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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.

October 1, 2019

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.

October 1, 2019

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.

October 1, 2019

What, Where, and How Much?

Unfortunately, even the most sophisticated detection and alarm systems have one inherent drawback: no alarm is of any value if no one is around to hear it and respond appropriately.

July 1, 2019

Having Fun Teaching Hazmat Training

For hazmat training to be absorbed into the brain as both information and hands-on skills it has to be interesting and fun. How do you achieve that?

January 1, 2019

Innovation: An American Hallmark

From the time that some long forgotten firefighter discovered that a hollowed out log fitted with a piston and a restriction at the end could be used to direct a stream of water onto the heart of a fire, firefighters have been involved in the evolution of emergency response tools and equipment.

January 1, 2019

Facing an Active Shooter Situation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed a series of materials to assist businesses, government offices, and schools in preparing for and responding to an active shooter.

January 1, 2019

Chlorine Gas: Munition or Commodity?

I have revisited chlorine in the hope that my small contribution may engender a heightened sense of urgency and increased awareness of the risks of allowing this material to get into the hands of those who would do us harm.

October 1, 2018

A Systematic Approach to Rescue Ops

Amid the chaos and excitement of any rescue operation, there are often important aspects of incident that can be overlooked. Sometimes, the sequencing of tasks becomes disjointed.

July 1, 2018