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Improvising Anchor Points      

Improvising Anchor Points

Different environments pose different challenges for creating anchor systems, writes Mike Donahue.


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Pigeon Mountain Industries Unveils PMI Extreme Pro

Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI) introduces the new PMI Extreme Pro static rope.

Firefighters Respond to Texas Structural Collapse

Firefighters responded today to a structural collapse in which several people were injured at a home in Harris County...

Responding to 'Unknown' Emergencies

Routine emergencies often turn out to be complex. In this course, students will develop size-up skills to combat the ...
Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

When bricks fell from the second-story of a 60th Street building in West New York, New Jersey, it sounded like an exp...
A view of damage to the building after a truck collided with an auto repair station in Ocala, Florida.

Truck Collides with Building in Florida

A commercial truck driver impacted Pennzoil’s Super-Lube after avoiding a collision with two stopped vehicles in Ocal...


Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

Storm Shelter App Helps Locate Victims Trapped Under Rubble

Former IBM field tech and firefighter Shonn Neidel and brother-in-law Dan McIntyre have developed an app that will help firefighters pinpoint people trapped in storm shelters under the rubble after natural disasters and other catastrophic events.

Indiana Fire Department Donates Truck to Tornado-Ravaged Alabama Department

The Bainbridge (IN) Volunteer Fire Department donated one of its apparatus to an Alabama department that lost its station to the recent tornadoes that struck the region.

Arkansas Tornado Kills More Than a Dozen

At least 16 people were killed when a massive tornado struck central Arkansas even as a twister in Oklahoma killed at least one person, according to news reports.

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Summer Situations

Now that the school buses have stopped their daily routine and the children are on summer break, our odds of having unusual rescue incidents are surely going to rise.


Ground Zero Cancer Cases Surge

More than 2,500 rescuers who worked at Ground Zero in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks have cancer, according to a new r...

AristaTek Inc Offers Complimentary Report Detailing the Consequences of a Radiological Dispersion Device Using Cobalt 60

RDD's or 'dirty bombs' result when a terrorist uses an improvised explosive device (IED) to spread radiological material. The consequences of such ...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Rescue Crews Free Worker Trapped in Falls Church (VA) Trench Collapse

Firefighters and dozens of rescue crews helped rescue a worker trapped in a trench collapse yesterday in Falls Church, Virginia.

 LEADER Provides Wired Communication for Confined Spaces

LEADER Provides Wired Communication for Confined Spaces

LEADER Com ensures a continuous, reliable, and very clear communication between the safety attendant and members of teams engaged in confined space...

Water & Ice Rescue

California Lifeguard Dies During Ocean Rescue Attempt

A veteran Newport Beach (CA) lifeguard died while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer at the beach on Sunday.

Switlik Parachute Company Works with New Jersey Police on Ice Rescue Training

The Brick Township (NJ) Police Marine Unit recently trained on ice and cold water rescue scenarios using U-Zip-It suits donated by the Switlik Para...


Open Road for Hazmat Trucking in New York Outside of New York City

For the first time in 14 years, federal officials have updated the nation's list of roadways where states restrict the transport of hazardous mater...

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Open Road for Hazmat Trucking in New York Outside of New York City

July 28, 2014 For the first time in 14 years, federal officials have updated the nation's list of roadways where states restrict th...

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