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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report on the 2013 fire and eventual explosion of nearly 30 tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate in West, Texas. This incident killed 15 people, 12 of them first responders, and injured 260 people. Volunteer fire departments and all first responder agencies should view the final report and short CSB video on this incident and reevaluate their response planning and the hazards in their jurisdiction. continued
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