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Chemical Fire in Apex, North Carolina

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Emergency Management/Community Preparedness, Hazardous Materials, Incident Management 
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Description: This report examines the skillful response of the Apex Fire Department, the value of pre-planning efforts, and the impact of a well coordinated response in the worst of conditions. 
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Chicken Processing Plant Fires (Hamlet, NC and North Little Rock, AR - September/June 1991)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Fire Prevention & Planning/Code Enforcement, Hazardous Materials, Multiple Fire Fatalities/Mass Casualty 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: Analysis of two similar incidents, each with dramatically different results. 
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Compressed Air Foam for Structural Firefighting: A Field Test (Boston, MA - June 1993)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Hazardous Materials, Incident Management, Operations & Tactics 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: The potential benefits of a transfer of compressed air foam technology to the urban environment are examined in this report. 
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Concept Sciences Incorporated (Hanover Twp., PA - February 1999)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Hazardous Materials, Incident Management, Multiple Fire Fatalities/Mass Casualty 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: On Friday, February 19, 1999, a devastating explosion destroyed a plant operated by Concept Sciences, Incorporated (CSI) in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. The blast killed five people and caused approximately $5 million in damages. Fourteen people, including five firefighters, were transported to area hospitals during the incident. According to local authorities, CSI employees were in the process of distilling a diluted form of hydroxylamine at the time that the explosion occurred. During the peak of the incident over 400 emergency personnel were involved in the incident and included fire and EMS agencies from three counties. 
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Conservative Approach to Chemical Plant Fire (Ventura County, CA - April 1989)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Hazardous Materials, Operations & Tactics 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: A conservative approach and planned tactics resulted in safe and effective handling of this fire. 
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CSX Tunnel Fire (Baltimore, MD - July 2001)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Communications, Hazardous Materials, Operations & Tactics 
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Description: A train derailment plagued with three problems: fighting the fires in the tunnel; the presence of hazardous materials; and the weakening structural integrity of the tunnel along with a ruptured tanker car carrying a flammable liquid chemical that fueled the fire is studied. 
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Emergency Management and Response - Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Emergency Management/Community Preparedness, Hazardous Materials, Other, Terrorism 
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Description: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 identified the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) as a national critical infrastructure sector that must be protected from degradation or destruction by man-made and natural disasters. The Emergency Management and Response-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) was established to support the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) of ESS departments and agencies nationwide. 
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Evacuation of Nanticoke, PA Due to Metal Processing Plant Fire (March 1987)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Hazardous Materials, Incident Management 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: This disaster shows the value of good emergency operations planning, training and coordination. 
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Fire and Explosions at Rocket Fuel Plant (Henderson, NV - May 1988)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Fire Prevention & Planning/Code Enforcement, Hazardous Materials, Incident Management, Operations & Tactics 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: Interagency coordination among fire, police and other agencies and successful triage are discussed. 
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Fire Department Response to Biological Threat at B'nai B'rith Headquarters (Washington, DC - April 1997)

Cost: Free
Subject(s): Hazardous Materials, Incident Management, Terrorism 
Media: Technical Report Series 
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Description: Though the threat was a hoax, this incident revealed many lessons for the fire service to share in preparation for any future chemical / biological threats. 
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