Written by Kevin Cresswell VIP Executive Protection (EP) teams are vulnerable to attack through many ‘traditional’ approaches including violent encounters and explosives. The Protection of VIP’s is not just concerned with visible threats but the use of less visible, potentially more life threatening threats: including chemical and biological materials and radiation challenges. Information about CBRN […]
Beginning with the end in mind is nothing new, nor is it an original idea. The information shared with me falls along similar lines; only this time, the event is viewed as a motion picture. Because everyone learns differently, and while I may share an analogy or idea in certain terms, it may not hit the mark with everyone. Whereas if someone else can share the same thought or idea differently, it may be better understood.
Feb. 10, 1973, a chilly Saturday afternoon, a flash fire erupted in the cavernous interior of a smaller LNG tank in Bloomfield. Natural gas trapped inside fueled the fire and created a force that ripped the concrete dome from its anchors and sent it crashing onto workers more than 100 feet below. Forty men were […]
Industrial Fire Familiarization: Flammable Liquid Firefighting One of the lesser touched on subjects of the firefighting world is that of flammable liquids, and techniques for extinguishment. Today we will focus on the control and extinguishment of “Heavy” flammable liquids. When I use the term “Heavy” I mean those of which that are longer chained hydrocarbons. […]
HazSim Customer Spotlight Hazmat Training Expert Casey Jones Ensuring hazmat students are engaged and learning requires breaking down material into digestible bites, fresh, realistic hands-on scenarios and verifying student understanding. Casey Jones is a 20-year emergency services veteran including 13 years with the Little Rock (Ark.) Fire Department. He is a lead hazmat instructor not […]
When it comes to training the next generation of safety professionals, realistic and unpredictable scenarios are key. Odessa Junior College in Texas typically has a student body of 16,000, and of those, 5,000 are enrolled in its occupational and technical courses. Many of those students will spend time with Jessica Jordan to safely investigate and […]
Maybe this isn’t the proper forum for a topic such as this, however personally, I believe it is. Perhaps the reason I do feel so strongly about this particular subject is because, quite frankly, I struggle with it – it’s called Imposter Syndrome, but we’ll get to that later. Let’s Rewind Five years ago, I […]