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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 ...

Florida Firefighters Extinguish Four-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews have put out a 4-alarm fire at a warehouse in Opa-locka, after nearly three hours of bat...

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...

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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Hurst Jaws of Life Announces End-User Preventative Maintenance Course Dates

Hurst Jaws of Life®, in the global manufacturer of rescue tools industry, will hold two End-User Preventative Maintenance courses this year. These classes include a mixture of traditional classroom instruction as well as demonstrations where attendees will be able to interact with the tools.

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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...

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...

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

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 the accident at the BP refiner...

Florida Firefighters Extinguish Four-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews have put out a 4-alarm fire at a warehouse in Opa-locka, after nearly three hours of battling the flames.

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Major Explosion, Building Collapse in Manhattan

March 26, 2015 Firefighters responded to a major explosion and building collapse in Manhattan, New York. At least a dozen people wer...

Fire Engineering

February 2015
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