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Highlights & News

November 25, 2015
2016 APA Winter Conference Feb. 23-25, see a sneak peak here.

October 20, 2015
House T&I Committee introduces surface transportation reauthorization & reform legislation, read more

September 1, 2015
Tianjin, China explosions create uncertain shipping delays, read more here.

August 6, 2015
Senate confirms new PHMSA Administrator, Marie Dominguez.

June 29, 2015
FMCSA grants APA HOS waiver request, see notice.

June 26, 2015
CPSC announces drop in fireworks related injuries, read more. 

June 5, 2015
APA supported legislation to safeguard seaports from disruptions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)

June 3, 2015
President Obama nominates next PHMSA Administrator

May 22, 2015
Remember to Celebrate Safely this holiday weekend as we remember our U.S. heros. 

May 12, 2015
June 1 deadline for GHS Labeling & SDSs requirements, members click here for guidance

April 23, 2015
PHMSA reminds Hazmat shippers & carriers of emergency response responsibilities, see notice.

April 8, 2015
FMCSA issues Final Rule on Civil Penalties, read more.

April 1, 2015
PHMSA to clarify policy on additional name item fireworks Approvals, read more here.

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. 


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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