emergency responder Articles

  • Technologies for today's mine emergency responders

    Historically, underground mine rescue teams have only received training in the course of actual emergencies, or in simulated mine environments, usually on the surface, with placards to identify objects and hazards. Also, while US Federal Regulations require all underground miners to walk escapeways and conduct fire drills every 90 days in a smoke-free environment, this does not fully prepare them ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A spatial topological routing solution for emergency responding in 3D subway area

    With the fast expanding of cities, people spend more time on travelling among complex built–up areas such as large subway station. When the emergency event appears, people need a routing method that provides the optimised path fast and a path–finding solution that utilises spatial topological relationship to finish the inner building routing is sounding for this task. The introduced 3D spatial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Responding to the 2007 Southern California fires

    California's hope for an uneventful 2007 fire season exploded on October 19th, as Southern California was ignited by massive wildfires. Fanned by Santa Ana winds in excess of 100 mph, thousands of acres of private and public property were soon destroyed. By October 21 damage was so severe and widespread that Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed a State of Emergency in seven Southern California ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Gap Analysis: Evaluating the Readiness to Respond

    Experts Analyze a Major Oil Company’s Preparedness Introduction O’Brien’s is a highly specialized and recognized emergency preparedness and crisis management consulting firm providing environmental, security, risk and regulatory compliance services to a diverse group of industries, as well as public entities such as ports, universities and ...


    By Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Ohmsett Trains Oil Spill Responders

    Abstract Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility, located in Leonardo, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing independent and objective performance testing of full-scale oil spill response equipment; improving technologies through research and development; and for providing realistic training to response personnel. The U.S. Minerals Management Service manages the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Safety Smart Workplaces Stand Ready to Respond

    Every year in June we observe National Safety Month. It’s an opportunity for the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of reducing injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Identification of Emergency Situations

    With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it comes to establishing precautionary measures.   ...


    By Bryan & Armstrong Ltd

  • An analysis of emergency map symbology

    The lack of standardised symbology on emergency maps hinders information sharing during crucial emergency situations by emergency managers and people responding to disasters. The development of a standard symbology for emergency and hazard maps will strengthen coordination and communication between planners and will enhance the ability of emergency managers to better understand information at a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controversial issues in an environmental science course: how do students respond?

    This qualitative study described non-science majors' responses to environmental case studies and news events embedded in an introductory level environmental science course. A phenomenological approach was used for this descriptive emergent design study. Sixty-six participants were enrolled in a 12-week course, structured to reflect science education reform principals, at a liberal arts college. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3E Company works to prevent, respond to crises that can harm the environment

    The lid of a paint bucket cracks loose in a hardware store, creating a slippery pool. A refrigerated grocery truck overturns on a freeway, littering the lanes with packaged meat. A commercial airplane crashes. A hurricane tears open containers holding toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. In each instance, government regulations require the companies involved to respond immediately and ...


    By 3E Company

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sensor data processing for emergency response

    A gap with current Emergency Response (ER) is the lack of real-time information on the status of an incident. Wireless sensor networks have shown great potential in addressing this gap. However, sensor data streams often contain 'noise', thus they are too difficult to be directly interpreted. In addition, sensor data are often meaningless unless it is associated with time and location ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Simulation techniques for training emergency response

    The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), University of Central Florida, in conjunction with the US Army and the Orange County (Florida) Fire Rescue Department, have developed and fielded a series of simulation techniques for conducting disaster exercises and training public safety personnel to respond to disasters. Simulator training offers several important advantages, including cost and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emerging Trends and Complexities of Carbon Management

    Managing and reducing corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have emerged as top priorities in moving toward a sustainable future. Industry is starting to respond as both investors and the public become more in tune with the concepts of global warming and global air pollution. The once slow trend to drive corporate GHG reporting is now picking up speed and is no longer viewed as an ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Beefing Up Your Emergency Response Training

    Replicating your current safety training programs won't do for emergency responder training. More organizations are investing in emergency response programs, whether they are intended to protect employees and the facilities from a terrorist attack, accident, or natural disaster. The annual 'Compliance Magazine Reader Operations Survey' found that almost two-thirds of respondents work for ...


    By 3E Company

  • A systems view of data integration for emergency response

    In the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and Hurricane Katrina, emergency response has acquired a new level of importance. Emergency managers must be prepared to respond to conscious acts of terror, caused by individuals wanting to inflict harm, as well as the more traditional natural calamities and human errors. Response must be faster, more integrated, and more intelligent in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Instrument selection and use for measurements in a radiological emergency

    A discussion of monitoring during a radiological emergency response is presented. This paper focuses on a response for the USA, but many principles would also apply for other countries. This paper starts with a discussion on instrument selection and preparation. Different scenarios based on materials involved and responder levels are presented with equipment concerns for each. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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