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Entries for 2014

Industrial gas company donates 5-story fire training tower to Greeneville, TN
Ford donates Expedition to replace emergency vehicle destroyed by fire
CSB dispatches investigators to probe fatal chemical plant leak in Texas
RE-HEALING™ fluorine-free foam provides enhanced fire safety and environmental sustainability
RE-HEALING™ foam named winner of EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award
CSB releases new video detailing the 2010 Tesoro refinery explosion
Job posting for an industrial firefighter position
IFW premieres 30-minute You Tube video detailing 2014 Texas A&M Industrial Fire School
Detectors and sensors in pre-planning
Innovation and the unexpected
High risk factors in water tank incidents
Diesel engines powering fire protection water pumps are dying way too early
Water: Necessity regardless of the job
Building block approach to emergencies
OSHA considers new standards to protect responders
Cable management system eliminates cable tangle in industrial settings.
Transitional fire attack the PyroLance way
CSB issues warning against use of Methanol during laboratory and classroom combustion demonstrations
EPA targets flame retardant as potential health hazard
Chemical Safety Board probes fatal hot work accident in Moss Point, MS
Canadian transportation officials blame railway for safety issues in Quebec disaster
CSB releases analysis showing February 2014 release of sulfuric acid at California refinery resulted from inadequately tightened fitting
Solberg's RE-HEALING flourine-free foam achieves FM approval certification
Lou Molino, IFW technical editor, dead at 49
Initiative replaces fluorine-based foam concentrates in foam/water sprinkler systems
Retired Chevron fire captain, training officer, dead at 61
Fluorine-free foam achieves FM approval certification
Chemical Safety Board faults key device for 2010 Gulf oil spill
Power plant fire caused by mechanic error
Fertilizer storage facility burns in Athens, TX
Firefighters response to New Zealand factory fire criticized
Larson Electronics reveals new Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof drop light
New ultra-rugged mobile device tailored for extreme operating conditions
5.11 Tactical launches collection in recognition of Memorial Day
London mayor liable for 2011 Sony warehouse arson
Criminal charges brought in 2013 Quebec rail explosion and fire
Waterous' new pump exceeds industrial pumping demands
Steelmaker faces stiffer sentences in 2007 fatalities
OSHA cites refinery for explosion that killed operator
Feds issue report on deadly 2013 West, Texas fertilizer explosion
Industrial fire ruled accidental
Texas Forest Service assistant chief dead at age 44
IFW publisher David White honored with Red Adair Award during WFHC XTREME school
Baker adapts dumpsters as traveling LDH containers
Refinery investigation 'challenging,' but on track
Wyoming refinery faces $201,000 fine by state safety regulators
HazSim safely simulates truthful hazmat situations
State considers safer storage of fertilizer involved in West, TX blast
Chemical Safety Board to hold public meeting April 22 on West, TX blast
Training for collapse operations
Protection of assets from wildland fires
The stretcher and its many incarnations
Foams, fires and freight rates
Furious anglers demand payout after UK fish deaths
Company blocked access to state regulators after fatal natural gas well fire in Pennsylvania
911 Safety offers services beyond cleaning and repair
CSB blames 2009 hydrogen blast at Utah refinery on corrosion
Lawyer pleads guilty to embezzlement in 2006 ink plant explosion
Combustible dust explosions prompt calls for more oversight
Maine fire chief testifies before Senate subcommittee on Quebec disaster
Central Indiana glass plant to pay record safety penalty
New Corpus Christi pumper represents three fire protection giants
New firefighters ready to protect Kemper County energy facilities
Texas A&M and ConocoPhillips host process safety symposium in Qatar
Trains revive Philadelphia refineries but present new risks
Ontario firefighters participate in chemical plant emergency drill
State investigating 2012 emergency at Louisiana chemical plant
International emergency response company specializes in industrial work
Corpus industrial firefighters announce construction of new fire station and administration building
Fire marshal suspects thermal heater or pump to blame for January fire
RE-HEALING™ foam concentrates meet Statoil’s demanding environmental requirements
CSB announces public meeting in Anacortes, WA, to vote on final report into fatal 2010 refinery explosion
Company contributes $500,000 to Brayton Fire Training Field in Texas
CNN features a positive report on Georgia disaster training center
Freezing temperatures affect water tanks
Correct problems to prevent API tank failures
Texas emergency responders scope out Delaware County, PA, move
Canadian regulators say oil in train accident as volatile as gasoline
Industries face stricter regulation of flaring systems
Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way
Historic factory burns in Michigan
All-Terrain 6x6 ambulance offers extensive options
Engine room blast aboard a propane carrier proves tricky for Williams Fire & Hazard Control
Union urges Philadelphia D.A. to charge factory owners in 2012 fire that killed two responders
Long Beach (CA) Fire Department's new rig fights fuel fires with foam
TFT introduces BlitzFire HE and BlitzFire Oscillating HE
CSB investigation finds 2010 refinery fatal explosion resulted from “high temperature hydrogen attack” damage to heat exchanger
Carbohydrates replace fluorine as basis for new AFFF substitute
Automatic weather monitoring for industrial emergency responders
OSHA seeks cause of animal feed factory blast
Pierce announces winner of its Long Haul sweepstakes to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
New high power blasting gun light released by Larson Electronics
Four Foot Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture Approved for Paint Booths
Agency names 13 safety violations after fatal injury in Aurora, MO., last year
A new idea for hiking backpacks helped found an innovative force in designing fire resistant apparel
Dallas company cleans, inspects personal protective equipment
October school helps determine class schedule
ROCO awarded USAF Pararescue training contract
Feds propose new regulations to prevent next deadly chemical plant explosion
Derailment explosion devastates Canadian community of Lac-Mégantic
Une alternative aux AFFF utilise des hydrates de carbone au lieu du fluor
DOT issues warning about oil shipped from North Dakota, Montana
Williams Fire & Hazard Control opens its new headquarters in Port Arthur, TX
Neuartiger AFFF-Ersatz setzt auf Kohlehydrate statt Fluor
Un nuevo sustituto de AFFF utiliza hidratos de carbono en vez de flúor
BP holds semi-annual fire school in Texas
Training for collapse operations
Preparedness - a shared responsibility
Violence in the EMS workplace

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