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Fire at PPE Release Over Three Dozen Pollutants of Concern
Hazmat Nation: Protection for Building Collapses

Hazmat Nation: Protection for Building Collapses

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Phil Ambrose reminds us to also remember the thousands who suffered prolonged and profound illnesses from toxin exposures during the rescue and recovery phases. Building collapses, he reminds, are hazmat incidents.

September 8, 2021

Get Ready: For Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Get Ready: For Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

UL Fire Protection Engineer Adam Barowy discusses the hazards lithium-ion batteries can present, what can be done to avoid battery fires, and how firefighters can respond when these fires occur.

September 1, 2021

Revisiting the Gulf Coast Hurricanes

Revisiting the Gulf Coast Hurricanes

In the aftermath of any major catastrophe it is all too easy to find fault; fault with anybody or anything, just so long as we can fix blame.

August 31, 2021

Steps to Better Hazmat Response
Hazmat Nation: 4 Safety Tips for Nitrogen Leaks
The Future of Thermal Imaging

The Future of Thermal Imaging

Seek Thermal’s Vincent Fassbender calls handheld thermal imagers the next big fire safety revolution. Their small size and lower price point will help firefighters perform their jobs safely, easily and more quickly.

August 4, 2021

Hazmat: Notifying John Q. Public

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.

July 27, 2021

Hazmat Nation: 4 Hazmat Lessons From a Lithium Battery Fire
Get Out of There Fast

Get Out of There Fast

Evacuations are a critical part of preplanning for fires and other emergencies. When workers know how to respond, they can evacuate quickly and safely.

July 7, 2021

Hydrogen Fluoride: To Ban or Not to Ban
Revisiting the 2015 Vancouver Port Hazmat Incident
CHEMTREC® Accepting Applications for its HELP Award for Hazmat Incident Preparedness
What, Where, and How Much?

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.

June 8, 2021

Chlorine Gas: Munition or Commodity?

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.

March 31, 2021

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