CARBON monoxide, ELECTRICITY, FIREFIGHTING, FOSSIL fuels, HEALTH facility design & construction, and INDUSTRIAL safety
The article focuses on emergency responses to natural gas leaks. It makes reference to a gas incident in which the Phoenix, Arizona Fire Department responded to in September 2015 which arose from the melting and off-gassing of asphalt. It mentions mercaptan, the odorant added to natural gas as the cause of an odor complaint call, types of emergency responses to gas leaks such as appliance leak, leaks in commercial structures and pipeline problem, and lessons learned from the incident.
AUTOMOBILES, ELECTRICITY, FIRE fighters, FIRES, and SAFETY
This article offers information on how fire/rescue personnel can deal with plug-in vehicle charging station emergencies. The tactics mentioned in dealing with such emergencies include isolating and securing the immediate area, requesting power shutdown, and protecting nearby structures and moving nearby vehicles. Mentioned also are the charging station emergencies which responders must prepare for, including encountering a fire within the charging station unit itself.
ELECTRICITY, FIRES, MOTOR vehicles, SAFETY, and TRAFFIC accidents
The article reviews new recommendations by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for fire service responders dealing with hybrid or electric-vehicle collisions or fires due to high-physical damage of voltage battery. It discusses the General Motors (GM) report of 2011. It mentions that NHTSA is also offering recommendations for motorists, tow truck drivers and scrap yard operators. Also highlighted is the Standard Operating Guideline, which incorporates these recommendations.
FIRE prevention, AUTOMOBILES, DIFFUSION of innovations, ELECTRICITY, INDUSTRIES, MEDICAL protocols, RESCUE work, SAFETY, and TECHNOLOGY
The article offers the author's insights on a new fire safety initiative of automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz called the Mercedes-Benz Responder Safety Initiative. The author mentions that the new initiative uses quick response (QR) codes in automobiles and allows fire rescue team to use smartphone device to display the Rescue Card responder information.
SECURITY systems, OPERATING costs, ELECTRICITY, AIR conditioning, and STORAGE
The article discusses the importance of operating expenses (OPEX) for security systems. The author claims that OPEX cannot be eliminated in the decision process in buying security technology. The OPEX which are essential to security businesses include power, cooling and rack space. Electricity is important to power the equipment used. Air conditioners are important in cooling all equipment which generates heat. Spaces such as building rentals are essential in storing security equipment.
AUTOMOBILES, ELECTRICITY, MOTOR vehicle driving, RESCUE work, and TRAFFIC accidents
The article presents the third part of a rescue trainer's guide to electric plug-in vehicle extrication techniques, focusing on battery considerations for vehicle stabilization. It notes the unique challenges posed by floorpan-mounted high-voltage batteries in vehicles like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Tesla Model S and the Nissan LEAF. It cites factors like vehicle weight distribution, stabilization, tasks involving cutting the floorpan of the vehicle and tasks that crush against the floorpan.
ELECTRIC equipment, INDUSTRIAL efficiency, SUSTAINABILITY, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRIC batteries, and LAWN care industry
The article discusses the emergence of electric powered products for lawns and gardens. Steve Meriam, manager for national sales and product development at STIHL Inc., had projected an increasing demand for electric and alternative energy products as it promotes industrial sustainability. Electricity had been a viable option among many consumers despite of the considerable innovations of the battery technology. Convenience factors had driven consumers to prefer electric-powered equipment.
Mass Transit; Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p74-79, 6p
STREET railroad design & construction, RAILROAD trains, PASSENGERS, ELECTRICITY, and RAILROAD tracks
The article focuses on the construction of the $1.4-billion METRO light rail project in Arizona. It states that the system will utilize 50 vehicles that can be linked into three-car trains to comfortably accommodate 480 passengers. It says that the trains will be powered by electricity from overhead wires and will travel on two sets of embedded tracks.
FIRE prevention, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRICITY safety, and HOLIDAYS
The article discusses how to prevent electrical fires during the holidays, particularly in the U.S. Among the common causes of fires are overloaded circuits, worn-out wiring or appliances, and improper use of electricity. It also explains alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), the science of hydraulics and its role in firefighting, and some electrical safety devices like circuit breakers or fuses, arc fault circuit interrupter, and surge protector.
AUTOMOBILES, ELECTRICITY, RESCUE work, and TECHNOLOGY
SUBJECT: Electric Plug-In Vehicles TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Electric Plug-In Vehicles OBJECTIVE: Understand any unique procedural changes necessary when accomplishing vehicle rescue tasks on an electric plug-in vehicle. TASK: Given an electric plug-in vehicle to review and inspect, the rescue team shall review and make any necessary revisions to their existing procedures for accomplishing vehicle rescue tasks on an electric plug-in vehicle. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AUTOMOBILES, ELECTRICITY, RESCUE work, TECHNOLOGY, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article describes electric plug-in vehicle extrication techniques for a fire rescue team. It mentions that a 2012-model i-MiEV electric plug-in vehicle from Mitsubishi Motors was provided; the rescue team shall determine how specific vehicle rescue and extrication techniques can be performed and what precautions and/or modifications would be necessary to accomplish assigned tasks. A detailed description of Mitsubishi i-MiEV is provided.
ELECTRICAL burns, AUTOMOBILES, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRICITY safety, FIRE extinguishing agents, RESCUE work, and SAFETY
The articles discusses electrical hazards associated with High-Intensity-Discharge (HID) headlights which are used during vehicle rescue incidents. The author feels that better insight into design and operation of HID headlights and appropriate responder actions would limit the risk when working near these units. The article also offers explanation on procedures for responders to complete to eliminate the electrical hazard risk in case of vehicle collision with injuries.
ECONOMICS, ELECTRICITY, FIREFIGHTING, MEDICAL thermography, SAFETY, and TECHNOLOGY
The article discusses design considerations and provides guidelines which will aid in making better informed decisions while purchasing firefighting equipment. An assessment of risk must be carried out and a multitude of design requirements based on the environment for which the device is intended, the purpose for which is intended and what may happen under failure mode must be considered. It is suggested that the buyer must decide what level of protection is desired.
FIREFIGHTING, FIRES, ELECTRICITY, PYROMANIA, SMOKE inhalation injuries, and HISTORY
The article offers news briefs from the history of U.S. fire service industry as of January 1915. Topics discussed include destruction of a building housed at the Masonic Lodge on Cooper Street in Beverly, New Jersey, a fire occurred in a hotel in Nahcotta, Washington, and a fire accident at John A. Roebling's Sons Co. plant in Trenton, New Jersey.
FIRE prevention, DEATH, COOKING, ELECTRICITY, FIRES, SAFETY, SMOKE, and PREVENTION
A list of 10 fire safety tips according to the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is presented including staying in the kitchen while cooking, inspecting electrical cords, and keeping matches and lighters out of children's reach.
TRUCK stops, ELECTRICITY, STORAGE batteries, and HEATING
The article discusses issues regarding shore power being made available at trucks stops all over the U.S. Shore power, or the system by which a truck can derive electricity from outlets at fixed stations and does not rely on its own batteries or engine-driven power generation, enables truckers to use heaters, and other appliances. The Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) aims to make such facility available in more stops, while more trucks are made compatible with this system.