Hazmat

Vyto Babrauskas on the ERG

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.
HazSim

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.
Fire and smoke at scene of Beirut explosion

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.
Damage in the aftermath of devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Ammonium Nitrate Explosions: Common Factors in Major Disasters

In light of the recent devastation caused by an ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut, George H. Potter takes a look at similar incidents from the past and lessons learned.
The aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore

Death Toll Rises in Baltimore Natural Gas Blast

Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore.
Still from CSB video on West, Texas, explosion

CSB Issues Statement on Massive Beirut Explosion

The same hazardous chemical that was involved in the explosion in Beirut also caused a deadly 2013 blast in West, Texas.
Paterson fire apparatus

Hazmat Call at NJ Fire Scene Uncovers Clandestine Drug Lab; Firefighters Injured

Four Paterson (NJ) firefighters were hospitalized following a fire that lead to the discovery of a clandestine drug operation, according to reports.
Explosion site in Surprise, Arizona

UL FSRI Unveils New Report Investigating Near-Miss Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Explosion

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today released a report detailing a deflagration incident at a 2.16 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) facility in Surprise, Arizona.
Frank L. Fire Sr.

Longtime Fire Engineering Adviser and FDIC Presenter Frank L. Fire Sr. Passes Away

Frank L. Fire Sr., a longtime adviser to Fire Engineering and FDIC instructor, passed away on May 30, 2020, after a brief illness.

Photos: Chicago Fire Crews Respond to Electrical Vault Fire

Fire photographer Tim Olk shared some photos of Chicago firefighters responding to an electrical vault fire.