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Simple tools and processes can reduce exposure risk without compromising the fire mission.
SCBA's ability to ward off external chemicals was greatly enhanced in 2007; now they'll be tested to find out just how good they are.
With department budgets stretched thin, fire chiefs are constantly searching for other sources to fund their equipment needs. As a result, competition for funding from programs
Company Name: Rigaku Raman Headquarters: Wilmington, MA Signature Product: Progeny™ ResQ™ Website: www.rigakuraman.com Intro: Rigaku Raman Technologies, Inc. is a
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — Hazmat crews, led by Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue, decontaminate students and adults exposed to mercury at Winnemucca Junior High School. A student
Not every situation calls for structural PPE; here's a look at how to determine what other gear you may need
Following these steps will make awareness-level firefighters safe and effective when first on a hazmat scene.
Both suit design and testing need a complete overhaul to better match real-world needs.
Like ER doctors and nurses, fire officers cannot remember everything, so here's a list resources to have in your first-due rigs.
Lancaster Online RAPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A failing electric motor sparked a fire that was burning fuel from a railway car in Rapho Township Tuesday, a company official said. An
An electrospun, cross-linked pattern fiber mesh causes liquid drops to literally bounce off its surface - and may revolutionize how we protect ourselves from bloodborne pathogens
They are more breathable, last longer and offer more protection than did the pioneer hazmat PPE ensembles.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), South King Fire & Rescue, Port of Seattle, Renton and Boeing fire departments are responding to a
IBARIKI, Japan — A Japanese research company is creating a new type of robotic suit that will shield the wearer from the harmful effects of extreme radiation. The Hybrid
The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio —The technicians on the Columbus Fire Division bomb squad still stick their necks out when the job calls for it. But more often these
By Chicago Daily Herald Staff LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — A homeowner chipping ice from a 1940s refrigerator accidentally caused a leak Friday afternoon that led firefighters to
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire visited the shipyard Friday and thanked a small contingent of firefighters who battled the blaze.
WUSA 9 WASHINGTON — A full shift of firefighters fell ill with symptoms of chemical exposure after working a fire earlier in the day, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. Around 9
By Danny Robbins The Associated Press DALLAS — Federal authorities are tracking what they call the most prolific mailer of white powder in U.S. history with an eye toward
In early May of 2012, FireRescue1 conducted a survey on firefighter ’s use of Personal Protective Equipment. We have posted the results to the survey below. They represent a

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