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Cal Ripken, Jr. gives tips to help prevent workplace fires and ensure the safety of your workers

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Cal Ripken brings a
new safety message to ISHNtv

On an average day in America, there are over 200 workplace fires causinghundreds of fatalities and thousands more injuries. In this video Cal Ripken,Jr. gives you some tips to help you prevent workplace fires and ensure thesafety of your workers. Brought to you byNorthern Safety, which offers a full line of safety and industrial products.

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Portable fire extinguisher basics

From Northern Safety News & Information - Northern Safety Co., Inc.

Portable fire extinguisher basics Fires can be dangerous and costly, and a portable fire extinguisher can be an effective tool to help control or put out early-stage fires.

Fire extinguishers are classified by the type of fire they will extinguish and include:

Class A: Water, used for fires involving ordinary combustibles such as paper, cloth, wood, rubber, and many plastics

Class B: CO2, used for fires involving flammable liquids such as oils, gas, some paints, lacquers, grease, and solvents

Class C: Dry chemical, used for fires involving electrical
equipment such as wiring, fuse boxes, energized electrical machinery,
computers, or other electrical items

Class ABC: Multi-purpose, can be used for most fires involving ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids, or electrical equipment

Class D: Used for fires involving powders, flakes, or shavings of metals such as magnesium, titanium, potassium, and sodiu…

New free Post-Blast Response training video from the Firefighters Support Foundation - Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue - Hemming Group Ltd

From Hemming Group Ltd

New free Post-Blast Response training video from the Firefighters Support Foundation
Published:  25 November, 2015

The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program, Post-Blast Response is now available free of charge.

Presented by August Vernon, an emergency management subject matter expert, the 32-minute video accompanies a 47-slide PowerPoint presentation. The video explains why post-blast response is an important subject for firefighters, EMTs, search and rescue, and other emergency management  personnel.  It describes the actions and tactics to be employed immediately after the blast is called in, while arriving on scene, during the first critical minutes, and throughout what will certainly be a  lengthy investigation.

‘This program also describes ways in which various the public safety agencies need to work together and describes critical elements of the ICS system that will play a key role,’ said FSF President David

The PowerPoin…