Hazmat
Written by Tom DeSorcy
On March 12 and 13, firefighters from 10 Fraser Valley departments in British Columbia took part in an exercise that will shape the standard by which first responders deal with Class 3 flammable liquids delivered by rail in Canada.
Written by Ken McMullen
March 2016 - Say the words Lac-Megantic and a flood of images, feelings and thoughts come quickly to mind. The July 2013 train derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Que., was a watershed event in Canada, particularly as it relates to the transportation of flammable liquids and the regulations, policies and actions that producers, shippers and consignors must now consider.
Written by Ed Brouwer
As I was doing the final preparations for my course at FDIC Atlantic in June, I realized there was some important information that I had not addressed in my column on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in February, in particular, the incident that occurred on Oct. 2, 1997
Written by Ed Brouwer
For almost two decades, the tragic story of four volunteer firefighters has haunted me. This column is in memory of René Desharnais, Martin Desrochers, Raynald Dion and Raymond Michaud.
Written by Ed Brouwer
If your department deals with hazardous material, a copy of the Emergency Response Guidebook, or ERG, is an invaluable resource.
Written by Karin Mark
The growing meth epidemic in Canada’s cities is usually the territory of police, health and social service agencies. In Surrey, B.C., however, members of the fire service have thrown their support – and dollars – into the fight against this scourge in their community.
Written by Lorne Ulley
Hazardous materials response has almost always been part of the fire and emergency services in one form or another in recent years.
Written by Ed Brouwer
A haz-mat incident scenario
Written by ANDREW A. SANOJCA
Examining what three provinces have in place for hazardous materials incidents
Written by KARIN MARK
B.C.’s innovative Electrical and Fire Safety Inspection Initiative spearheaded by the Surrey Fire Service approaches the problem from a public safety standpoint.

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