Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Oregon HazMat Crews Handle Massive Liquid Oxygen Spill

    The freezing oxygen turned one woman's car into a ball of fire when she drove into the flowing, gaseous cloud formed as the liquid evaporated.

    News • March 6th, 2003

  • Michigan Hazmat Crews Respond to Powdery Substance Found in Medical Center

    A local medical center was evacuated Thursday after a powdery substance was found inside a box.

    News • February 21st, 2003

  • Firefighters Prepare for Disaster Duty in the Persian Gulf

    AS speculation rose of Saddam Hussein's plans to lay waste to the Iraqi landscape for advancing coalition troops, US oil field firefighters over the weekend finalised their preparation for the mother of all environmental battles.

    News • February 18th, 2003

  • Train Carrying Acid Derails in Delaware

    Eight cars from a Norfolk Southern train derailed early Friday, and a small amount of acid in powder form was spilled, authorities said.

    News • February 14th, 2003

  • Four Killed in Mexican Highway Explosion

    A tanker truck tipped over and exploded on a highway near Mexico City on Wednesday, setting cars and buildings on fire, killing at least four people and injuring nine others.

    News • February 13th, 2003

  • Firefighters Battle to Extinguish Stubborn Fire at New Zealand Port

    EMERGENCY services cordoned off a large portion of Port Taranaki yesterday when fire erupted inside a 20,000-litre bitumen tank -- and couldn't be extinguished.

    News • February 13th, 2003

  • California Propane Leak May Have Lasted 11 Months

    Clean-up crews in Truckee are working around the clock this week to clear a potentially explosive situation.

    News • February 11th, 2003

  • Overturned Tanker Truck Closes Portions Of Interstate in Alabama

    Hazardous materials crews are on the scene working to clear the chemicals. Fire officials say they are waiting on a specialized truck that will clear the hazardous cargo from the road. Fire Capt. C.W. Mardis said it could take up to eight hours to clear...

    News • February 11th, 2003

  • Farm Supply Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate in Ala.

    Fire erupted Tuesday at a farm-supply store housing dangerous chemicals, prompting the evacuation of about 3,500 people, authorities said.

    News • February 11th, 2003

  • Hundreds Flee Ill. Town After Derailment

    16 cars of a northbound Illinois Central-Canadian National train derailed Sunday morning.

    News • February 10th, 2003

  • Train With Hazmats Derails in Illinois

    A freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in the middle of town Sunday and authorities evacuated as many as 1,000 people in a three-mile area

    News • February 9th, 2003

  • Rhode Island Workers Hospitalized After Chemical Exposure

    Emergency crews are on the scene of Chemical Exposure at Technics Inc. on Spectacle Street, off Niantic Avenue in Cranston. • Watch Video • View Slideshow

    News • February 7th, 2003

  • Ark. Responders Examine Questionable Debris

    Emergency workers in Fort Smith, Ark. spent part of Monday examining some questionable debris that one resident thought may have been part of the space shuttle Columbia.

    News • February 3rd, 2003

  • LAFD Hazmat Investigation

    LAFD Incident Update William R. Bamattre, Fire Chief BATTALION 6: DOUGLAS BARRY INCIDENT DESCRIPTION HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVESTIGATION: On Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 1145 Hours (11:45 AM PST), four Companies of Los Angeles...

    News • January 30th, 2003

  • LAFD Hazmat Investigation #2

    HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVESTIGATION: On Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 0757 Hours (7:57 AM PST), nine Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, including an LAFD Hazardous Materials Task Force, three LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one EMS District Captain and...

    News • January 30th, 2003