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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.

Six Accused of Oakdale (LA) Arson Fires, Including Three Firefighters

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Six Allen Parish residents, including three volunteer firefighters, have been charged in connection to Oakdale arson fires in May and early June, according to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office

Newtex Introduces Z-Flex Air – Breathable Aluminized Fabrics for Firefighting and Industrial Operations

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Newtex is proud to introduce Z-Flex® Air™, the first line of breathable aluminized fabrics designed to keep firefighters and industrial operators cooler and more comfortable in extreme conditions and workspaces.

Georgia Hotel Fire Sends 10 to Hospital, Including Firefighter

Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Fire investigators believe someone may have started the fire in a hotel room, sending nearly 50 people fleeing the hotel Saturday night.

Olive Township (MI) Hydrant Issue During Fire May Change Procedures

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Construction Concerns: Types of Gypsum Drywall Board

Wed, May 27, 2015

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at this type of building construction material that was made popular popular during the building boom of and after World War II.

Two Indianapolis Firefighters Injured After Fall Through Roof

Mon, May 11, 2015

Two firefighters were injured after falling through a roof while battling a fire in a vacant residence last night in Indianapolis, Indiana.

New HyperSpike® Loudspeakers Expand Edwards' Overall Mass Notification Solutions

Wed, May 6, 2015

Edwards Fire Safety, in the emergency communication, mass notification and life safety system (ECS/MNS/LSS) solutions industry, introduces its new HyperSpike series high- and medium-power speaker arrays and portable loudspeaker systems.

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Launch of DuPont SafeSPEC for Nomex

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced the launch of the latest version of DuPont SafeSPEC, its suite of online interactive product selector tools.

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.

COMPANY/ASSOCIATION NEWS

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.

PRODUCTS/SERVICES/MEDIA

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.

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Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

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