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The hazards and hazmat topic section covers operations involving hazardous materials, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

Firefighter Kevin Paulicelli was given hydroxocobalamin after he collapsed inside the burning house
Teutopolis and Montrose firefighters were recognized for bravery during an anhydrous ammonia tanker crash
The latest methods and the strategic value of implementing Gas Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) devices
Tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline on I-95 in Norwalk was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer and a car
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Fire service leader, FireRescue1 contributor used writing to share his cancer experience with other firefighters
The vessel was carrying 764 tons of hazardous materials, including flammables and corrosives, in 56 containers
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The Modesto Fire Department said the oxygen level inside the house was at 16% due to high levels of ammonia from “extensive urine”
The Princeton Fire Department purchased six Level A suits for hazardous materials incidents
Approximately 3,000 people gathered to remember Sterling Firefighter Trevor Brown
Early ventilation is a key element in reducing cancer risk for firefighters
Investigators are still unclear how the propane ignited; the blast killed Sterling Firefighter Trevor Brown
Check your knowledge of carbon monoxide poisoning causes, symptoms and protective strategies on scene
The explosion killed Sterling Firefighter Trevor Brown and injured 10 others
CO poisoning is a life-threatening emergency and victims must be removed from the environment immediately without placing the rescuers in danger
A house explosion and a semi-truck blast resulted in the death of one firefighter and at least 18 injured between the two scenes
Loudoun County Fire Rescue identified the fallen firefighter as Trevor Brown of the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Firefighters in Loudoun County were investigating a gas leak when the house they were inside exploded
Although natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are extremely safe, they present distinct challenges which traditional firefighter training does not address
Video from the dash cam of the first engine on scene captured the moment the second of two explosions happened, D.C. fire officials said
The mutual aid fire in Epping saw tankers, a foam trailer and an ARFF rig from a regional airport on the scene
Chicago firefighters fought a 3-alarm fire in frigid conditions after an earlier house fire that injured three firefighters
Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said no one else is believed to be inside the Sandman Signature Hotel
Authorities believe a gas leak caused the explosion at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Fort Worth
Carbon dioxide was pumped into Hold No.1 onboard the Genius Star XI as the ship stayed off the coast of Dutch Harbor
The guide shares strategies to mitigate the risks associated with lithium-ion battery fires
The fire that spread quickly over 8 acres was fed by pallets, cars, construction materials, hand sanitizer and other items being stored under the freeway in an industrial neighborhood
Roll on/roll off vessels like the Grande Costa d’Avorio can pack thousands of vehicles of various conditions