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March 24, 2015
Prepare for the season with APA Safe-T First, members click here.

February 25, 2015
Delays may continue despite West Coast Port labor resolution, read more

February 13, 2015

West Coast Port delays escalate, APA members click here for guidance. 

January 30, 2015

PHMSA issues NPRM to amend the HMR and adopt certain widely-used SP's, see notice.

December 18, 2014

FMCSA issues Final Rule today rescinding DVIR requirement.

December 1, 2014

FMCSA issues advanced NPRM on minimum financial responsibilities levels.

November 20, 2014

Former CPSC Chair Tenenbaum joins industry Foundation team.

November 11, 2014

APA files comments on Reverse Logistics NPRM.

November 6, 2014
APA files comments on EPA’s Request for Information (RFI) on the agency’s Risk Management  {...}

September 25, 2014
PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman stepping down, read more.

September 24, 2014
PHMSA clarifies policies for Display Shells with Attachments and Display Mines.

September 17, 2014
APA Board approves NGAP Charitable Foundation, details here.

September 16, 2014
Retailers face possible security breaches, make sure you are covered, see more

August 22, 2014

Scott Darling named FMCSA Acting Administrator, see more

July 30, 2014
Senate confirms new CPSC Chairman & Commissioner, read more.


Display Fireworks Information

                                                                                    UN0333, Fireworks, 1.1G,
                                                                                    UN0335, Fireworks, 1.3G,
                                                                            (Referred to as Display Fireworks)

No chemical composition is released or exposed during normal handling, storage and transportation. In the event of a vehicle fire that reaches the cargo area, the fireworks are likely to ignite. The individual fireworks will explode rapidly, spreading burning particles over an area of several hundred feet. A mass explosion is possible, particularly with large quantities of fireworks, and precautions should be taken in the event that one does occur. Smoke and potentially irritating gases will be produced in such a fire. If the fireworks are spilled as the result of an accident but do not ignite, they can be picked up and repackaged with caution. The area should be kept clear of non-essential people while this is being done.

Emergency Action

In case of fire, stop traffic and clear the area 2500 feet (1/2 mile) in all directions. Keep non-essential people away.

Do not fight the fire in cargo area. Try to prevent other fire from reaching the cargo area. Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and structural firefighters' protective clothing provide some limited protection, but firefighters should retreat if fire approaches cargo area.

For additional information, call the shipper using the emergency telephone number listed on the shipping papers. If there is no answer, call Chem-Tel’s 24-hour number (800) 255-3924.

Truck fire (other than cargo area): Flood with water. Tire fires may re-start. If possible, unhook and separate tractor from trailer.

Cargo fire: Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat. Do not fight fire if, and when it reaches cargo. Withdraw from area and let burn. Use firefighting team to prevent spread of fire to adjacent structures and materials.

Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident. First, move people out of line-of-sight of the scene and away from windows. Obtain more information from appropriate authorities listed on the shipping papers.

Spill of Cargo

Shut off ignition sources. There should be no flares, smoking or tools capable of producing sparks or flames in the vicinity of the spilled material. Cautiously pick up the spilled devices and place them in cardboard cartons.

First Aid

Call emergency medical care.

Use first aid treatment according to the nature of the injury.








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