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What Is The Globally Harmonized System?


Eric Bachman writes that firefighters need to become acquainted with the Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals.

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NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Brid...

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 th...

Apply for Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award

More than 25 million people around the world boldly, selflessly, and courageously engage in fire safety and disaster ...

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials i...

New Handheld Radiation Detector Offers Enhanced Threat Detection

Security professionals who are responsible for ensuring public safety by detecting, locating and identifying radiolog...

HAZMAT SURVIVAL TIPS

Hazmat Survival Tips: Using Shipping Papers during Highway Transportation Incidents

During a highway transportation incident, shipping papers are valuable documents that can enable first responders to conduct an accurate size up, Steve De Lisi writes.

Hazmat Survival Tips: Detecting Possible Criminal Activity

While operating at the scene of any incident involving hazardous materials, first responders should always ask themselves if the event could involve any type of criminal activity, Steve De Lisi writes.

Hazmat Survival Tips: 10 Resolutions to be Better Prepared During 2011

As a firefighter, the public expects you to “be prepared. After working with first responders tasked with dealing with hazardous materials incidents, Steve De Lisi's recommendation for a New Year’s resolution for 2011 is to be better prepared for these events.

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Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

Terrorism

I Found a Gun on My Patient. Now What?

The action should you take if you discover your patient has a gun on their person truly depends on several factors leading up to that moment, write...

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...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Mike Donahue reviews two outside-the-box methods for technical rescue applications, including slope floor shoring and a quick way to lash a victim...

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.

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...

Hazmat

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which result...

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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I Found a Gun on My Patient. Now What?

July 31, 2014 The action should you take if you discover your patient has a gun on their person truly depends on several factors le...

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