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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
The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government says energy companies must keep up-to-date records to prove they are running the nation's aging pipelines at
By Jean Murphy The Chicago Daily Herald ITASCA, Ill. — Mention the name "Darley" to virtually any firefighter in the world and you will find at least some spark of
By Adam Foxman Ventura County Star VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — For most of its roughly 30-year history, the Ventura County Fire Department's hazardous-materials team, when
By Jerry Seper The Washington Times EAST JOLIET, Ill. — A special team of arson and explosives experts has been dispatched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and