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Entries for 2010

3rd man dies after West Virginia chemical plant explosion
Vol 25 Winter
CSB deploys to fatal accident in New Cumberland West Virginia
Vol. 25 Winter
California chemical safety plan proposed as model for West Virginia
Vol. 25 Winter
Company ships 55 tons of fire fighting foam to Israel to battle massive wildfire
Vol. 25 Winter
CSB reports on chemical plant accidents delayed
Vol. 25 Winter
Transocean challenges Chemical Safety Board's jurisdiction in Deepwater Horizon probe
Vol. 25 Winter
Tesoro appeals $2.38 million Washington state fine for April 2010 refinery explosion that killed seven
Vol. 25 Winter
NH firefighters put through their paces to train for crises
Vol. 25 Winter
Agreement allows CSB to monitor Deepwater Horizon blowout-preventer testing
Vol. 25 Winter
Utah refinery takes another step to full operations since blast
Vol. 25 Winter
Services for G.G. "Bud" McDowell set for Atlanta, Texas
Vol. 25 Winter
Lake Charles, LA, mobilizes for simulated terrorist event complete with explosion
Vol. 25 Winter
Wisconsin fire crew learns to use new equipment to suppress fuel fires
Vol. 25 Winter
New OSHA rule on cranes and derricks in construction takes effect
Vol 25 Winter
Firefighters get crash course on chip plant design, hazards
Vol. 25 Winter
On one-year anniversary of fatal oil site accident in Forrest County, Mississippi, CSB launches educational outreach
Vol 25 Winter
IFGC and the IRC follow CSB recommendations in June 2009 fatal natural gas explosion at ConAgra Slim Jim plant in North Carolina
Vol. 25 Winter
Water pouring onto molten magnesium blamed for Oct. 4 explosions at southwest Illinois metals factory
Vol. 25 Fall
John Dennis forced to scale back production
Vol 25 Winter
Berkshire Fire Service has said access to the site was a not as "smooth" as it would have liked
Vol. 25 Winter
A functional pre-plan plus unified training equaled success extinguishing a June 2010 gasoline storage tank fire in Greensboro, NC
Vol. 25 Fall
New training lab will demonstrate Fike Fire Detection and Control products from all over the globe
Vol. 25 Fall
Evaluating the Eagle 2 monitor
Vol 25 Fall
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Vol. 25 Fall
Will the fire department intervene?
Vol. 25 Fall
Chemguard and Williams Fire & Hazard Control partner to advance fire fighting industry
Volume 25 Fall
CSB board member calls on ASME to adopt CSB prohibition on natural gas blows at power plants
Volume 25 Fall
CSB congratulates Forrest County, MS, for passing ordinance requiring security measures around oil and gas sites
Volume 25 Fall
CSB contracts independent study on reducing toxic MIC inventory in West Virginia
Volume 25 Fall
CSB report faults energy company, contractor for 2007 Colorado fatalities
Volume 25 Fall
UNR Fire Science Academy showcases fire containment system
Volume 25 Fall
Waste firm in disputes with city, regulators
Volume 25 Fall
Coast Guard lacked jurisdiction to take charge of Deepwater Horizon fire fighting
Volume 25 Summer
CSB may shutter some investigations to continue BP probe
Volume 25 Summer
Brother of IFW founder dead at 59
Volume 25 Summer
CSB chairperson calls for effective safeguards at oil and gas sites across Mississippi
Volume 25 Summer
Gulfport firefighters train on new 30 foot fire boat
Volume 25 Summer
National Fire Academy chief to visit Carlin, NV
Volume 25 Summer
Not even HAZMAT teams are told what's on train
Volume 25 Summer
Owner of fuel depot that exploded in Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy
Volume 25 Summer
Local responders in three states learn emergency preparedness from Dow
Volume 25 Summer
Draft report by safety board rips Xcel, contractor over 2007 fatal fire
Volume 25 Summer
Draeger CPS 5900 designed for hazmat situations
Volume 25 Summer
BP and OSHA settle 270 citations at Texas City
Volume 25 Summer
Man found guilty of concrete plant fire
Volume 25 Summer
CSB board member John Bresland commends NFPA action to prohibit indoor purging of gas pipes
Volume 25 Summer
10 new Springfield (MO) F.D. recruits facing heat before end of academy
Volume 25 Summer
'Leak' teaches rescue skills at Koch refinery in Iowa
Volume 25 Summer
Chief Hawthorne, 83, dies in Delaware
Volume 25 Summer
China's industrial disasters driven by weak enforcement
Volume 25 Summer
Companies face $16.6 million in fines from February 2010 Middletown, CT, blast
Volume 25 Summer
Blast spark source still a mystery
Volume 25 Summer
Peekskill Deputy Fire Chief recalls deadly 1918 Fleischmann fire
Volume 25 Summer
Chemicals detected in NE China river after flood sweeps thousands of chemical barrels into waterway
Volume 25 Summer
Tests detect benzene in wells
Volume 25 Summer
Fike expands training facility
Volume 25 Summer
Middle Georgia agencies participate in training drill
Volume 25 Summer
200 die in 1948 German chemical plant explosion
Volume 25 Summer
MSA reports higher sales on strength in industrial markets
Volume 25 Summer
2008 Institute explosion report expected this fall
Volume 25 Summer
Texas sues feds to overturn air permit program disapproval
Volume 25 Summer
Texas sues feds to overturn air permit program disapproval
Volume 25 Summer
Oil spill containment system will better protect Gulf
Volume 25 Summer
Company develops extreme high temperature coating for high pressure steam pipeline
Volume 25 Summer
Refinery shows off emergency equipment
Volume 25 Summer
German refinery may permanently close after fire
Volume 25 Summer
Fire truck maker lays off employees at 3 Florida plants
Volume 25 Summer
Utah man arrested in arson case
Volume 25 Summer
IFW Wins Honorable Mention in International Writing Contest
Volume 25 Summer
Visiting firefighters tackle TEEX live fire prop
Volume 25 Summer
Video from the chemical process unit
Volume 25 Summer
Waste industry urged to improve safety standards
Volume 25 Summer
CSB joins Clairton, PA, explosion investigation
Volume 25 Summer
CSB joins Clairton explosion investigation
Volume 25 Summer
Company responds regarding Salt Lake City crude leak in June
Volume 25 Summer
Nevada FSA adds new fire prop
Volume 25 No. 4
City officials shut down fertilizer plant in Lawrence, KS
Volume 25 Summer
Utah man arrested in Sheepskin Factory fire
Volume 25 Summer
Police arrest two teens in Amsterdam factory fire
Volume 25 Summer
Firms fined over 2005 blast
Volume 3 No. 4
Fire Science Academy names new director
Volume 25, No. 4
Board members vote on recommendations
Volume 25 Summer
When big heat meets cold storage
Volume 25 Summer
Need prompts dynamic process
Volume 25 Summer
Are they safe for continued use?
Volume 25 Summer
Severe Violators Enforcement Program now in effect
Volume 25 Summer
Robots converge on Disaster City
Volume 25 Summer
Taken straight from the heart
Volume 25 Summer
VESDA ECO detects smoke, combustible and toxic gases to ensure safety and air quality in occupied and unoccupied areas
Volume 25 Summer
Beaumont fire school makes plans for fall event
Volume 25 Summer
Beaumont plays home to Texas fire museum
Volume 25 Summer
Williams F&HC continues a Texas tradition
Volume 25 Summer
Kansas volunteers injured when burning fiberglass storage tank comes apart
Volume 25 Summer
Incident command plays key role in Gulf oil spill recovery
Volume 25 Summer
Huntsman Chemical in Port Neches owns the last fully operational 1943 American LaFrance fire truck out of 11 built that year.
Volume 25 Summer
Feds to investigate accident that killed two workers at Monaca, PA
Volume 25 Summer
Port Neches industrial firefighters adapt to corporate change
Volume 25 Summer
That's how the cookie crumbles
Volume 25 Summer
IFW Wins Honorable Mention in International Writing Contest
IFW feature places in international writing contest
Fall 2010
One summer weekend in 1955, Whiting, Indiana, joined an elite group of American cities -- Texas City, Pasadena and Amarillo in Texas, Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Romeoville in Illinois and Avon and Torrence in California -- as the scene of one of the worst American refinery disaster of the 20th century.
Volume 16 No 2
Ferrara orders truck into action straight from the assembly line
Volume 25, No. 3
48th annual event draws 533 industrial fire students
Volume 25 Summer
Letter to the Editor
U.S. Chemical Safety Board have joined the probe into the April 20 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion
Gulf oil spill politics little reflect basic responder efficiency
Volume 25, No. 3
Dangerous pipe cleaning practices common across gas energy industry
Volume 25, No. 3
Industry News
Industry News
Deaths draw attention to dangers of rural crude tanks
Volume 25, No. 3
Industry News
Industry News
CSB Deploying to Fatal Refinery Accident in Washington State
Urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors and misinformation is a bad foundation for dealing with a monster storage tank fire.
Volume 25, No. 2
CSB probes link two plant blasts to a common practice
Volume 25, No. 2
Welding blamed for 2008 cardboard mill blast
Volume 25, No. 2
Indiana company specializes in portable multi gas detectors
Volume 25, No. 2
Distinguished firefighters lauded during IFW conference
Volume 25, No. 2
In Louisiana and beyond, Chris Ferrara is becoming a king in the fire truck business
Volume 25, No. 2
Ethanol fire protection creates issues from plant to customer
Volume 25, No. 2
Improper valve operation blamed for terminal fire in Jaipur, India
Volume 25, No. 2
On October 23, 2009, a massive vapor cloud explosion simultaneously ignited 17 storage tanks at a petroleum terminal near San Juan, Puerto Rico. Another four storage tanks burned before the blaze was extinguished 72 hours later.
Volume 25, No. 1
Challenges of the green world
Volume 25, No. 1
New computer software calculates the endless variables involved in storage tank fire fighting.
Volume 25, No. 1
After an explosion in November, an oil refinery near Salt Lake City remains voluntarily closed based on a U.S. Chemical Safety Board recommendation. At issue are pipe thickness readings that have proven to be incorrect.
Volume 25, No. 1
Miniature reconnaissance robot reduces risk to search-and-rescue personnel in dangerous operations.
Volume 25, No. 1
Comradery is SOP at HAIX's Texas boot store, one of only two HAIX retail outlets worldwide.
Volume 25, No. 1
The Chemical Safety Board is urging owners of a Corpus Christi refinery to improve emergency water mitigation.
Volume 25, No. 1
Will the fire department intervene?
Volume 25, No. 1
Weapons of mass destruction
Volume 25, No. 1
Personnal protection ... from what?
Volume 25, No. 1
Eight companies at 24 Texas locations will receive fire, rescue, hazmat, EMS and other training.
Volume 25, No. 1
OSHA recognizes Kansas paint plant
Volume 25, No. 1
 
 

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