The overall 10-year fire death rate trend increased 3% from 2010 to 2019. This research presents a snapshot of fire losses by state reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in 2019. Also included is information about fire departments and firefighter and home fire fatalities in 2021.
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UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute conducted three experiments on an intermodal container that was configured to represent an outdoor modular walk-in energy storage system, such as the one where an explosion occurred in April 2019. The experiments were designed to demonstrate the fundamental fire and explosion hazards that develop when cascading thermal runaway occurs inside …
No one can predict when an emergency will occur or what shape it will take. It could look like a hurricane causing widespread power outages and downed trees, or it could be a chemical fire that takes place down the road from a hospital housing hundreds of at-risk patients.
Wildland firefighters are exposed to many of the same naturally occurring respiratory hazards as structural firefighters: the myriad byproducts of wood pyrolysis and combustion. TDA Research is in Golden, CO. If you are a wildland firefighter based in Colorado and would like to review the Wildland Respirator, please email Girish Srinivas at GSrinivas@TDA.com.
As part of CHEMTREC’s 50th anniversary celebration, a total of $50,000 will be awarded as part of this year’s Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness (HELP) Award. The application period will close on Sept. 1, 2021.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has notified the IAFC about some incidents and accidents during the demonstration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from consulting organizations and manufacturers of unmanned aircraft.
You’ve seen his hilarious videos on YouTube, but have you heard about career firefighter Jason Patton’s next big project? Through a multi-media approach that will include video and in-person trainings with local CPR, EMT, and paramedic instructors around the country, Jason wants to teach 22 MILLION people CPR through comedy.
For many of you the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are not new. But have you ever envisioned how their ability to do millions of complex things in a billionth of a second could impact you and the public health and safety industry as a whole?
Consider assigning drones to specific apparatus to ensure incident commanders can dictate the drone’s deployment when needed on scene…