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Entries for 2013

Penton Publishing announces closing of Fire Chief magazine and website effective Nov. 22
3 companies given citations, fines for fatal flash fire at refinery
CSB commends NFPA on expedited development of a comprehensive standard for fuel gas safety
OSHA finds 15 violations in grain bin death
Elkhart Brass partners with national organizations to support athletic competition
Owner convicted of negligent homicide in fatal 2010 gunpowder plant blast
Recognized as one of the fastest growing Aggie-owned or managed companies in the world
DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection
Solberg expands UL certification for RE-HEALING™ fluorine-free foam
Wife of Industrial Fire World editor dies at age 60 after lengthy illness
Annual Texas A&M fire school draws international attendance
Rural Mississippi fire department adds more petroleum fires to its impressive resume
Solberg moves into new markets with flourine-free foam technology
Intertek inspects and certifies products to safety standards
Texas company specializes in compressed air foam systems
Firefighters embrace innovation
Training for trench rescue
What is an API inspection?
Dinosaurs are born, not made
CSB finds fatal 2009 NDK explosion resulted from stress corrosion cracking of high-pressure vessel; crystal maker failed to inspect or test vessels and to heed earlier warning about risk to public
Preparing for emergencies in industrial silos
Fire brigade chooses Solberg RE-HEALING foam
Solberg introduces RE-HEALING Foam Environmental Warranty
Texas first responder pleads guilty to destructive device charge
Texas fertilizer plant where 15 died in blast cited
Tyco opens new 70,000-square-foot Williams Fire & Hazard Control facility in Port Arthur, TX
Government shutdown stalls West, TX, explosion probe
Dallas firefighter's death questioned in TV news report
Larson Electronics introduces magnetic mount LED light with L6-20 twist lock plug
School strives to give Asian nation solid footing in industrial fire training
Elkhart Brass joins forces with Ontario supplier and service provider
Judges say company improperly declared gas pipelines safe
Report blames welding for 2012 Gulf platform blast that killed 3
Five facilities similar to West fertilizer plant refuse inspection by Texas fire marshal
OSHA cites Montana refinery related to February 2013 emergency
Chemical Safety Board chair calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals
Emergency response trainees engage in disaster simulation
EPA updates oil and gas standards for storage tanks
Canada revokes license of railway involved in Quebec disaster to operate outside U.S.
No evidence found linking ex-paramedic to West, TX fertilizer blast
Company agrees to pay $2 million for Richmond, CA refinery fire
Obama calls for improved chemical facility safety and security
DuPont updates hot work standard
Rig owner loses round in oil spill document fight
Preliminary report says iron sulfide reacting with oxygen to blame for Detroit refinery fire in April.
California panel urges more refinery safety oversight
Michigan town sends replacement fire truck to Abbott, TX
UK leader in fire equipment acquired in buyout by management
OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program for occupational exposure to isocyanates
A town torn apart
Alabama fire school develops modern training techniques
Phony metropolis provides setting for disaster training
Chevron firefighters test their skills at TEEX
Firm adapts ATVs for fire service use
Modifications to meet growing demand
Training for collapse operations
If a tree falls? - the human element
For whom the bell tolls
Responders attend annual BP fire school.
Allianz risk engineers tackle live-fire training
Williams Fire & Hazard Control holds annual foam school in Beaumont, TX
A formula for success
Prudhoe Bay firefighters help keep Alaskans cool
XCIEL introduces custom case to protect Apple devices in hazardous environments
Firetrace offers integrated solution to detection and suppression issues
Preplanning: The need to test assumptions
Vietnam in the 21st Century
Fort Worth company specializes in new training techniques
Perrin uses its proven PowerCube technology to create HVAC system for Smeal fire apparatus
Responder resources budget priorities
Preplanning for molten material releases
Has a safety culture been established?
EMS placed in 'at risk' situations
Training for an 'active shooter'
CWSI alarm systems merge existing technology with new
Contract worker dies from injuries sustained in an April 17 refinery fire in Beaumont, TX
Spartan promotes cab protection with new sensor/air bag system
Cart mounted explosion proof LED lighting
Pennsylvania firefighters donate truck to devastated West, Texas
OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires
IES gives industry a third choice in providing plant fire protection
Larson Electronics Releases Explosion Proof Exit Sign with Emergency Backup
Elkhart Brass simplifies pump controls
Allianz risk engineers broaden their experience with live-fire training at TEEX
The late Phil Cummins remembered as the Nostradamus of modern fire fighting
A Minnesota refinery brigade unites management, personnel and the community in its protection strategy
Chemical Safety Board criticized for lengthy investigations still pending

Judge finds for CSB in Deepwater Horizon probe

Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the ATF conclude their scene investigation in the West  fertilizer plant explosion
Emergency plan preserved computer data as fire destroyed Wisconsin plant
Man arrested for sabotage at oil refinery near Rawlins, WY
Fish kill prompts bill to improve emergency response in Georgia
Legionella found in samples taken from Australian oil refinery drinking water
Cause determined in Saskatchewan refinery fire
Larson Electronics Introduces Explosion Proof LED Light Tower
Northwest Homer Fire Department District receives vehicle donation from CITGO Lemont, IL, refinery
Risks to plant safety, productivity could rise along with increase in oil production. WIKA's Full Audit Service Team provides instrumentation expertise to protect lives, operations, profits
No charges filed in 2008 sugar refinery fire that killed 14 workers in Savannah, GA
UK roofing contractor ordered to pay £21m fine after factory fire
Southeast Kansas refinery to pay $2.3 million for 2007 spill
Company receives Aurora Award for infection control and prevention training
Survivor of Kentucky plant explosion shares memories on 10th anniversary
Federal and state investigators release technical report on Richmond, CA, refinery pipe rupture and fire
5th anniversary of Georgia sugar refinery dust explosion that killed 14 and injured dozens
Deadly Middletown, CT, explosion in 2010 caused changes in workplace safety
Chemical Safety Board releases report on Louisville, KY, explosion that killed two in 2011.
Action Training Systems receives Aurora Award for vehicle extrication training program
California bay area refinery fined nearly $1M for August 2012 vapor release fire
CSB statement on Van, TX, storage tank blast finds similarities to 2009 Mississippi tragedy
Massachusetts chemical plant roof fire quickly extinguished
OSHA awards Roco Rescue the VPP Star for identification and elimination of hazards
Fireworks disposal explosion that killed 5 resulted from unsafe practices, says CSB investigators
1988 grain elevator blast in Henderson, KY, killed 3
1963 Indiana meat packing plant explosion killed 17, injured more than 50
110th anniversary of famous Massachusetts industrial disaster that killed 22
Firefighters may have gouged pipe that triggered the Richmond, CA, refinery vapor cloud fire
OSU traces its heritage in fire back to the 1930s
Equipping leaders in industrial hygiene, fire technology and safety
A sampling of the best and brightest to go through Oklahoma State University's fire and safety programs
A lost friend is recalled on the anniversary of the worst boilover disaster on record
Owners are responsible for addressing repair & maintenance issues with tanks
Panasonic offers updates for Toughbook computers
Latest Firecom intercom goes further in advancing improved communications
Device concentrates dry powder near fire
Has the flammability of modern man-made materials made it time to change fire ground tactics?
New tools to maintain EMS skills
The politics and properties of hazmat
Preplanning for refinery vapor releases
Making the most of simulations
A formula for haz mat training success
Rawlins, WY, refinery worker recovers from May 2012 fire

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