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Hazmat: Butane Honey Oil Risk Assessment for First Responders

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New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service An...

Firefighter Injured at Pasadena Courthouse Fire

Fire crews found various hazardous materials containers while responding to a small fire in a storage room at the Pas...

SC Firefighters, Hazmat Crews Secure Ammonia Leak

Columbia firefighters and hazmat crews responded to a gas leak at the Tyson processing plant on Bluff Road early Frid...

Harris County (TX) Social Media Exercise Helps Prepare Responders for Disaster

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is hosting a social media disaster...

Washington D.C. Metro Adds Fire Liaison Staffer to 'Nerve Center'

Metro has added a fire/rescue liaison to its "nerve center" following the fatal smoke incident in Janu...


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, S...

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 involv...

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 in...

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Survival and Rescue TV

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Training Minutes: Rescue Jack to Remove Pinned Victim

In this new Training Minutes video, Fire Department of New York Firefighter Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate how to use a single rescue jack to remove a patient trapped beneath a vehicle.


Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Depar...

Multi-Threat Shield Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield

MTS™Multi-Threat Shieldprotects from various guns, knives, and other weapon attacks.

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Indianapolis Firefighters Rescue Passengers from Zoo Ride

On Thursday, Indianapolis firefighters rescued several people who were stranded on a malfunctioning ride at the zoo.

Tennessee Firefighters Respond to Tree Fallen on House

The Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department responded to an incident in which a woman was pinned inside her house by a fallen tree.

Urban Search & Rescue

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catastrophic earthquake in the Casc...
CMC Rescue's Cobra-­D Uniform Rappel Belt

CMC Rescue Offers New Design of the Only Certified Uniform Rappel Belt Available

Standard uniform wear for firefighters, search and rescue, and SWAT personnel, CMC Rescue’s Cobra‐D Uniform Rappel Belt is the only NFPA‐certified ...

Water & Ice Rescue

Managing Your Strengths

Learn how to put your best organizational effort, innovation, and creativity into your collective strengths and manage around your weaknesses. &nbs...

Claremore (OK) Firefighter Drowns During Flood Rescue

A Claremore firefighter's body was recovered early Sunday after he was swept away while performing a water rescue, reports newson6.com.

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New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

July 29, 2015 The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service An...

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