Rescue & Special Ops Magazine Articles

  • Stabilization: Part 1

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    Article • February 28th, 1999

  • Plastics & Polymerization: What Firefighters Need To Know

    Plastics have been around for more than 100 years. The first plastic developed was cellulose nitrate, which was a replacement for ivory in billiard balls. Since World War II, however, the plastics industry has been one of the fastest developing...

    Article • February 28th, 1999

  • Worker Trapped At Construction Site

    "HazMat 17. Show this unit responding to the confined space rescue." Captain Jeff Strickland, officer-in-charge of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Technical Rescue Bureau, overheard these words on the radio while in the middle of a telephone conversation...

    Article • February 28th, 1999

  • Keeping Pace With The Challenge of Chemical Terrorism

    Bob Stephan and Ted Jarboe offer suggestions on how to streamline your hazmat team's ready-for-entry time.

    Article • January 31st, 1999

  • Side-Impact Airbag Identification

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    Article • January 31st, 1999

  • Safety Features Of 1999 Volvo S80 Sedan

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    Article • December 31st, 1998

  • Hazmat Response In Philadelphia

    The City of Philadelphia, with a heavy chemical-industry presence on its south and east sides, takes a proactive approach to hazardous-materials response. While some emergency response organizations have scaled back and even eliminated some levels of...

    Article • December 31st, 1998

  • Embassy Bombing

    After the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, was bombed, Virginia Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 was assembled within five hours for a flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Mike Regan and Bob Dubé provide a first-hand account of rescue...

    Article • December 31st, 1998

  • Airbag Identification - Part 3

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    Article • November 30th, 1998

  • Rock Quarry Rescue

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    Article • October 31st, 1998

  • "Scanning" for Airbags - Part 2

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    Article • October 31st, 1998

  • Chemical Safety Board Goes To Work

    Most emergency responders are familiar with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is charged with investigating transportation incidents in this country to increase safety in all modes of transportation. Whenever an accident occurs...

    Article • October 31st, 1998

  • Airbag Identification - Part 1

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    Article • October 1st, 1998

  • Concept Vehicles: The 2000 Model Year

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    Article • August 1st, 1998

  • Acid Cargo Tank Overturns On Highway

    An estimated 3,500 gallons of sulfuric acid was safely unloaded from a highway acid cargo tank, with no injuries, after it overturned on a central Arizona highway enroute to a copper mine. Company officials from the trucking company that owned the tank...

    Article • August 1st, 1998