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Liquid Nitrogen Leak at GA Poultry Plant Kills Six

A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday, with multiple others taken to the hospital, officials said.

Seven Train Cars Derail on Cincinnati Railroad Bridge, Leak Fuel

Seven train cars derailed on a railroad bridge in Cincinnati, leaking fuel and bringing down power lines, authorities said.
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Chemicals Mixed in Clogged Drain Sicken People, Pets at WI Home

Mixing two types of cleaning chemicals in an attempt to clear a clogged drain created toxic fumes that sickened people and pets at a Far East Side home on Friday, the Madison Fire Department reported.
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Simulation: Hidden Dangers and Hazmat

This firefighter training simulation focuses on the hidden dangers of a hazardous materials incident and the dynamics that affect a first-due company’s response.
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The Fires That Forged Us: Six Kansas City (MO) Firefighters Killed in Blast

A look back at a deadly 1988 explosion that claimed the lives of six Kansas City (MO) firefighters and destroyed two vehicles.
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Two Dead from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Illegal Brooklyn (NY) Apartment

Two people died and four others were injured after a carbon monoxide incident in Bensonhurst at around 8 p.m. Monday night.

Tactical Size-Up of Natural Gas Emergencies

Jerry Knapp highlights a few critical tactical considerations for your next response to a natural gas emergency.
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Hazmat Response and the Fire Codes

Joseph Chacon offers an overview of the International Fire Code and NFPA 704 requirements for storage and use of hazardous materials (hazmats).
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How Immediate Is Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health?

“Immediately dangerous to life or health” (IDLH) is a critical term in the fire service lexicon and one that we should be familiar with and understand. Read more from Michael Heffner.

The Components of the Gas Detection Puzzle

An instrument is only as effective as the experience and training of the firefighter and how well the instrument is maintained, writes Jim Leer.