Hazmat

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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.
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The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG): Not Good Enough, Not Safe Enough

Vyto Babrauskas presents examples of the Emergency Response Guidebook's limitations and the role they might have played in specific incidents.
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HazSim LLC Partners with Field Forensics Inc.

HazSim LLC recently announce da new partnership for research, development, and production Field Forensics Inc., a company based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Propane Cause of Fatal Mercer County (OH) Home Explosion

When the Montezuma Fire Department arrived at the scene, they discovered the house was leveled with fire coming from the west side of the basement.

Ships, Copters Fight Fire as Ship Drifts Near Sri Lanka

Ships, boats, and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India were escalating efforts to douse an oil tanker fire burning for a second day.
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Four Family Members Killed by Gas Fumes After Surviving Laura

Four members of a Louisiana family were killed and a fifth was critically injured when a generator leaked carbon monoxide into their home, hours after they survived Hurricane Laura's deadly winds and storm surge.
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Underground Fire in AL Still Burning After Three Months

An underground fire at an illegal dump in Alabama has been burning since May, but officials are hopeful it will be put out soon.
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Ammonium Nitrate: Tragic Lessons Still to Be Learned

Beirut, Lebanon. West, Texas. Ammonium nitrate (AN) disasters cause devastation and death, but they don't need to happen at all. Dr. Vyto Babrauskas says there's a straightforward way to secure AN and save lives.