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NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman said the government needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents ...
Having a command vehicle will help manage large-scale incidents, but they don't come cheap; here's what you need to know before buying one. ...
Fire chief: 'We're up against the Earth, and the Earth's movement is an extremely powerful thing.' ...
Firefighters are in as much danger as civilians when heavy weather rolls in; here are steps to keep them safe. ...
Following these steps will make awareness-level firefighters safe and effective when first on a hazmat scene. ...
Chief Tim Pellerin will testify on behalf of a bill that would appropriate funds to train firefighters to handle large-scale petroleum fires in trains and other transports ...
Mudslides make for extremely difficult rescue operations because there are very little void spaces where people could potentially survive ...
Los Angeles Times SEATTLE, Wash. — A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly ...
The number of confirmed dead increased from 18 to 21; searchers are worried about dysentery, tetanus and contamination ...
Fire commission chairman: 'There are so many questions, so many people wanting information and it's just a grueling, thankless position.' ...
Fire chief: Chances of finding survivors is slim, but we've not given up. ...
The program has allowed individual committees to come up with and prioritize recovery projects in their communities ...
At the end of the training, Fire Chief Paul Nemes said he was convinced his department could handle a disaster like rail and oil fires ...
After a fire ripped through 110 condominiums in 26 buildings, emergency planners have improved response, prevention and notification. ...
Better emergency-response planning along train routes is among the safety changes. ...
Rail disasters are growing more frequent and more severe and can happen in just about any community. ...
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Of all the stories to come out of the snowstorm that hit the East Coast, one that is gaining a lot of attention centers on a photo of a firefighter helping ...
Officials cautioned that the water may still have a slight licorice-type odor, raising the anxieties of some who believed it was still contaminated ...
By Yang Yao The China Daily, Beijing / Asia News Network BEIJING — An early morning fire on Saturday gutted a 1,300-year old Tibetan town in Shangri-la, capital of the Diqing ...
By John Raby The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A handful of people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked ...