In 2019, the Philadelphia Fire Dept. helped handle a refinery fire that lasted 3 months. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel speaks with Editorial Assistant Jacob Sorensen about where he sees the need for EMS on hazmat incidents. Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe.
Read the Article: A Blast in the Backyard: The Role of EMS in Hazmat Disasters