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CHEMICAL DATA NOTEBOOK SERIES #103: ARSINE

Arsine is an extremely toxic, flammable, colorless gas with a mild, garlic-like odor. It is used as a doping agent for solid-state electronic parts, as a military poison, and as an intermediate chemical to synthesize several organic chemicals. Arsine is shipped as a liquefied compressed gas in steel cylinders under its own vapor pressure of 219.7 psia (pounds per square inch absolute). It usually is sold in ultra-high purity grades (99.9995+ percent) primarily for use in the electronic industry

HELYSPHERE BLOWER

Les Propulseurs Helysphere, Inc.: Positive-pressure blower. Handheld or stationary on a multiposition rack. For planes, trains, subways, building towers, manholes, or any restricted or narrow areas. Two-cycle engine. 22-lamination wood propeller. Easy to operate.

ON SCENE, WORKER! A TRAINING EXERCISE ON MULTI-ALARM OPERATIONS

The following article is offered as a training tool to improve fireground operations by encouraging thought and discussion on assignments, operations, and performance when responding to a multiple-alarm fire. The operation presented is not intended to be a perfect, one-way-to-do-it exercise; rather, it is an example that can be critiqued and used as a springboard for comparison with your own operations.

California EPA standards would restrict use of diesel engines

The California Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) proposing an emission standard of 1.5-gram ultra-low oxide of nitrogen (NOx) would force all new on-highway and nonroad engines to alternative fuels by 1999, testified Jed Mandel, counsel to the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), based in Chicago, Illinois, during a public hearing held in California last July.