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On June 23. 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded with a full first-alarm assignment to a reported collision between a train and tractor-trailer. Kevin Brautlacht has photos from the scene.
Two firefighters were injured Tuesday night in a hazmat incident at a high school in Orangeburg, New York. The firefighters were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries after encountering
Several people were sent to the hospital after a truck fire in Ortanna, Pennsylvania.
Four firefighters have been hospitalized following a hazmat incident in Camden, New Jersey. Four firefighters were hospitalized after exposure to an unidentified hazardous material in Camden, New
corrosive). Using the chart, the class reviewed several hazmat incidents , discussing strategy and tactics. Using the chart, a ..... people safe, and better serve the public," she added. Hazmat incidents can lead to information overload. By using simple information
De Lisi's Beyond the Rule of Thumb Hazmat Tips! More Fire Engineering Featured Content Firefighter training articles, drills, and simulations Subjects: hazardous materials response, hazmat incidents involving radioactive materials
In late December 2013, firefighters battled a fire resulting from a fuel tanker truck crash in Bellmore, New York.
Have you noticed that many times we have not begun to train in some areas until firefighters have died in the scenarios depicted in those new training drills? Firefighters need to develop the mindset that looks at situations that might be “rare” or “unusual” for their departments but that still can
Budgetary constraints and crises are hitting departments across the nation. Steve De Lisi has a number of ways to save costs on hazmat response needs to minimize cuts to training and service.
Steve De Lisi recounts some real-life episodes of responders getting into trouble or having a near-miss at hazardous materials incidents.