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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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Effects of Toxic Chemicals Studied During Port of L.A. Cleanup

Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire this week that b...

Extra-Alarm Fire Brought Under Control in Chicago

An extra alarm fire broke out in a storage building on the West Side Thursday afternoon, sending up thick black smoke...

FEMA Announces Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation Position

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Ame...

Indonesia Acquirers 9/11 Disaster Training Simulator

The Republic of Indonesia's commitment to disaster preparedness will take a leap forward with the arrival of the Guar...

Officials Rule Fatal Manchester (CT) Fire an Accident

An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental.

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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Top firefighting news clips gathered from local news affiliates around the country.

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FDNY Rescue 3 Ops at Train Derailment

James P. Ellson-Fire Department of New York Rescue 3 was on the scene early and found the lead car upright, but derailed, a few feet from the water's edge; another car on its side; and an unknown number of victims in an early-morning derailment on the second busiest commuter railroad in the United States.

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Retired Firefighters Die of 9/11-Related Illnesses in One Day

The FDNY on Wednesday was mourning the death of three retired firefighters who all died in one day earlier this week from illnesses they contracted...

Officials Rule Fatal Manchester (CT) Fire an Accident

An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental.

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Winkler Fire Department Saves Dog Trapped in Well

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...

Water & Ice Rescue

Fence Strainer Rescue Training

Chad Greathouse-Common in horse country and cattle farms, fence strainers are designed to allow water to flow through but not solid objects. Traini...

The Tipton Twister Exercise: Large-Scale, Multicasualty Event Tests Responders

Hazmat

Effects of Toxic Chemicals Studied During Port of L.A. Cleanup

Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire this week that burned through much of a wharf ...

Extra-Alarm Fire Brought Under Control in Chicago

An extra alarm fire broke out in a storage building on the West Side Thursday afternoon, sending up thick black smoke and prompting a hazardous mat...

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Firefighters Help Rescue Man from Collapsed Baltimore Row House

September 30, 2014 Firefighters helped rescue a man trapped for about four hours after a row house collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland.

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