75 & I-375 interchange.

The Multigas Meter

Fri, May 22, 2015

It is important to always refresh your memory by training and reviewing the proper operation of your meters to keep you and your responders safe, writes Kevin Yoos.

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

Tue, May 19, 2015

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

Tue, May 19, 2015

A lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) last week contends that emergency responders and citizens need better protection against potential fiery rail crashes of trains carrying Bakken crude oil across the United States to refineries.

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

Thu, May 7, 2015

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

All-Seasons Intelligence

Thu, May 7, 2015

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protect the permanent and transient population and better safeguard its personnel for seasonal hazards, writes Eric G. Bachman.

Responding to "Routine" Incidents at Large-Event Venues

Fri, May 1, 2015

No matter what the size of your department, make sure you have a solid plan, the right equipment, and trained personnel to respond to stadiums and arenas in your area.    

LA County Firefighters Rescue Boy Trapped in Rubble in Nepal

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters helped rescue a teenage boy trapped in rubble in Nepal for five days Thursday

Pre-Clinical Trial Shows High Marks for BloodSTOP iX Battle Matrix

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

LifeScience Plus, a Silicon Valley-based biotechnology company revolutionizing wound-care, today announced that its military-grade new hemostatic wound-care product, BloodSTOP iX Battle Matrix, has achieved a 100% survival rate during pre-clinical trials testing severe femoral artery lacerations mimicking a battlefield gunshot or shrapnel wound.

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, active shooters, and even everyday instances that escalate into unexpected dangers, writes James Kutz.

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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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