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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.

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.

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) CMOC (Catastrophic Medical Operation Center) functional exercise April 14-16 at the Harris County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Hazmat: Initial Actions and Chemical Assessment

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

How do you translate stats on how the hazardous material will behave into strategy and tactics? Kristina Kreutzer

Community Hazards and Vulnerabilities and the Fire Service

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Each fire department should complete a hazard and vulnerability analysis with its emergency management authority and law enforcement partners using the above process for its community, writes Mark Wallace.

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need for continued safety improvements across industry in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

Florida Firefighters Extinguish Four-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews have put out a 4-alarm fire at a warehouse in Opa-locka, after nearly three hours of battling the flames.

Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship event, the International Association of Fire Chiefs' Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2015. 

U.S. DOT Ready to Proceed with West Virginia Derailment Investigation

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to move forward with its full-scale forensic investigation into the derailment outside of Montgomery, West Virginia, followed by a slower start earlier this week hampered by weather and safety concerns.

WPI announces progress in "firefighter locator" research

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Research undertaken by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in response to the December 3, 1999, tragic Worcester (MA) cold storage warehouse fire that took the lives of six firefighters may soon be perfected enough to be released in the marketplace and be used by first responders to help them work more safely and effectively.

DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announces the launch of a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders.

West Virginia Train Derailment Sends Crude Oil Cars into Kanawha River

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Multiple tanker rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Monday afternoon in Fayette County, triggering explosions and a 100-yard-high flames as several cars rolled through a residential subdivision and into the Kanawha River. CSX officials say "at least one rail car appears to have ruptured and caught fire."

USFA Coffee Break Training: Hazardous Materials - Fuel Hoarding and Container Sizes

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

The student will be able to identify maximum allowable flammable and combustible liquid container sizes.

Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing from the roofs of 82-84-86-88 Elm Street, six hours after 911 calls came in about a fire at 11:14 p.m. Friday.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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