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Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

In this column, I will address specific types of fire extinguishers and extinguishing agents, touch on various methods of applying extinguishing agents, and I will also put forth as examples some of the fire extinguishers carried by FDNY.

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Hazmat: Notifying John Q. Public

When the big bell rings it is "all hands on deck" to load up and get underway. We have to remember the most important element, namely communication with John Q. Public.

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Is a Mirrored Rope System ERNEST?

The ERNEST principle analyzes any rope system by the common reasons that rope rescue systems fail. Particularly, whenever a rope rescue system must rely on two or more anchors to achieve an adequate load support.

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Fire Protection for Floating Roof Tanks

There are hundreds of thousands of API storage tanks in use across the United States. Relatively few of them catch fire or have anything catastrophic happen to them. But it’s always best to be prepared.

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Things That Led to the Big Accident

Things That Led to the Big Accident

EMS responded to an accident scene at your plant. The report states that Jim was injured on Aug. 1 in the power press shop area of ABC Tool, LLC. The accident occurred on a mechanical power press and Jim lost two fingers when he reached into the press to extract a part that had fallen.