NEWS
West Firefighters Warned
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri May 16, 2014 03:44 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A Texas Fire Marshal report released late May 15 about last year's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, has concluded rural firefighters were doing what they were trained to do, but were not trained to handle a fire of the magnitude that led to the ignition of ammonium nitrate.

Ahead of the report being made public, state officials met with families of the 15 firefighters and other emergency personnel who perished.

"The final analysis of this incident does not suggest the firefighters who lost their lives, or any surviving members of the West VFD, failed to perform ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a community of Arkansas farmers have successfully banded togethe...
  • Market News AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate...
  • UAS Research Takes Off Key members of the House and Senate last week praised the Federal Aviation Administration for sel...
  • "Total Market Isn't Dead" Used equipment inventories are escalating.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away Waterlogged and flooded fields in much of the Midwest are putting corn and soybean fields at risk...
  • Feds to Examine Biotech Rules In a memo to USDA, FDA and EPA, the White House stated that a review of biotech regulations was n...
  • Evolution of Farm Kid Jobs DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn reflects on the farm activities of his youth that his children will...
  • IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly ca...
  • Ask the Vet How do I know what minerals my cows need and how much?
Related News Stories
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
DTN Fertilizer Outlook
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Brazil Cuts Fertilizer Use
Ont. Soil Nitrate Levels Rise
Crops' N Trouble
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends