- Reasons to integrate structural firefighting, hazmat units. McCreedie, John // Fire Chief Expert Blog;2/14/2013, p8
The article discusses rationales to integrate structural firefighting and hazmat units. Combining the skill sets of hazmat professionals with the structural fire operations team allegedly brings more advanced tools to each fire incident to aid identity risks and verify the effectiveness of...
- RESOURCES AND COURSES. // Fire Engineering;Jul2005, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p48
Presents various curricula to different training related to fire fighting in the U.S. Addition of the Independent Study 5: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials, an awareness-level course in the U.S. Fire Administration and Emergency Management Institute; Method of instruction used in...
- SCIENCE-BASED STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR HAZARDOUS FUEL TREATMENT. Peterson, David L.; Johnson, Morris C. // Fire Management Today;Fall2007, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p13
The article offers insights for fire fighters on developing a long-term strategic plans for fuel and vegetation treatments on U.S. public lands. It notes that such plans need to be compatible with national, regional and local strategies for fuel treatments. It proposes a management/science...
- Preplanning Building Hazards. Brannigan, Francis L. // Fire Engineering;Nov2005, Vol. 158 Issue 11, p103
This article discusses preplanning to avoid building hazards, specially fire accidents. According to the experts, the wooden beam of a building is actually cast polyurethane, which is readily ignitable. Combined with a ply ceiling it is a recipe for flashover. It discusses a case in which a...
- Mesa opts for HazSim to enhance hazmat training realism. Roberts, Mary Rose // Fire Chief Expert Blog;12/28/2012, p2
The article reports that the Mesa Fire/Medical Department utilized HazSim to conduct year-end hazmat drills, as it simulates chemical identification that cover to a maximum of 1,000 metres of area range.
- Hazardous-materials response: Know your limitations. Peterson, David F. // Fire Engineering;Mar2000, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p157
Discusses the issues that should be considered in handling hazardous materials-related fire emergencies. Limitations of the First Responder-Operations and the Technician levels of hazardous material response as designated by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Use...
- Mesa opts for HazSim to enhance hazmat training realism. ROBERTS, MARY ROSE // Fire Chief;Jan2013, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p78
The article discusses the use of HazSim, a hazmat (hazardous substances)-detection simulation system for chemical identification drills for fire department in Mesa.
- 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.
- Haz Mat: On the Line. Peterson, David F. // Fire Engineering;Apr2001, Vol. 154 Issue 4, p121
Presents tips on how United States fire departments can properly and safely respond to hazardous material accidents. Physical hazards of gasoline; Enormity of gasoline's heat of combustion; Role of the communications center in clarifying the type of gas in a gas leak; Rules of response;...