Hazmat

Firefighters at Georgia plant

Firefighters Called to GA Plant Where Earlier Gas Leak Killed Six

A refrigeration company and firefighters were called to a northeast Georgia chicken processing plant where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six workers in January.
Firefighters set up an impromptu decon station using a hoseline

Anhydrous Ammonia Hazmat Response: Command, Control, and Tactics

Jeff Chandler and Frank Ricci review the operational, technical, and tactical considerations to a response to an anhydrous ammonia leak at a bakery
Seattle Fire Department

Seattle Fire Department Responds to Unusual Pepper-Spray Attack

Seattle Fire was called when a "pepper-spray-like substance" was released under the door of a 10th-floor apartment.
2020 Emergency Response Guidebook

Letters to the Editor: February 2021

Greg Noll and other members of the Fire Engineering Editorial Advisory Board respond to Dr. Vyto Babrauskas's article on the Emergency Response Guidebook.
Liquid nitrogen leak

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.
Toxic mixture of household chemicals

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.
Flames shooting out the back of hazmat-placarded tanker truck on roadway

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.
Kansas City MO firefighter LODD memorial

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.
Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

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.