- TriQuint hazmat incident forces worker evacuation. Deffree, Suzanne // Electronic News (10616624);1/12/2009, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p4
The article reports that local firefighters responded to a hazardous materials situation at TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.'s, Hillsboro, Oregon, manufacturing plant earlier this week. Upon arrival, firefighters found that a TriQuint worker had accidentally mixed two chemicals together that created...
- HAZ MAT RESPONSE: HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR TODAY'S EMERGENCIES? Peterson, David F. // Fire Engineering;Nov2000, Vol. 153 Issue 11, p85
Focuses on the federal regulations on hazardous materials response training for firefighters in the United States. Possible causes of injuries and deaths among responders; Purpose of educating responders about hazardous materials; Need to stress the importance of training to responders.
- SINGLE-STATION FIELD DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM. Kauser, Frederick // Fire Engineering;Jan2004, Vol. 157 Issue 1, p79
Discusses improvements for field decontamination procedures for hazardous materials for first responders in fires and an overview of the single station field decontamination system. Improvement of the safety of entry team members; Enhancement of the setup time; Reduction of the multistation...
- Three-Point Hazmat Size-Up. Kreutzer, Kristina A. // Fire Engineering;Nov2007, Vol. 160 Issue 11, p119
The author reports on the various aspects of a fire situation which fire fighters should take into consideration when determining if the fire is hazardous. According to the article, fire fighters should understand the environment, containers and materials at a scene when determining if the fire...
- "COMMANDMENTS" FOR USING THE BACKUP LINE. Cornnell, Jennifer // Fire Engineering;Jun2003, Vol. 156 Issue 6, p81
Provides guidelines for using the back-up line in any safe aggressive fire attack in the U.S. Protection of the main vertical channel of fire spread; Assumption of the position of firefighters to protect egress; Increase of the diversity of hazardous material during fires.
- 10 keys for using instruments. Mangieri, Kay // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Feb2005, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p28
Presents reminders for firefighters, hazardous materials teams and law enforcement personnel to safely and efficiently measure and monitor the presence of gases and vapors in the U.S. Interpretation of the capabilities and limitations of each detector; Identification and specification of gases...
- Prospective study of hepatic, renal, and haematological surveillance in hazardous materials firefighters. Kales, S. N.; Polyhronopoulos, G. N.; Aldrich, J. M.; Mendoza, P. J.; Sug, J. H.; Christian, D. C. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Feb2001, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p87
Provides information on a study that examined possible health effects hazardous materials firefighting work as measured by end organ effect markers in a cohort over a period of two years and another cohort over five years. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion on the study; Conclusions.
- Overcoming District Disorientation. BACHMAN, ERIC G. // Fire Engineering;May2011, Vol. 164 Issue 5, p59
The article offers tips for overcoming district disorientation among firefighters. The significant information that should be known by firefighters responding to an accident include the number of occupants, hazardous materials used on site, the construction type and most importantly, the...
- Take a Powder. // Fire Chief;Jul2005, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p20
Reports on the call received by the Fire Rescue Special Operations of a possible hazardous powder in a trailer in Palm Beach County, Florida. Type of powder found by the firefighter Andrew Giamberini; Use of the powder by residents