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Following these steps will make awareness-level firefighters safe and effective when first on a hazmat scene. ...
What you can't, and can, see on your PPE will hurt you; follow these steps to avoid exposure to cancer-causing agents. ...
Commonwealth Journal SOMERSET, Ky. — In the early hours of Jan. 30, with a man’s life hanging in the balance in temperatures that hovered just above zero, a band of ...
Not fully using the technology available can compromise the fire attack and firefighter safety. ...
Better emergency-response planning along train routes is among the safety changes. ...
Viewer video from the scene showed flames ripping into the air just before an explosion was heard ...
Rail disasters are growing more frequent and more severe and can happen in just about any community. ...
N.C. fire engineer marries his background in computer engineering with firefighting to develop award-winning app. ...
The thick, oily smoke could be seen as far as 18 miles from the fire; no injuries were reported. ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS, Mo. — About a dozen people narrowly escaped a natural gas explosion Wednesday afternoon at a Soulard clothing design firm, authorities say. ...
Cancer-causing agents can reach a firefighter, even one in full PPE; here are simple steps to reduce your risk. ...
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 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 ...
Firefighters found nearly two dozen adult diapers from a hospital that had become contaminated with radioactive iodine ...
"The biggest concern is the propane cars...if they happen to explode, we're looking at major damage," fire chief Tim Corbin said ...
They don't happen often, but when they do, railroad disasters can quickly overwhelm the best-prepared departments. ...
The mile-long train sent a fireball and plumes of black smoke into the sky. ...
The extraction process uses butane or other flammables to cook 'pipe bombs.' ...
By Travis Loller The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee has been put out and an evacuation order ...
The Associated Press WILLARD, Ohio — Most of the estimated 425 families evacuated after a train derailment and chemical spill were allowed to return home Thursday. About ...