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Hazmat Response and Action

Depending on where you turn, you will likely find differing definitions of what exactly a hazardous material (hazmat) is. And, truth be told, none will give you a real straight answer. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) includes any...

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The Incident Command System

As a disastrous situation grows chain of command can easily break down and confusion can run rampant, especially when outside parties get involved. As a former firefighter, I experienced this kind of communication breakdown first hand. On one of his first structure...

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