Analysis of the frequency and mechanism of injury to warfighters in the under-body blast environment - Danelson K, Watkins L, Hendricks J, Frounfelker P, Pizzolato-Heine K, Valentine R, Loftis K.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, improvised explosive devices were used strategically and with increasing frequency. To effectively design countermeasures for this environment, the Department of Defense identified the need for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Applying a stochastic-based approach for developing a quantitative risk assessment method on the fire safety of underground road tunnels - Ntzeremes P, Kirytopoulos K.
Fire safety is an important aspect of underground road tunnels' operation. Undertaking high traffic volumes, they are one of the most critical infrastructure for the daily operation of modern urban networks. Aiming to guarantee their safety, risk assessmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Critical velocity and backlayering distance in tunnel fires with longitudinal ventilation taking thermal properties of wall materials into consideration - Tanaka F, Takezawa K, Hashimoto Y, Moinuddin KAM.
A set of tunnel fire experiments using a 1:20 scale model tunnel was conducted taking into account the scaling of heat conduction through the tunnel walls. The critical velocity and backlayering distance measured in the tunnel fire experiments were compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Driving force for preventing smoke backlayering in downhill tunnel fires using forced longitudinal ventilation - Du T, Yang D, Ding Y.
The critical ventilation velocity plays an important role in smoke control in longitudinally ventilated tunnel fires. The magnitude of the critical velocity has been widely studied. In the present study, we carried out theoretical analyses and numerical si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effect of blockage ratio on critical velocity in tunnel model fire tests - Jiang X, Zhang H, Jing A.
Experiments are conducted in a model tunnel of (1:20 of a tunnel section) to study the effect of blockage ratio on critical velocity. The vehicle blockage of the model tunnel is varied at 11 different blockage ratios, 9.4%, 15.6%, 21.9%, 25.0%, 31.3%, 34.4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of ambient pressure on smoke back-layering in subway tunnel fires - Wu F, Zhou R, Shen G, Jiang J, Li K.
This paper investigates the effects of ambient pressure on smoke back-layering in subway tunnel fires with and without train blockage. A series of numerical simulations were conducted in a 1/4 small-scale tunnel with different heat release rates (40-160  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of scale ratio and aspect ratio in predicting the longitudinal smoke-temperature distribution during a fire in a road tunnel with vertical shafts - Takeuchi S, Tanaka F, Yoshida K, Moinuddin KAM.
A series of fire experiments using 1:10 and 1:20 scale model tunnels with a number of vertical shafts was conducted to investigate the effects of the scale ratio and the aspect ratio of the model tunnels on the longitudinal smoke-temperature distribution a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental scale model study on explosion of clean refrigerant leaked in an underground plant room - Gao ZM, Gao Y, Chow WK, Wan Y, Chow CL.
Several clean refrigerants widely used in new air-conditioning systems are composed of flammable propane. Leakage of the flammable refrigerant from the air-conditioning systems housed in a basement plant room would pose fire and explosion hazards. However,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study on characteristics of flame spread over diesel and n-butanol pool fires in tunnel - Xie W, Zhang Y, Li J, Mao P, Chen L.
Comparative tests were conducted to investigate the flame spread characteristics of a typical hydrocarbon fuel mixture (0# diesel) and a typical pure alcohol fuel (n-butanol) in a reduced-scale (1:10) tunnel model. Experimental data with regard to flame sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire simulation in a full-scale bilevel rail car: experimental analysis to assess passenger safety - Trulli E, Rada EC, Conti F, Ferronato N, Raboni M, Talamona L, Torretta V.
The increasingly occurrence of fires risk within public transport facilities prompted many countries to improve public vehicle security implementing specific researches. The provision of a useful reference point for the compatibility of passengers and good... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fires in ducts: a review of the early research which underpins modern tunnel fire safety engineering - Byrne E, Georgieva K, Carvel R.
Much of the early research which now underpins tunnel fire safety design was carried out experimentally, using small scale ducts. This paper reviews such experiments, mostly carried out in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, highlighting the assumptions and limit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Forest fire characteristics in China: spatial patterns and determinants with thresholds - Ying L, Han J, Du Y, Shen Z.
Forest fire characteristics and their determinants are important considerations for forest management. However, the interaction among natural and anthropogenic factors and their impacts on the occurrence and distribution of forest fires in China, a vast co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Full-scale immersed tunnel fire experimental research on smoke flow patterns - Xu P, Jiang SP, Xing RJ, Tan JQ.
To research the smoke flow patterns and their effects on personnel evacuation during a tunnel fire, a full-scale model of an immersed 150  m tunnel was constructed, taking the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge immersed tunnel in China as the prototype. A seri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Improving the dynamic performance of multi- storey buildings via protective glazing curtain walls - Bedon C, Amadio C.
Glazing facades are widely used in building structures, due to a series of aesthetic, thermal, lightening aspects. From a structural point of view, under the action of exceptional loads as impacts, explosions, seismic events or hazards in general, the glaz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Influence of train speed and blockage ratio on the smoke characteristics in a subway tunnel - Zhang N, Lu Z, Zhou D.
This paper focuses on the smoke characteristics in a subway tunnel when a subway train travels between two consecutive stations at different speeds and at different tunnel blockage ratios. The piston effect caused by the train movement significantly influe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Interpretation of flow fields induced by water spray systems in reduced-scale tunnel fire experiments by means of CFD simulations - Sun J, Fang Z, Beji T, Merci B.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation results, obtained with FDS 6.0.1 (McGrattan et al., 2013), are presented of reduced-scale tunnel fire tests. In (Sun et al., 2016), an extensive data set has been discussed in terms of temperature measurements ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Investigations on the Staudinger explosion and its prevention - Schaberg A, Goertz R, Br äse S.
About 100 years ago, Hermann Staudinger discovered a series of "strange explosions" involving alkali metals and halocarbons, which were not only very violent, but they were also initiated by mechanical shocks. Later these explosions were referred to as "St... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Multiple patients with burn injury induced by a chemical explosion managed by physician-staffed helicopters - Kondo A, Jitsuiki K, Osaka H, Takeuchi I, Ishikawa K, Omori K, Yanagawa Y.
ABSTRACTOn December 1, 2017, the Fuji factory of Arakawa Chemical Industries exploded. Dust that formed as a byproduct from the crushing and packing process of the resin for ink exploded at the facility. The Fuji City Fire Department requested the dispatch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Numerical simulation of fire smoke in extra-long river-crossing subway tunnels - Guo X, Pan X, Wang Z, Yang J, Hua M, Jiang J.
With the gradually increasing number of river-crossing tunnels in recent years, the risk of tunnel fires continues to rise. Therefore, the fire-smoke control effects of different tunnel structures and ventilation and smoke exhaust systems should be studied... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Optimal tradeoffs between the security and cost of critical buildings and infrastructure systems - Schuldt S, El-Rayes K.
Explosive terrorist attacks targeting critical buildings and infrastructure systems pose a formidable threat worldwide, having caused 12,425 casualties and $20 billion in direct economic losses in 2015 alone. Designers of these critical buildings attempt t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Optimization of switch modes of fully enclosed platform screen doors during emergency platform fires in underground metro station - Wang W, He T, Huang W, Shen R, Wang Q.
Fire is a major hazard in an underground metro station. Faced with challenges from fires in metro stations, platform screen doors (PSDs) are usually installed on the ground, which are critical to passengers' life safety. In case of a platform fire, in orde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Performance evaluation on fixed water-based firefighting system in suppressing large fire in urban tunnels - Li J, Li YF, Bi Q, Li Y, Chow WK, Cheng CH, To CW, Chow CL.
Operating fixed water-based firefighting systems (FFFS) might affect the performance of other parts of an integrated tunnel safety system, particularly the longitudinal ventilation system. The interaction of the water spray discharged from two FFFS (with a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Reducing forest and land fires through good palm oil value chain governance - Purnomo H, Okarda B, Dewayani AA, Ali M, Achdiawan R, Kartodihardjo H, Pacheco P, Juniwaty KS.
United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to protect the planet and ensure prosperity. In reaching SDGs, Indonesia's palm oil industry represents a solution for the economy but a problem for environment-related goals. Palm oil is a tremendou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Regional and local controls on historical fire regimes of dry forests and woodlands in the Rogue River Basin, Oregon, USA - Metlen KL, Skinner CN, Olson DR, Nichols C, Borgias D.
Fire regimes structure plant communities worldwide with regional and local factors, including anthropogenic fire management, influencing fire frequency and severity. Forests of the Rogue River Basin in Oregon, USA, are both productive and fire-prone due to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Smoke spread characteristics inside a tunnel with natural ventilation under a strong environmental wind - Fan C, Zhang L, Jiao S, Yang Z, Li M, Liu X.
In order to investigate the effect of strong environmental wind on a tunnel fire under natural ventilation, a series of numerical simulations were conducted using large eddy simulation method in this study. A tunnel model was established by a numerical sim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of fire accidents in Chinese highway tunnels 2000-2016 - Ren R, Zhou H, Hu Z, He S, Wang X.
Statistical analysis of tunnel fire accidents (TFAs) in China 2000-2016 as related to causes, characteristics, and consequences are discussed in this study with average frequency, time and locations, vehicle types, and regional distribution features reveal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Strategic and tactical planning to improve suppression efforts against large forest fires in the Catalonia region of Spain - Gonzalez-Olabarria JR, Reynolds KM, Larra ñaga A, Garcia-Gonzalo J, Busquets E, Piqué M.
The study explores use of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) System to standardize the process of allocating Management Areas for Fire Suppression Support (MASSs) in Catalonia, Spain. MASSs are defined as those areas in the landscape that cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Use of firebreaks and artificial supply points by wild ungulates: effects on fuel load and woody vegetation along a distance gradient - Velamaz án M, San Miguel A, Escribano R, Perea R.
Wild ungulate numbers are increasing and expanding across most woody systems of the Northern Hemisphere. Simultaneously, wildfire risk has risen considerably over the last decades due to anthropogenic climate change and the increasing continuity of heavier... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Katharine Hayhoe: 'A thermometer is not liberal or conservative'
The award-winning atmospheric scientist on the urgency of the climate crisis and why people are her biggest hopeKatharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has contributed to more than 125 scientific papers and won numerous prizes for her science communication work. In 2018 she was a contributor to the US National Climate Assessment and was awarded theStephen H Schneideraward for outstanding climate science communication.In 2018, we have seenforest fires in the Arctic circle; record high temperatures in parts of Australia, Africa and the US;floods in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Climate change Science Natural disasters and extreme weather World news Solar power Renewable energy Geoengineering Environment Source Type: news

Faulty Wiring Blamed for Deadly ‘Escape Room’ Fire in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish firefighters on Saturday blamed substandard electrical wiring and lax security procedures at an "Escape Room" for a fire that killed five teenage girls and injured a man. The bodies of the 15-year-old victims were found Friday in Koszalin, in northern Poland, after firefighters extinguished a blaze in an adjacent room. Asphyxiation is the probable cause of the deaths. A young man was hospitalized with burns. Initially described as a 25-year-old, the hospital said he was 26. Poland's firefighting chief, Leszek Suski, said Saturday that electrical wiring at the location was makesh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents International News Source Type: news

Analyzing fine-scale spatiotemporal drivers of wildfire in a forest landscape model - Ager AA, Barros AMG, Day MA, Preisler HK, Spies TA, Bolte J.
We developed and applied a wildfire simulation package in the Envision agent-based landscape modelling system. The wildfire package combines statistical modelling of fire occurrence with a high-resolution, mechanistic wildfire spread model that can capture... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Appraisal of the Sentinel-1 & 2 use in a large-scale wildfire assessment: a case study from Portugal's fires of 2017 - Brown AR, Petropoulos GP, Ferentinos KP.
The recent launch of Sentinel missions offers a unique opportunity to assess the impacts of wildfires at higher spatial and spectral resolution provided by those Earth Observing (EO) systems. Herein, an assessment of the Sentinel-1& 2 to map burnt areas h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Assessing and reinitializing wildland fire simulations through satellite active fire data - Cardil A, Monedero S, Ram írez J, Silva CA.
Large wildfires can cover millions of hectares of forest every year worldwide, causing losses in ecosystems and assets. Fire simulation and modeling provides an analytical scheme to characterize and predict fire behavior and spread in several and complex e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Changes in potential wildland fire suppression costs due to restoration treatments in Northern Arizona Ponderosa pine forests - Fitch RA, Kim YS, Waltz AEM, Crouse JE.
Wildfire suppression costs have been increasing since the early 1970's. With growing concern over wildfire suppression costs, our analysis addresses restoration treatment effectiveness in reducing wildfire suppression costs. We examine past fires across th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Characterizing Alpine pyrogeography from fire statistics - Conedera M, Krebs P, Valese E, Cocca G, Schunk C, Menzel A, Vacik H, Cane D, Japelj A, Muri B, Ricotta C, Oliveri S, Pezzatti GB.
In this paper, we describe current fire characteristics in the Alpine region using a ten-year forest fire record at the third and lowest resolution of the European Classification of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS3). To this purpose, we performed hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dynamics of forest fires in the southwestern Amazon - Silva SS, Fearnside PM, Gra ça PMLA, Brown IF, Alencar A, Melo AWF.
The synergism between climatic change and human action has provided conditions for the occurrence of forest fires in the Amazon. We used annual mapping to reconstruct the history of fire in Brazil's state of Acre to understand the forest-fire regime over a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of thinning and prescribed fire frequency on ground flora in mixed Pinus-hardwood stands - Barefoot CR, Willson KG, Hart JL, Schweitzer CJ, Dey DC.
Forest management is increasingly focused on enhancing native biodiversity. In temperate forests, a common goal is to increase native plant diversity of the ground flora and silvicultural treatments such as thinning and prescribed burning are often used al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The bio-economy as an opportunity to tackle wildfires in Mediterranean forest ecosystems - Verkerk PJ, Martinez de Arano I, Palah í M.
Wildfires represent a threat to forests and society and the risk of wildfires is expected to increase with global change. How should wildfires be tackled in the future? A paradigm shift is needed from the current focus on fire suppression to the management... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Teenage Girls Killed in Poland “Escape Room” Fire
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A fire broke out at an "Escape Room" game location in northern Poland on Friday, killing five teenage girls and injuring a man, authorities said. Police said the dead were found after firefighters put out the blaze, which began around 5 p.m. at an "Escape Room" venue in Koszalin. Highly popular with teenagers across Poland, the "Escape Room" game has players locked inside a room or building and they must find clues that help them get out. Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said the girls were all 15 years old. Monika Kosiec, a spokeswoman for police in Koszalin, s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Epidemiological characteristics of burn injuries in Iraq: a burn hospital-based study - Lami FH, Al Naser RK.
This study was conducted to determine the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of burn injuries, estimate the case fatality rate for burn patients, and determine the main determinants of the associated death among burn patients who were admitted to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fire risk assessment: a systematic review of the methodology and functional areas - Moshashaei P, Alizadeh SS.
Fire is a physical and social phenomenon that affects both individuals and the environment. Fire risk assessment is a critical part of a fire prevention program. In this process, the fire risk associated with the possibility of occurrence and severity of d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Health and safety assessment in Lakhra coal mines and its mitigation measures - Panhwar S, Mahar RB, Abro AA, Ijaz MW, Solangi GS, Muqeet M.
This study has been undertaken for assessment of the safety and hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Human injuries risk assessment of medium voltage electrocution using bow tie model in fuzzy environment (case study: golestan province electricity distribution company) - Babaei MM, Jabbari M, Babaei AA.
Individuals involved in development, repair and maintenance activities of power transmission and distribution are at high risk of electrocution. The purpose of this research is to calculate the human injuries risk of medium voltage electrocution accidents ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Uncertainty analysis for infrasound waveform inversion: application to explosion yield estimation - Kim K, Rodgers A, Wright M.
This study presents a probabilistic representation for aco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Seven Dead in Fiery Crash on Florida Highway
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities said. The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel, authorities said. Several others were taken to the hospital, some with critical injuries, the Gainesville Sun reported. Authorities initially said six had died but late Thursday night revealed a seventh victim had perished. Emergency crews extinguished ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Seven Dead in Fiery Crash on Florida Highway
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities said. The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel, authorities said. Several others were taken to the hospital, some with critical injuries, the Gainesville Sun reported. Authorities initially said six had died but late Thursday night revealed a seventh victim had perished. Emergency crews extinguished ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

MedStar Paramedic ’s Home Burns While at Work
MANSFIELD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The home of a long-time MedStar paramedic went up in flames while he was out working early Thursday morning, officials said. Mansfield firefighters battled the fire starting at around 3:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Live Oak Drive near Fort Worth Street. Flames were seen shooting from the roof when crews first arrived. Investigators believe the fire was caused by an electrical issue.   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Source Type: news

How An Oil Boom in West Texas Is Reshaping the World
My view from the window seat of a small regional jet landing in Midland, Texas, is either a testament to the advances of human civilization or a sign of its impending demise, depending on your perspective. Countless oil wells, identified by their glowing red flames, dot the dark landscape. We are descending into the Permian Basin, the heart of American oil country, where the massive oil and gas boom is changing not just Texas but also the nation and the world. This year the region is expected to generate an average of 3.9 million barrels per day, roughly a third of total U.S. oil production, according to the U.S. Departmen...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

Frailty and more: age-related outcome factors in burns - Hofmann E, Nischwitz SP, Popp D, Kotzbeck P, Kamolz LP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ethical issues in the beauty salon: the development of national ethics guidelines for aestheticians in the Netherlands - Bunnik EM, Meulenberg F, de Beaufort ID.
The Netherlands awoke with a shock to some highly publicized cases of clients suffering second-degree burns from inadequate use of laser technology for hair removal in the beauty salon. Aestheticians are increasingly offering risky and sometimes irreversib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news