Rescue & Special Ops Magazine Articles

  • Improper Storage & Aging Chemicals Harbor Hidden Hazards - Part 1

    There are likely to be few places where firefighters and other emergency response personnel will encounter a wider variety of dangerous chemicals than in a chemical laboratory. Labs can be found in a variety of locations, including industrial complexes...

    Article • May 1st, 1999

  • The Anatomy Of A Street Sweeper

    In the early morning of Aug. 10, 1998, Rescue 1 and Engine Company 6 of the Syracuse, NY, Fire Department were dispatched to a reported car-pedestrian accident. What they found presented a challenge not addressed in any textbook. Diagram by...

    Article • May 1st, 1999

  • Vehicle Stabilization - Part 2

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    Article • March 31st, 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

  • Stabilization: Part 1

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    Article • February 28th, 1999

  • On The Job - Alabama: Trench Collapse

    150 Rescue Workers From 14 Agencies Work For 11 Hours At Dothan Trench Collapse Dennis L. Rubin gives a detailed account of an unusual trench rescue and discusses the problems firefighters faced both during and after the incident.

    Article • February 28th, 1999

  • Side-Impact Airbag Identification

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    Article • January 31st, 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

  • 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