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  • Vehicle Lockout Incidents

    This University of Extrication column is a joint effort of Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com to present critical information regarding vehicle lockout calls. References are made throughout this column to additional supporting documents that are...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • Broken Glass Containment

    When a tempered glass window is to be broken to gain access to the interior, crews may decide to contain the broken glass.When a tempered glass window is to be broken to gain access to the interior, crews may decide to contain the broken glass. This is...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • The Physiological Effects of Heat Inside a Locked Vehicle

    The National SAFE KIDS Campaign reports that at even temperatures as mild as 60 degrees F, a closed vehicle can heat up to dangerous levels within minutes.There is a sense of urgency for removal of a person or animal locked in a vehicle. Between 1996...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 10

    The next hydrocarbon-derivative family we will discuss is the amine. Generally, amines have low boiling points and flash points, narrow flammable ranges, and high ignition temperatures.

    Article • July 16th, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 9

    Nitro compounds are the second of ten hydrocarbon derivative families. Their major hazard is explosive. Nitrogen and oxygen make up the nitro functional group.

    Article • June 9th, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 8

    There are ten hydrocarbon derivative families, which are important to hazardous materials responders.

    Article • May 3rd, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 7

    Hydrocarbon derivatives are hydrocarbon compounds which have had one or more hydrogen atoms removed.

    Article • April 9th, 2002

  • Rear Design Features of Vehicles: Part 3

    This final part of this three-part series features case studies of real-world crash incidents where openings made at the rear of the damaged vehicle allowed responders to access or extricate their patients.Subject:  Rear Design Features of Vehicles: Part...

    Article • April 1st, 2002

  • Handling Anhydrous Ammonia Emergencies

    Spring is just around the corner and anhydrous ammonia is being shipped to fertilizer companies for use during spring planting at farms around the country.

    Article • March 15th, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 6

    In the previous segment of the "Street Chemist" the hydrocarbons families, alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes were presented. They are all similar in terms of structure, molecular formulas, recognition, naming, and hazards.

    Article • March 14th, 2002

  • Handling Anhydrous Ammonia

    Spring is just around the corner and anhydrous ammonia is being shipped to fertilizer companies for use during spring planting at farms around the country.

    Article • March 5th, 2002

  • Rear Design Features of Vehicles: Part 2

    Part 2 of this series presents street-wise tips for identifying the rear design features of a vehicle.Subject:  Rear Design Features of Vehicles:  Part 2Topic:  Identifying Rear Design Features at Crash ScenesObjective:  Learn to use visual clues to...

    Article • March 1st, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 5

    Elements bond together ionically or covalently to form compounds. Compounds can be organized into families, which have similar characteristics and hazards.

    Article • February 26th, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 4

    The first two installments of The Street Chemist dealt with the atom, the basic building block of our World.

    Article • February 25th, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 3

    The first two installments of The Street Chemist dealt with the atom, the basic building block of our World, as we know it and the Periodic Table and Elements, which make up everything on Earth.

    Article • December 9th, 2001