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Entries for 2008

St. Louis ERs face hazmat crisis
Volume 23, No. 6
Pincemin Fire-Safety holds dominion over the oil fields in Saskatchewan
Volume 23, No. 6
Nevada fire academy weighs financial options
Volume 23, No. 6
Are we truly prepared for the worst?
St. Louis episode shines a light on homeland security
Volume 23, No. 6
Wackenhut unites fire protection division under one standard
Volume 23, No. 6
Rule #1: Contain the incident
If the treatments and decon procedures appear straight forward and uncomplicated, what happened in East St. Louis?
Volume 23, No. 6
New portable gives control to incident commander
Volume 23, No. 6
Innovation is rarely, if ever, the result of a single event; it is most often the stringing together of several separate discoveries or advances.
Volume 23, No. 6
The fire service does not have to accept a poor water supply and can take action to improve the situation.
Volume 23, No. 6
Coast Guard hosts planning workshop
Volume 23, No. 6
Door combines energy, sound and fire protection
Volume 23, No. 6
Foam maker launches fluorine-free brand
Volume 23, No. 6
Texas entrepreneur invents labor saving fire equipment
Volume 23, No. 6
Device blow dries turnouts, hazmat suits
Volume 23, No. 6
ACC proposal combines MSDSs, labeling standards
DHS adopts NFPA standards
Volume 23, No. 6
Industrial emergency responders gather for fire training in Texas
Volume 23, No. 5
Failure to properly care for combustion equipment can have fatal consequences
Volume 23, No. 5
A pencil jammed in an alarm switch almost turns an ammunition ship into a floating bomb
Volume 23, No. 5
February 2007 refinery blast attributed to cracked piping
Volume 23, No. 5
Shortsightedness breeds crisis
Trying to regulate complex systems using simple ones
Volume 23, No. 5
Crane safety makes national headlines following accident at Houston refinery
Volume 23, No. 5
Emergency Services Training Institute initiates new process unit replica
Volume 23, No. 5
Pre-planning Then and Now
Volume 23, No. 5
Illinois company specializes in keeping fire departments fully staffed with certified professional responders
Volume 23, No. 5
February sugar refinery blast results in near record fines
Volume 23, No. 5
Did We Really Mean To Do That?
Volume 23, No. 5
Musings from the Chalkboard
Volume 23, No. 5
An isolated industrial facility in southeast California buys a new fire truck. The result is better fire protection for the entire region.
Volume 23, No. 5
To date, the impact of engine changes on fire apparatus mandated by the EPA remain largely unseen
Volume 23, No. 5
Engine manufacturers opt out of the emergency services market in the face of new, more stringent EPA emissions standards being phased in by 2010
Volume 23, No. 5
State budget crisis may force closure of Nevada fire academy
Volume 23, No. 5
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008
Volume 23, No. 5
Firefighters gather in Beaumont for 23rd Industrial Fire World Emergency Responder Conference & Exposition
Volume 23. No 4
Federal Signal Announces E-ONE Sale Agreement
Death Claims Chief Jerry Craft, 61
Volume 23. No 4
In July 1984, explosions and fire at an Illinois refinery claimed 17 lives. Of those, 11 who died were industrial responders, the most ever lost in a single incident.
In 2005, a total of 87 on-duty firefighter deaths occurred in the U.S. None of those deaths were industrial firefighters. Thankfully, fatality rates for industrial firefighters are non-existent most years, even if an unacceptable number of workers are still being lost. The year 1984 is one of the most painful exceptions with regard to industrial firefighter deaths.
Volume 23. No 4
1984 refinery blast cost the lives of 17 refinery personnel
Volume 23. No 4
At the annual Williams Fire & Hazard Control foam fire school the secrets about extinguishing industrial fire are all revealed
Volume 23. No 4
BP Corporate Fire School Brings International Visitors to Texas
Volume 23. No 4
Ink-mixing tank left heating overnight allowed solvent vapor to accumulate
Volume 23. No 4
Science fiction comes to pass
Volume 23. No 4
Staph infections threaten work
Volume 23. No 4
Firefighter markets hose gathering device
Volume 23. No 4
European 1x1 fire foam demonstrated
Volume 23. No 4
Public soap dispensers often contaminated
Volume 23. No 4
Reliable stationary fire pumps
Volume 23. No 4
Detector checks floating roof tanks for escaping fumes and seal fires
Volume 23. No 4
Providing cellular, satellite links
Volume 23. No 4
Firefighter markets lightweight large-volume diesel-fueled pump designed to deliver instant reliability on demand
Volume 23. No 4
OSHA renews ASSE alliance
Volume 23. No 4
Safe tank alliance renewed
Volume 23. No 4
Attitude Problems and the Evaluation Process
brigade fire chief, dead at 61
On February 7, 2008, a massive explosion and fire at a sugar refinery located northwest of Savannah, GA, caused 13 deaths and left many others critically injured with severe burns. The blast was likely fueled by combustible sugar dust.
Volume 23, No. 3
Even small amounts of accumulated dust can result in fiery tragedy
Volume 23, No. 3
Williams F&HC beats different fire medium
Volume 23, No. 3
European industry embraces CAF systems
Volume 23, No. 3
On Feb. 18, 2008, an explosion rocked a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Big Springs, TX, destroying a propylene recovery unit, and igniting a catalytic cracker and three storage tanks
Volume 23, No. 3
Alyeska cinches annual firefighter competition
Volume 23, No. 3
Robert Wood receives annual Connie Award
Volume 23, No. 3
Company designs blast-resistant modules for the refining & petrochemical industries
Volume 23, No. 3
Honeywell X-Series - MSAA's Firehawk M7 Responder - DRAEGER FRT 1000
Volume 23, No. 3
Reliable stationary fire pumps
Volume 23, No. 3
Foam - an additive and a system
Volume 23, No. 3
CSB video details 2005 Texas City blast
Volume 23, No. 3
Death is too often part of living
Volume 23, No. 3
DuPont introduces short-chain fluorine-efficient products for producing surfactants that reduce the environmental impact of Class B fire fighting foam
Volume 23, No. 3
Safety comes no cheaper overseas
Volume 23, No. 3
CSB releases study on N.C. hazmat fire
Volume 23, No. 3
Partner to reduce arc flash risk
Volume 23, No. 3
Today's gas detectors limit risks to workers while giving operators enough flexibility for safety & efficiency
Volume 23, No. 3
OSHA fines Texas refinery
Volume 23, No. 3
OSHA renews foundry alliance
Volume 23, No. 3
Responders battle concrete plant blaze
Volume 23, No. 3
Pipeline Corp. wins API award
Volume 23, No. 3
Firefighters with the Sabine Neches Chiefs Association Prefer the Honor System
Volume 23, No.2
The mammoth Orion refinery fire resulted from a tropical storm. Think about what a full fledged hurricane can do.
Volume 23, No.2
Fire Sweeps Kansas Solvents Tank Farm
Volume 23, No.2
Beware "Orthostatic Incompetence"
Volume 23, No.2
Salt Lake City ARFF School Draws Responders Nationwide
Volume 23, No.2
Training Must Deal With Reality
Volume 23, No.2
Saudi Aramco Embraces Live Fire Training Concepts
Volume 23, No.2
Maximizing 'Proper' Training
Volume 23, No.2
Essex Firefighters Respond to U.K. Refinery Explosion
Volume 23, No.2
German Foam Maker Pursues New Challenges
Volume 23, No.2
Flagship Fire Ground Delivers First Class Emergency Training
Volume 23, No.2
Ethanol mandate moves forward
AR-AFFF provides best defense in ethanol fueled fires
Volume 23, No.2
Tougher NFPA standards and new federal studies mean changes in protective clothing
Volume 23, No. 1
Lightning Ignites N.J. Xylene Storage Tank
Volume 23, No. 1
When it comes to bunker gear, how much protection is too much. Protecting against external heat can have internal side effects.
Volume 23, No. 1
Former OSHA inspector BevelHart recommends keeping close tabs during official visits by the feds
Volume 23, No. 1
CSB analysis confirmssolvent vapor blast inDanvers, MA
Volume 23, No. 1
BP extends invitation to LNG neighbors
Volume 23, No. 1
Responders are on their own whenarriving at a radiologicalemergency. That makes a goodGeiger counter essential equipment
Volume 23, No. 1
The National Response Framework offers an adaptable approach to coordinating emergency response in a major incident
Volume 23, No. 1
Manufacturers work to overcome PPE's uncomfortable image
Volume 23, No. 1
 
 

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