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Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings,...

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedn...

Hazmat: Initial Actions and Chemical Assessment

How do you translate stats on how the hazardous material will behave into strategy and tactics? Kristina Kreutzer

Community Hazards and Vulnerabilities and the Fire Service

Each fire department should complete a hazard and vulnerability analysis with its emergency management authority and ...

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of ...

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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Survival and Rescue TV

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

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Teams Will Show Skills at The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge During Interschutz

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany, Holmatro organizes a special edition of the Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge. This 6-day international event is supported by the INTERSCHUTZ organisation (Deutsche Messe). 

Terrorism

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, ...

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) CMOC (Catastrop...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Book Celebrates 100 Years of FDNY Rescue 1 Company

On March 8, 2015, FDNY SOC will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Rescue 1 Company as the first Rescue Company in the United States. See phot...

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.

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

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, ...

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) CMOC (Catastrop...

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Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

April 16, 2015 Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings,...

Fire Engineering

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