Firefighting

On March 10, 2011, the tsunami-prone nation of Japan—arguably the most earthquake- and tsunami-prepared nation in the world—was the setting for an epic tsunami tragedy whose effects are still being felt today and whose reverberations will affect tsunami-prone nations for years to come.
Technical Rescue

In Part 1 (SEPTEMBER 2005), we reviewed the effects of the Christmas 2004 Indian Ocean tsunamis that killed more than a quarter-million people and discussed how that catastrophe should be seen as a harbinger for potential future disasters affecting coastal zones in the United States and other nations vulnerable to tsunamis.
Firefighting

As recent as December 2003, Fire Engineering recognized the significance of tsunami events and the importance of preparing us for them when it published, "Tsunami: A New Concern For Responders." Here, we publish it again with a note from the author. An update to this article will appear in a future issue of Fire Engineering.