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Flooding Shuts Down Arkema Trial in Houston

Rupture of a 96-inch main providing water to 50% of the city forced closure of the courthouse until Monday.

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Hazmat Emergency in New York Easily Resolved

Possible exposure to unknown chemicals prompted fire officials to order a second alarm.

Training for Multiple Terrorist Attacks

While terrorism may not be your team's number-one concern and the technical rescue disciplines covered and equipment tested in this exercise may not be important to you, the concept of this type of exercise should be.

Uncomplicating the Complicated

IRECA's rope rescue competition in Houston helped this operator learn to do more with less.

Crane Collapses Across Plant Roof in Finland

The ground gave way beneath the outriggers of the mobile crane.

Medical Emergency Traps Worker Atop Ohio Grain Silo

Responders use the plant's own mobile crane to transfer the patient to the ground.

Firefighting Foam Overflows at Virginia Airport Hangar

A deluge-type fire suppression system had been accidentally activated.

Hazmat Cargo Removed From Overturned Tanker in Kentucky

Almost 700 gallons of butyl acrylate was spilled near the Cumberland River.

Fiery Atlanta Crash Involving Tanker Truck Kills Two

Flames spread still further by burning fuel spilling into a storm drain.

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Worker Injured in Structure Collapse at DuPont's Ohio Site

Structure is part of a $220 million expansion at the Circleville site.