It’s the season for giving. Support first responders injured in the line of duty, new recruit education, families of fallen firefighters and other charities. Here’s a list of 15 first responder-specific charities.
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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 …
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.
Following decades of false starts, a large county-wide hazmat team is finally up and running. Careful and deliberate planning from the start and a focus on training and interagency relationships have been key to the team’s early success.
Officials had no idea more than 200,000 lithium batteries were stored in an Illinois warehouse until it caught fire. At 11:45 a.m. June 29 in the small Illinois city of Morris, firefighters were dispatched to a warehouse fire. City officials say they had no idea what was in the 70,000-square-foot warehouse and that no permits …
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Safety Report 20/01 “Safety Risks to Emergency Responders from Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles” Jan. 13, 2021. This video summarizes that report and focuses on the safety risks to first and second responders posed by electric vehicles that are powered by high-voltage, lithium-ion batteries.
On May 28, President Biden released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request. Congress will now spend the summer deliberating the FY 2022 appropriations bills with the aim of passing them before the October 1 start of the fiscal year.
Ammonium nitrate (AN) became infamous when convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh used it in the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995…