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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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Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship...

U.S. DOT Ready to Proceed with West Virginia Derailment Investigation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to mov...

WPI announces progress in "firefighter locator" research

Research undertaken by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in response to the December 3, 1999, tragic Worcester (M...

DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announces the launch of a new, free, online nationa...

West Virginia Train Derailment Sends Crude Oil Cars into Kanawha River

Multiple tanker rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Monday afternoon in Fayette County, triggering explos...

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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MAJOR INCIDENT RESPONSE

Fire officials conduct training at a mass-casualty incident evolution.

Download our free major incident response supplement, which among other things contains a profile of FDNY's SOC Support Ladder companies.

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Report Released on Death of Dallas Firefighter in Fall from Overpass

The Texas State Fire Marshal's office recently released a report on the death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter William Scott Tanksley, who died last year after falling from a bridge overpass.

Terrorism

Protests, Violence, Terrorism, and Firefighting

Recently, two police officers in New York City were assassinated in their patrol car by a disturbed individual who, according to his own statements...

Torrey Pines Logic Announces Launch of Mini Thermal Imager

Utilizing a FLIR core, Torrey Pines Logic has developed an affordable thermal imager that is no larger than a mini red dot sight.

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Colorado Firefighters Use Drone to Help in Underground Rescue Training

South Metro firefighters are working to improve their skills at saving lives -- namely rescuing people trapped in tight spaces underground.

Training the Technical Rescuer

There’s a big difference between “instructing” and “teaching”; this is something on which students pick up quickly, writes Mike Donahue.

Water & Ice Rescue

Sudbury (MA) Fire Department Rescues Pet Dog from Frigid Waters

Fire Chief William Miles reports that the Sudbury Fire Department successfully rescued a dog who fell into frigid waters after walking out on thin ...

When Heroes Fail: a Story of One Rescuer

Ian Bland-Firefighters train to succeed and fight to win, but as one rescuer explains in recounting a failed rescue and its lasting impact on those...

Hazmat

Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship event, the International Asso...

U.S. DOT Ready to Proceed with West Virginia Derailment Investigation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to move forward with its full-scale ...

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Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

February 28, 2015 Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship...

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