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CSB Releases New Safety Video Entitled "Shock to the System" Detailing 2010 Ammonia Release

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its latest safety video detailing key lessons from the release of 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia that occurred at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc. on August 23, 2010. The accident resulted in over 150 exposures to offsite workers, thirty of which were hospitalized – four in an intensive care unit.  

Multiple-Alarm Fire at Selkirk (NY) Industrial Park

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

The Selkirk (NY) Fire Department along with two dozen other fire departmenst responded to a recent fire at the Bethlehem Industrial Park.

Three Injured and One Missing in Newark Industrial Warehouse Fire

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

Three people were injured, and one was missing, after a fire broke out late Monday afternoon at a warehouse reportedly used by a chemical company in Newark.

Two Foot Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture Released by Larson Electronics

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 30 watt explosion proof LED light fixture.


Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Carbon Monoxide a Risk with Secondary Heat Sources

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Things like kerosene heaters, gas-fueled generators and other backup heat sources can be huge difference makers during the inclement currently weather underway in the northeast.

Rigid Industries LED Lighting Announces Acquisition by Truck-Lite Co., LLC

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Rigid Industries® LED Lighting, in forward projecting LED lighting via its patented optic systems and torture-tested housing industry, announced its acquisition by Truck-Lite Co., LLC of Falconer (NY), a member of the PENSKE Corporation.


Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Gold Award for Avon Protection's Deltair SCBA Research and Design Team

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Avon's Deltair™ has been recognized with a GOLD Industrial Designers Society of America, International Design Excellence Award, for research relating to its Deltair product development.

CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey

Sun, Jan 18, 2015

East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident, an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found. 

CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident Near Mobile (AL)

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin intended to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock. The safety lessons were derived from an investigation into a 2010 anhydrous ammonia release that occurred at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc., located in Theodore, View of Cracked Pipe from Millard Investigation Alabama.

Explosion and Fire Shake Ohio Refinery

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

An explosion at an Ohio oil refinery blew out windows at homes in Lima on Saturday and could be felt at least 10 miles away, but it resulted in no injuries, police said.

Crews Extinguish Lima, Ohio Refinery Fire

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The Husky refinery in Lima was the site of an explosion and fire Saturday, where windows were blown out and the force of the explosion was felt at least 10 miles away.

Larson Electronics Releases an Explosion Proof Fluorescent Light Cart

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Larson Electronics announced the release of an updated version of their popular wheeled cart mounted explosion proof paint spray booth light. 

Ron Ebelhar of Terracon Named 2015 Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, senior principal with Terracon in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named chairman of the 2015 ASTM International board of directors.

Worker Trapped After Collapse at Pennsylvania Industrial Site

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

A worker is presumed dead after a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania.

Crews Deal with Freezing Temperatures at Springfield (OH) Pallet Fire

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

Firefighters battled a huge overnight fire that destroyed a warehouse in Springfield, Ohio.

Larson Electronics Reveals an Explosion Proof Ultraviolet LED Light Fixture

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

A supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 365 nanometer Ultraviolet LED Light fixture approved for paint spray booths. The compact LED light head provides 35,000 mW of precise 365 nanometer ultraviolet LED light output.

Kidde Fire, Fenwal Protection, Chemetron Fire Systems to Unite Under One Brand

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Kidde Fire Systems recently announced the unification of Fenwal Protection Systems and Chemetron Fire Systems into one brand, the newly expanded Kidde Fire Systems.

US Fire Pump Introduces High-Velocity Fire Pump

Thu, Dec 4, 2014

This USFP High Velocity Fire Pump is designed for industrial fire pump applications and high-volume water supply using 600-hp or larger engines that are now available.

Two Killed in Helicopter Crash Near Salt Lake City

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Two men were killed when a helicopter crashed Tuesday into an empty industrial building north of Salt Lake City.

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