Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Hazmat Drill Shows Connecticut Team Is Prepared

    A cloud of toxic gas pours from a downtown metal-plating business, killing three firefighters and two emergency medical technicians rushing to the scene

    News • May 20th, 2003

  • Ready For Emergency In Tennessee

    Planning by the Morristown Fire Department and the utility simulated a hazardous chemical release

    News • May 20th, 2003

  • Office of Emergency Management Holds Mock Disaster Drill in Brooklyn

    The first of a series of mock disaster drills -- designed to test the effectiveness of New York City's emergency response -- took place in Brooklyn on Sunday. The drills included hundreds of first responders.

    News • May 19th, 2003

  • Ammonia Leak Forces Evacuations Near Florida Airport

    An ammonia leak forced evacuations on the grounds of Orlando International Airport and sending two firefighters to the hospital after responding to the emergency Thursday morning

    News • May 15th, 2003

  • Chicago Runs Bioterror Readiness Drill

    The busiest day of a national bioterrorism drill began Thursday with a building collapse and is scripted to end in triumph.

    News • May 15th, 2003

  • Officials Prepare for Bioterror Drill

    This week, officials across the nation will have their hands full with an imaginary ``dirty bomb'' in Seattle and the fake threat of a biological agent in Chicago - both part of the most extensive bioterrorism drill in the nation's history.

    News • May 12th, 2003

  • Michigan Firefighters Contend with HazMat Leak

    Residents have been given the all-clear signal in Ypsilanti following an overnight chemical leak.

    News • May 12th, 2003

  • 'Dirty Bomb' Opens U.S. Bioterror Drill In Seattle

    A national bioterrorism drill for hundreds of firefighters, police and other emergency workers began Monday with a mock explosion of a radioactive ``dirty bomb'' in a car in a Seattle industrial lot.Also See: Simulated Bioterrorism Response To Take...

    News • May 12th, 2003

  • Kansas Diesel Fuel Spills Following Accident

    An accident between a tractor-trailer and a car hauling a boat is under investigation.

    News • May 2nd, 2003

  • Powder Scares Hit Washington State, Fla.

    A mail distribution facility was evacuated early Tuesday after a white powder was found among a group of envelopes, but federal sources said comprehensive tests showed no signs of any biotoxins.

    News • April 22nd, 2003

  • Oklahoma Fuel Fire Closes Schools Near Tulsa

    A stubborn fire at a fuel storage tank depot spread early Tuesday, sending thick black smoke over suburban Tulsa and forcing officials to close schools and order evacuations of nearby homes and businesses.

    News • April 8th, 2003

  • Mystery Illness Checked on California Jet

    An American Airlines flight from Tokyo was quarantined on the tarmac at San Jose's airport Tuesday after five people on board complained of symptoms like those of the mysterious new illness spreading through Asia.

    News • April 1st, 2003

  • Minneapolis Fire Department First In Nation with Kohler Mobile Decontamination Units

    The Minneapolis Fire Department is in the forefront of HazMat preparedness as the first city in the United States to have the latest in trailer-based, mobile decontamination systems produced by Kohler Co.

    News • March 26th, 2003

  • Burning Oil May be Hazardous to Troops

    A U.S. Army official said Thursday the burning oil wells in Iraq present little health threat for soldiers, but other experts said the effects of inhaling the smoke could be serious and long-lasting.

    News • March 21st, 2003

  • N.J. Propane Truck Fire Burns for 3rd Day

    A propane truck that exploded in an energy company's parking lot continued to burn for a third day Monday.

    News • March 17th, 2003