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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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WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak

Fond du Lac firefighters responded to Laack Cold Storage after someone reported smelling ammonia in the area around 1...

Slow Response to ND Oil Company Fire Raises Concerns

The explosion and fire that started around midnight Monday and raged for much of Tuesday at the Red River Supply plan...

The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

The president's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emerge...

Florida Departments Reconsider Hazmat as Grant Funding Decreases

Marion County Fire Rescue’s hazardous materials crews have responded to reports of a fishy white powder in local gove...

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

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EXTRICATION ZONE

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injury crash.

Terrorism

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 ...
Vacant Rochester (NY) Commercial Structure Linked to Terrorism Burns

Vacant Rochester (NY) Commercial Structure Linked to Terrorism Case Burns

Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday evening in a vacant structure whose owner is suspected of being involved in terrorism.

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...

Hazmat

WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak

Fond du Lac firefighters responded to Laack Cold Storage after someone reported smelling ammonia in the area around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Slow Response to ND Oil Company Fire Raises Concerns

The explosion and fire that started around midnight Monday and raged for much of Tuesday at the Red River Supply plant, about half a mile from down...

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WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak

July 24, 2014 Fond du Lac firefighters responded to Laack Cold Storage after someone reported smelling ammonia in the area around 1...

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