Jerry Knapp examines how a quick planning meeting and understanding of leaders' roles during a large-scale hazmat incident resulted in a successful outcome.
Patrick Agostinelli illustrates why firefighters must guard against complacency when responding to a call that appears to be similar in type to one they are called to hundreds of times a year. Even though the building in his article was vacant, it was filled with hazards that included wires in the hallway, explosives, and half-filled gasoline containers.
Andrew Byrnes and Greg Noll review the Jack Rabbit Project's final results and the potential impacts for emergency responders.
Daniel Fresse explains how a series of batteries charging a forklift turned a call for carbon monoxide in a warehouse to an encounter with hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide gases.
Tim Olk shared some photos of firefighters responding to a hazmat incident in Des Plaines, Illinois
PHMSA will also solicit comments related to new methodologies and considerations for future editions of the ERG.
Preplanning auto service stations is key to successful emergency response. Service stations include fueling stations, tire shops, auto-repair/body shops, convenience stores with fuel pumps, junkyards, and auto dealerships. Each must be preplanned to note its specific, potential, and unknown hazards.
Three Spokane Valley (WA) firefighters were hospitalized after being exposed to bug bombs while responding to a call earlier this week, according to reports.
David Dalrymple describes the respiratory and other dangers for firefighters when fighting fires in the motorsports environment and offers suggestions for decreasing these hazards.