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DHS Releases Updated First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

Chemical Suicide: 10 Seconds Can Save Your Life

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Taking “10 seconds to slow down and do a good, thorough scene size-up could save a responder’s life,” Jacob Oreshan said concerning his Thursday afternoon presentation, “Chemical Suicide: Information for the Emergency Responder.” A deputy chief with the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Special Operations Branch, Oreshan is a national certified firefighter and hazardous materials technician. The topic is of great importance because of the great danger it poses to responders. Oreshan has attended and presented at FDIC for the two years.

Industry Council Issues Position Statement on Emergency Alerts and Warnings

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) today announced the association's recently developed policy position on emergency alerts and warnings.

Campaign Launched to Curb Fire Risk Posed by Intermediate Bulk Containers

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

The Fire Protection Research Foundation and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with support from the insurance industry and coordination from other relevant groups, today launched the Contain the IBC Fire Risk campaign, an educational effort to reduce a serious yet frequently unknown risk for dangerous pool fires associated with intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

Firefighters Battle Flames at Pool Supply Facility on Long Island

Firefighters Battle Flames at Pool Supply Facility on Long Island

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Firefighters throughout Nassau County, New York, battled a raging building fire at the Island Recreational Pool Supply facility on Hicksville Road in North Massapequa on the afternoon of Monday March 31.

Fire at New York Pool Supply Store Forces Evacuations

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

A massive fire broke out Monday in a pool supply store in Seaford, Long Island that triggered evacuations and forced a nearby school to postpone dismissal.

Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Connection with Ricin Case

Fri, Mar 21, 2014

Firefighters, hazmat crews, and police responded earlier this week to the home of a Pennsylvania man suspected of trying to poison a rival with ricin.

1964 Truck Explosion Offers Hazmat Preplanning, Response Lessons

1964 Truck Explosion Offers Hazmat Preplanning, Response Lessons

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

In 1964, a truck carrying blasting agents caught fire and exploded in near Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, killing three firefighters and destroying three fire apparatus.  What industrial transporation responses do you need to prepare for and how? Eric G. Bachman reviews the preplanning resources available today that weren't back then.

  

HazMatIQ Sponsors Hazmat Training Trivia Quiz

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Use your HazMatIQ Smart Charts and NIOSH pocket guide to answer hazmat training questions and earn a chance to win prizes.

UNH Offers Online Masters Degree in Emergency Management

Thu, Mar 13, 2014

The University of New Haven is now offering an online master's degree in emergency management through its Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Mel Bolden, painting of the fire that destroyed White's Opera House in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Artist Behind Fire Engineering's 1977 Centennial Covers

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

The story behind the special covers commissioned for Fire Engineering's 1977 centennial reveals artist Mel Bolden and his connection to the fire service.

Responsibility and Response Ability, Part 1

Fri, Mar 7, 2014

In Part 1 of this two-part series, Eric G. Bachman looks at the preparations fire departments must make when responding to unique environments within their communities.

PlumeSIM® Offers the Right Response to CBRN

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

The range of potential threats makes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and hazmat response training a challenging business.

Jersey City Firefighters Hospitalized After Potential Hazmat Exposure

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Several Jersey CIty (NJ) firefighters were hospitalized Friday after a fire at a nursing home.

Iowa Town Evacuated Due to Toxic Chemical Fire

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Authorities are evacuating residents of a small northern Iowa city where firefighters are battling a chemical fire.

Firefighters Contain Large Fire Near Phoenix

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Firefighters have contained a large fire burning at a plumbing supply and welding company in central Phoenix.

Psomas Taps Scott Doan for New Emergency Response GIS Venture

Sat, Feb 15, 2014

Psomas has brought Scott Doan on board as the Public Safety Specialist for SitStat, the new GIS venture of Psomas' Spatial Technology Solutions Division.

Report: Minnesota Firefighters Not Prepared for Oil Train Catastrophe

Thu, Feb 13, 2014

Minnesota state and local officials say firefighters don’t have the equipment needed to put out a catastrophic fire resulting from an oil train disaster like those seen recently in North Dakota and Canada.

Major Explosion at New Hampshire Industrial Facility

Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Sources indicated a major explosion at an industrial site in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Owners of Bangladesh Factory Surrender to Authorities Months After Fatal Fire

Sun, Feb 9, 2014

A husband and wife whose factory in Bangladesh was consumed by fire in 2012, a disaster that killed 112 employees, surrendered to a court on Sunday.

LEADER Producers Large Flow Fans, EASY 3000 and EASY 4000

LEADER Producers Large Flow Fans, EASY 3000 and EASY 4000

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

To prevent the flames and smoke spreading in large structures, LEADER has produced the Large Flow Ventilation units: Easy 3000 and Easy 4000.

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