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  • Hit-and-run that killed firefighter called terrorist attack

    Firerescue1 Topic Articles
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Patrice Vincent, 53, was a Canadian Forces Firefighter and had been a member of the Canadian military for 28 years
  • APPOINTMENT OF DESIREE HORTON AND WAYNE KRAGER TO CAL FIRE FORESTRY FIRE PILOT

    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Desiree Horton and Wayne Krager to Forestry Fire Pilot, assigned to Prado Helitack Base in the San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono Unit. This permanent appointment will be effective on October 6, 2014.Desiree HortonDesiree Horton is a native of Southern California and was exposed to helicopters at an early age. After graduating from North Hollywood High School she went straight into flying. She spent years and countless jobs working double and triple shifts to pay for lessons and training. She spent the next 24 years flying such missions from tours,…
  • Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The city’s Fire Department has agreed to drop a requirement for all skyscrapers to have flat tops, clearing the way for visions of a more inspiring skyline to rival New York or Chicago.
  • FDNY receives grant for female firefighter training

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    $11K will go toward preparing the women for the Fire Academy
  • FDNY receives grant for female firefighter training

    Firerescue1 Topic Articles
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    $11K will go toward preparing the women for the Fire Academy
 
 
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  • APPOINTMENT OF DESIREE HORTON AND WAYNE KRAGER TO CAL FIRE FORESTRY FIRE PILOT

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Desiree Horton and Wayne Krager to Forestry Fire Pilot, assigned to Prado Helitack Base in the San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono Unit. This permanent appointment will be effective on October 6, 2014.Desiree HortonDesiree Horton is a native of Southern California and was exposed to helicopters at an early age. After graduating from North Hollywood High School she went straight into flying. She spent years and countless jobs working double and triple shifts to pay for lessons and training. She spent the next 24 years flying such missions from tours,…
  • CAL FIRE LODD MEMORIAL SERVICE Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt #CaFire

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
     GEOFFREY “CRAIG” HUNT“My dad died a hero. There was not a day that went by that I didn't talk to my dad. He was my best friend”, Sarah Hunt Lauterbach.GEOFFREY “CRAIG” HUNTCAL FIRE Plans Memorial Service for Airtanker PilotSan Jose – Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock fire near El Portal, California. A celebration of Craig’s life, with a full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take…
  • CVFF Charity Golf Classic to Benefit the Chula Vista Fire Explorers program. #CaFire

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    CVFF Charity Golf ClassicThe Chula Vista Firefighter's Foundation (CVFF) is holding its Annual Charity Golf Classic at Salt Creek Golf Course on Friday, November 7th. All Local 2180 members and their family and friends are encouraged to play in this year's tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chula Vista Fire Explorers program. This is the CVFF's biggest fundraiser of the year and provides much of the funding for the Fire Explorer program. The cost per player is $125 ($500 per foursome), but will go up after Halloween so register early. With your registration you get…
  • Eldorado National Forest King Post-Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER MAP)

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Eldorado National Forest King Post-Fire BAER AssessmentFIRE INTENSITY EFFECTS ON VEGETATION vs. FIRE SEVERITY EFFECTS ON SOILSKING FIRE BAER MAP Eldorado National ForestKing Fire Burned Area Emergency Response MapThere are several types of fire severity maps that you may see. Although they look different for the same fire, they may also all be accurate. This is because fire severity is a measure of the fire effects on a specific resource such as soils, tree canopies, vegetation or wildlife habitat. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) maps are primarily measures of fire…
  • CAL FIRE announced name of crashed S-2T air tanker 81 pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt CAL FIRE Pilot for 13 Years.

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    CAL FIRE has announced the name of the S-2T air tanker pilot that crashed while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park in California.Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt was a CAL FIRE Pilot for 13 Years.“With great sadness, the CAL FIRE NEWS and wildand community would like to express its deepest condolences to CAL FIRE for the loss of pilot, Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt Yesterday. He died serving and protecting the public from wildland fire. As members of the wildland firefighting community, we also mourn his loss and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”#DogRockFire…
 
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  • Fugitive Batt. Chief Update – Pleads “Not Guilty”

    firegeezer
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Wearing Flashy Orange Suit FORMER CalFire BATTALION CHIEF ORVILLE FLEMING had a brief courtroom appearance Monday where he pleaded “not guilty” to the charge against him for murdering his live-in girlfriend in May. Sacramento Bee photo from May, 2014 Fleming, now 56, made national news when, following the May 1 stabbing death of  Sarah June Douglas, 26, he went on the lam eluding police search teams for 16 days in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains.  The nationwide manhunt was concluded when he was found hiding under a bush not far from where he lived, despite his known…
  • Ka-Booms Here and There

    firegeezer
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Carelessness Everywhere A YOUNG MAN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, was critically burned Tuesday afternoon when his hookah blew up.  WABC-TV is reporting: A liquid used in connection with smoking hookah ignited, and some sort of explosion happened. A man, believed to be in his 20s, was inside. Witnesses said he ran across the street, completely ablaze, before several Good Samaritans jumped in to lend a life-saving hand. The man’s clothing was literally burned off his body, and firefighters were on the scene in minutes. But it was the work of two men — a truck driver and a businessman…
  • From The Engineer’s Desk

    firegeezer
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
      A Special Recall Notice This recall notice was first posted in Billy G’s Secret List this weekend and I am re-posting it verbatim.  I checked the NHTSA web site and it doesn’t look like they have it yet.  Todd Rummel, the chief who lost his life in the Montana crash had been chief of Ottsville Fire Co. (Bucks County, Pa.) Station 49 before moving to Montana. “A new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft…
  • Another Stolen Ambulance

    firegeezer
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hallucinating Patient Thinks He’s An Ambulance Driver A LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, FIRE DEPARTMENT ambulance crew was tending to a mental patient Sunday evening who was having hallucinations.  While they were going through their procedure, the patient suddenly pulled out his IV line and dashed away from the unit.  The paramedics notified the police and began packing up the back of the ambulance when the patient suddenly returned. KTLA-TV picks up the story: The patient later returned to the vehicle and entered the driver’s seat before the paramedics were able to lock the doors.  The…
  • Morning Lineup – October 20

    firegeezer
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Monday Morning – Wipe Your Chin While spending eight days on the road last week (see yesterday’s Lineup), it stands to reason that we ate a lot of meals in restaurants.  And as you might expect,  that also leads to a ……. Napkin Update: A nice surprise greeted us at a Western Sizzlin’ restaurant.  I didn’t know there were any of them left because they seem to have all but disappeared.  But there is a nice one remaining in Mayberry and when the waitress brought the menus and took drink orders, she asked if we would be wanting extra napkins.  This is a…
 
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  • For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

    Jason Hoevelmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called "10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground." The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members. In the first section, or the "1st Commandment" we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic steps that one can do to be an effective officer and candidate for an officer promotion. Of course, as with anything, there are things you would add to this list or…
  • First Due Rural Engine Laying the Line

    Jason Hoevelmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    First Due Rural Engine: Laying the Line I recently have had a lot of suggestions and requests to post on some volunteer, rural, combination issues that the fire service faces. I started and am still a member of a mostly rural volunteer, now combination, department. My earliest exposure to the fire service was at this mostly rural department. We had a large majority of our fires outside of our public water area and our staffing was limited, just like it is today. Most of our trucks were single cab trucks that would seat two or three, depending on if the seats were buckets or benches. This was…
  • North Patchogues Annual Haunted House Hosts Dr. DEKAY

    Northpatchoguefd
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This years Haunted House will start in October. With this years theme being " MEDICAL DOCTOR ". It will be open from 10/03 - 10/25, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 11am. Tickets will now be $10.00 per person. For more information please call the fire house at 631-475-1788 ext:517 Directions are at the link below: Click for map. http://goo.gl/xZKK9G Click to see flyer.. http://goo.gl/VP8ckR
  • fire apparatus back up camera information

    Lucas Maas
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    I am wondering if anyone has or uses back up camera's on their apparatus? If so, what info do you have about them or would recommend? Doing some research for my department.
  • LOOKING BACK

    BOB SELHEIMER
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    # 1 > Looking back over the years, things have really changed,65 years ago at the age of 15, I was voted in as a Junior member, later on I was voted in as president of the junior's, at 20, I became a driver operator, trucks, ambulance, with training. At 21 became fire police,I was asked to be Assistant Director of the Ambulance Board. Last year the wife and I went back to our old home town, called Linwood Pa. I visited the fire station, I asked did you know Chief of Police Russel Chaney? He was chief for 25 years, and guess what? No one ever heard of him. As we looked around, there was no…
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  • Qualitative Fire Behavior Book by Floyd W Nelson

    David Locke
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    I am looking for a copy of Qualitative Fire Behavior.  It was published by ISFSI in 1991.  I cannot find it any where on line including ISFSI.  I anyone has a copy and would like to sell it please let me know.  Or because it is out of print if anyone wants to sell me copies of the book (with out violating Copy right laws) legally let me know.  It is greatly appreciated Dave
  • The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MO

    Brad Hoff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 68th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Fire Chief/Police Officer Eddie Johnson Jr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with Alton Fire & Police Departments.Eddie Johnson, Jr. Rank: Fire ChiefAge: 45Gender: MaleStatus: VolunteerYears of Service: 5+ Date of Incident: 10/20/2014Time of Incident: 1200hrsDate of Death: 10/20/2014Fire Department: Alton Fire…
  • Hump Day SOS Which Came 1st

    David Rhodes
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Which Came First? Here I go again beating up my RIT friends. No, I'm not anti-RIT but I continue to be amazed at the lack of balance or should I say prioritization in our fire training. RIT training is fun and fire behavior training is.......boooooooooring, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Why is it that only 1% of the FF1 curriculum is on fire behavior and there is no fire behavior in FF11, FF111, Fire Officer 1 or Fire Officer 2. Are we firefighters? How do you defeat your enemy if you don’t know your enemy? How well equipped for surgery would a surgeon be that only spent 1% of his time…
  • The Hard Surface Flowpath

    Bill Carey
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014 Eight actually, if you don't include the one who did not feel well and was found off the road in his private vehicle after an alarm. Seven if you don't include the Montana drivetrain failure. See why it is important to go beyond the numbers in yearly reports? The fire service and law enforcement community experienced the death of one if its members on Monday, 20 October 2014, when Alton, Missouri police officer and fire chief Eddie Johnson, Jr. was killed in a response crash. Local media reported that Johnson was en…
  • Upper/Lower Duplex search

    Skip Coleman
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Your company is assigned to Search. The first in Engine Company has already stretched a line in through the front door on the A/B corner and heading up stairs.   One firefighter of that crew is assigned to “Door Control” until the fire is located and darkened.  So we have two firefighters on Division 2 with a hoseline (the remainder of the first in Engine Company).  Their focus is on darkening the fire. Again, you are assigned search.  Staffing is whatever your crew would be staffed at. He is what I would like you to think about.  Where would you begin your search? What route would…
 
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  • Radio Traffic-Detroit Firefighter Down/Video (The Secret List)

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    All, Here is the radio traffic from this mornings extreme close call in Detroit where the FF was forced out of tower ladder 7's bucket.  =RADIO TRAFFIC INCLUDING THE EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENS AT AROUND 5 min :45 sec: (Listen to the audio from the start, great professionalism in command, control and restricting companies from concerns related to the vacant building-in addition to the emergency traffic that followed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnNNPq6vG1o&feature=em-uploademail  =VIDEO: DFD FF Nicholas Benskey was injured at the above fire this morning when he came…
  • UPDATE: DETROIT FF JUMPED FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    A Detroit firefighter was knocked unconscious this morning after he jumped from a 40-foot-high aerial ladder bucket as part of the Fisher Body plant collapsed, authorities say.Arson investigators are on the scene as the fire continues to burn on the second floor of the large, vacant industrial building at Harper and Hastings, northwest of the I-94 and I-75 intersection."He initially was knocked unconscious," said second deputy Detroit fire commissioner Craig Dougherty. "After a bit, he came to and he knew who he was, and he knew where he was."The firefighter, who has about 10 years of…
  • 2 hurt after police chase of LAFD stolen ambulance

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    By Julie CartLos Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led police on a chase that ended in a traffic collision, sending two women to the hospital Sunday night.Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of North San Pedro street in downtown L.A. about 6:30 p.m., and then the man drove off in the ambulance, according to the LAFD’s Katherine Main.The paramedics were not in the ambulance at the time, Main said.A fire engine also responding to the original call reported the stolen ambulance, Los…
  • No one injured in crash with ambulance - Maryland

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    EASTON — No one was injured in an accident involving an ambulance around 8 p.m. Sunday night at Dover and West streets in Easton, police said.Police said Harvey Greenwald, 74, of New York, had stopped his minivan at the intersection of Dover Street and then headed across West Street.A Talbot County Emergency Medical Services ambulance, which had just completed transportation and wasn’t carrying a patient, T-boned Greenwald’s vehicle as he drove across the street, police said.Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Police said the van had functional damage and the…
  • One dead after ambulance, truck crash into car on the Northeast Side - San Antonio

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    By Mark WilsonSAN ANTONIO — An ambulance was among three vehicles involved in a crash Thursday night that left one man dead on the Northeast Side.According to the San Antonio Police Department, a Dodge Ram and Acadian ambulance had been headed west in the 6300 block of Rittiman Road just after 7 p.m. when a Toyota Corolla attempted a left turn across westbound lanes.Police said the driver failed to yield the right of way to the vehicles and pulled out into their path.Both the truck and ambulance crashed into the car in which Ross Goveia, 96, was a passenger.Goveia was taken to the San…
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  • Helmet Cam: Fully Involved Mobile Home

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Video by: Jonathan Keim. Video info: In the early morning hours of October 3, 2014, Marshall Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of a fully involved structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a mobile home with additional attached structures completely engulfed in flames. The occupant of the residence was able to make it out safely, but did sustain a few minor injuries.
  • Top Firefighting Books – 54 Must Read Books for Firefighters

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    I have compiled a list of “Must Read” books as told to me by my readers. I asked what the best fire service books were and got over 50 books mentioned in over 80 comments over at The Fire Critic Facebook Page. Sure, there may be some that were left out, but I think this is a pretty decent list! I have not read many of these…I didn’t even know about many of them before today. I have included links to Amazon, so you can get more information and/or purchase them at decent prices. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments if they don’t appear here. There are 54…
  • Video: House Burns in Detroit

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Video by: wildfirevideosWNY. Video info: While Buffing in Detroit @ Livernois ave & I-94 A box alarm rolls across the scanners. This is what we caught! Engine 33 29 42 Squad 4 Ladder 8 Chief 7.
  • Video: LAFD Commercial Fire in Boyle Heights District

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Video by: firelensman. Video info: 10-19-2014 Los Angeles Firefighters first on scene at “Barrios Casting Company” (a metal casting business) had fire and smoke showing from a 7200 square ft. one story commercial building in L.A.’s Boyle Heights district. There were reports LAPD Officers on “routine” patrol noticing the building on fire at 1459 S. Lorena Street and called it in. Firefighters forced entry through rolling steel doors and encountered heavy fire conditions. Firefighters were ordered off the roof and out of the building as heavy fire engulfed the structure. LA…
  • Helmet Cam: El Dorado, KS Structure Fire

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Video by: Steven Moody. Video info: 424 S Star Fire 10 14 2014. El Dorado KS Multi-Structure Fire. 3 vehicles, 1 garage, 2 homes burn  H/T: STATter911.com
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  • Voice(s)

    Jenna
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Recently someone asked me to acknowledge the negative voice(s) in my head by writing out what the voice(s) say to me. That’s a challenging prospect as I don’t really like to acknowledge the negative self-speak and the way it affects my daily life. However, in order to begin working on silencing the negative self-speak and listening to the truths of who I am, that acknowledgement is necessary. And so, an edited look into the voice(s) in my mind. You could have been so much more. Your hair looks better straight/curly/darker/lighter/longer/shorter. You’ll never be a good enough…
  • Race Recap: The Columbus Half Marathon Weekend, Including the Highlights Kids’ Run

    Jenna
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This will be a long post as it covers the entire Columbus Marathon weekend, including the Highlights Kids’ Run. Saturday, October 18, 2014 We dropped our dog off on the way into Columbus at All Tails R Waggin. I strongly recommend this place! We arrived in Columbus around 11:30 AM and had no trouble getting around road closures to find a parking spot close to North Bank Park where the Highlights Kids’ Race was being held. We hit the porta-potties lined up near the C-Corral before making our way into the park. We quickly found the registration booth, collected the boys’ nice…
  • A Brief Look at the Columbus Half Marathon

    Jenna
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I’ll share more tomorrow in my official race (weekend!) recap, but here’s all you need to know. My husband finished his first half marathon with a time of 2:06:22. I PR-ed with a time of 2:06:21. He pushed me. I pushed him. We finished together. But I won. No, we’re not competitive at all. (#thingscallieliesabout) Now for a glass of wine and a foam roller.   A Brief Look at the Columbus Half Marathon is a post from Stop, Drop and Blog. Want more of Stop, Drop and Blog? Like our page on Facebook! If you have questions, contact me or hit me up via twitter.
  • Scenes from the Highlights Kids’ Run

    Jenna
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    More on Monday. Tonight know that two little boys are immensely proud of themselves, as they should be.   Scenes from the Highlights Kids’ Run is a post from Stop, Drop and Blog. Want more of Stop, Drop and Blog? Like our page on Facebook! If you have questions, contact me or hit me up via twitter.      Related StoriesA Brief Look at the Columbus Half MarathonTraining for the Columbus Half Marathon: I’m ReadyTraining for the Columbus Half Marathon: Praise Taper, Hallelujah! 
  • It’s Supposed to Be Hard

    Jenna
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    I find myself dwelling on the fact that I’m not only running 13.1 miles this weekend… but I’m running 13.1 miles this weekend with someone significantly faster than I normally run while attempting to run a PR. It seems kind of big and scary and impossible and oh my goodness right now. My anxiety is through the roof. I’m a mess for many reasons. So I sat down to watch A League of Their Own, my all time favorite movie. Ever. I cry a lot during the movie because movies make me weepy. But this one line feels especially appropriate today. “It’s supposed to be…
 
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  • Effective firefighter recruitment?

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    The U.S. Forest Service’s “USFS Fire-California” (@R5_Fire_News) Twitter account distributed this photo Tuesday, with the following text: Picture yourself in a wildland fire career... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Report released about entrapment of three firefighters on the Beaver Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    A facilitated learning analysis has been released about the entrapment of three firefighters August 11, 2014 on the Beaver Fire northwest of Yreka, California. Entrapped that day were a Dozer... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Former CAL FIRE Battalion Chief pleads not guilty to murder

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    A former Battalion Chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his live-in companion. An instructor at the agency’s training academy at... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Video from the Norbeck prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Alpine Hotshots, a National Park Service hotshot crew from Colorado, is shown using drip torches to ignite vegetation on the Norbeck Section 2 prescribed fire. The project which began October 20,... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Photos from the Norbeck prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    These are photos taken October 20-21, 2014 at the Norbeck Section 2 prescribed fire being managed on State, Federal and private lands approximately 4 miles northeast of Pringle, South Dakota. More... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
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  • 3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Recordkeeping

    Michael Manouel
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Record-keeping Record-keeping is something we all probably have to do in some capacity, but maybe we don’t particularly enjoy. But when it comes to hazardous waste, record-keeping can mean the difference between safe, legal operating practices versus substantial fines and illegality. Plus, non-compliance in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […] The post 3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Recordkeeping appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Dealing with the Percs of the Dry-Cleaning World

    Jessica Hope
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Dealing with the Percs of the Dry-Cleaning World By: Paula Pearce Have you ever stopped to think about how the dry-cleaning process works? Well, you probably wouldn’t guess hazardous waste is a by-product. Across America, dry cleaners use Perchloroethylene (perc), a common chemical solvent used in the dry-cleaning industry, to remove stains and dirt from […] The post Dealing with the Percs of the Dry-Cleaning World appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste

    Michael Manouel
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste Protecting yourself and your employees from contact with harmful substances is vital when working with any kind of hazardous materials. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupation Health & Safety Act (OSHA) proscribe that when one is dealing with hazardous waste firsthand, it is […] The post What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • CESQG vs. SQG vs. LQG: What’s the Difference?

    Michael Manouel
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    CESQG vs. SQG vs. LQG: What’s the Difference? Are you a generator of hazardous waste? If so, have ever wondered what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are for the amount of hazardous waste you handle? The EPA has three distinct categories for generators of hazardous waste, each category being differentiated by the amount of […] The post CESQG vs. SQG vs. LQG: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Tips on Starting a Company-Wide Recycling Initiative

    Michael Manouel
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Tips on Starting a Company-Wide Recycling Initiative Carbon footprints, sustainability, a green way of thinking—these are all 21st century ideas that have now become household catchphrases. We all know that recyclables can cut your overall carbon footprint and increase efficiency. But for some companies, knowing what is and isn’t recyclable is still murky territory, even […] The post Tips on Starting a Company-Wide Recycling Initiative appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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