The State Fire Marhsal’s Office reports that the deaths of 10 volunteer firefighters who perished in the West fertilizer plant disaster in April 2013 were preventable.
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We discuss the one-year anniversary of the West fertilizer plant disaster and what is being done (and not done) to prevent it from happening again.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion in the small town of West, Texas, which killed 15 people and injured an estimated 300.
Last year was the deadliest on record for Texas firefighters. Can dampening a culture of heroism keep them safer?
Nearly a year after the West fertilizer plant explosion, holes in the system that allowed it to happen in the first place have not been addressed.
Texas Task Force II currently has four dog handlers. Five more, currently in training, will join the team later this year. All are taught to find survivors.
In the aftermath of the West, Texas fertilizer disaster, state agencies meet resistance from other fertilizer facilities.
I think it’s clear that West wasn’t an unavoidable act of God. It was a man-made industrial crime.
Texas Public Policy Foundation deep thinker John Davidson proposes tax cuts for businesses to help West, Texas recover from the April fertilizer explosion.
The House Committee of Homeland Security and Public Safety met yesterday to begin legislative investigation into the recent West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion disaster.