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New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurricane preparedness.


Firefighter Injured at Pasadena Courthouse Fire

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Fire crews found various hazardous materials containers while responding to a small fire in a storage room at the Pasadena Courthouse early Monday, prompting a HazMat response that temporarily shut down the surrounding area.

SC Firefighters, Hazmat Crews Secure Ammonia Leak

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Columbia firefighters and hazmat crews responded to a gas leak at the Tyson processing plant on Bluff Road early Friday morning.

Harris County (TX) Social Media Exercise Helps Prepare Responders for Disaster

Tue, Jul 21, 2015

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is hosting a social media disaster exercise on Wednesday, July 22nd at Houston TranStar. 

Washington D.C. Metro Adds Fire Liaison Staffer to 'Nerve Center'

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Metro has added a fire/rescue liaison to its "nerve center" following the fatal smoke incident in January.

VIDEO: TX Crews Extinguish Fire After Barges Collide

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Fire crews have put out a fire that broke out aboard a barge after it collided with another barge near Galveston. The fire erupted on the barge carrying about a million gallons of the petroleum product naphtha.

Japanese Firefighter Shares Experiences With Yakima County (WA)

Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Few countries know how to deal with widespread disaster better than Japan, and on Thursday, Japanese firefighter Junichi Matsuo told his Yakima Valley counterparts what it was like to respond to the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 13,000 people

See Center for Domestic Preparedness Training in Action on YouTube

Sat, Jul 4, 2015

Responders interested in training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness can now view video descriptions of courses, as well as news stories and podcasts on CDP training and events on YouTube.

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.

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