Rescue & Special Ops News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Truck Crash Causes 1,000 Gallon Oil Spill

    An oil truck from Brockton, MA spilled its load after colliding with a pickup truck.

    News • January 28th, 2003

  • Arkansas Haz-Mat Teams Get Guard Training

    Hazardous materials teams spent Monday preparing for the use of weapons of mass destruction.

    News • January 28th, 2003

  • Tractor Trailer Loaded With Dangerous Chemicals Recovered in Brooklyn

    The firefighters, police and members of the HAZMAT team, escorted the recovered truck back to its original location of Northern Avenue in Greenpointe.

    News • January 17th, 2003

  • Five Railman Treated After Chemical Spill

    Five rail workers were taken to hospital yesterday following a chemical spill on a station platform.

    News • January 12th, 2003

  • Pesticide Cloud Harms Denver Firefighters

    As many as 30 Denver firefighters were treated at Denver hospitals Monday night after mistaking a cloud of vaporized pesticide for smoke

    News • January 2nd, 2003

  • Rollover Truck Spills Corrosive on Chicago Expressway

    The call reached Level 2 Hazardous Materials response.

    News • December 31st, 2002

  • Four Kids Die in Icy River, Despite Rescuers' Best Efforts

    Six boys plunged through the soft, thin ice of the Merrimack River on Saturday, and four who were trapped below for several minutes later died. • Video Officials, Families Mourn Loss

    News • December 15th, 2002

  • Tacoma, Wash., Railcar Fire Halts Traffic

    A spectacular railcar fire fueled by 30,000 gallons of spilled alcohol sent flames high into the air, prompting the evacuation of nearby businesses and halting traffic in an industrial area.

    News • December 12th, 2002