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Submit Your IFW Conference Presentation Idea

Submit your presentation ideas for the 2020 IFW conference, which is returning to Houston in...

Instructors in the field of industrial firefighting are invited to submit their ideas for a presentation to an elite audience of emergency responders at the 2020 Industrial Fire World Conference & Expo from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Houston.


Passing the IFW Torch

David White (left) and Tim Sendelbach

Industrial Fire World has transitioned to new ownership, but the mission remains the same. Industrial emergency response is a highly specialized portion of the fire service that deserves its own voice.


David White Inducted into Hall of Legends

Inductees to the National Fire Heritage Center's Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders

Industrial Fire World publisher David White was among six new members of the National Fire Heritage Center’s Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders to be inducted during April ceremonies at FDIC International 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.


Shell's Training for Fire Responders

Jason Dyer, red helmet, directs a foam attack on the burning tanks at TEEX.

Protecting the tank farm at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport falls under the jurisdiction of the Kenner Fire Department. To help with that obligation, Shell opened its corporate fire school in April to Kenner firefighters.


Red Adair Award Presented to Chris Ferrara

Industrial Fire World magazine honored Chris Ferrara, owner of US Fire Pump, with its 2019 Red Adair Award in recognition of his accomplishments in improving fire equipment used in industrial firefighting.


TEEX Training Reinforces the Basics

A propane torch is used to ignite Project 42, the pipe alley.

Nobody on the Brayton Fire Training Field during the annual Industrial Fire School in July knows the pipe alley project better than retired Exxon firefighter Harold Broom. He has served as an instructor on the prop for 10 years, graduating to module leader for the course four years ago.


Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

In this column, I will address specific types of fire extinguishers and extinguishing agents, touch on various methods of applying extinguishing agents, and I will also put forth as examples some of the fire extinguishers carried by FDNY.


Chevron Veteran Returns to Brayton Fire Training Field

Chevron responder Corena LeDonne lends support to a fellow firefighter having a rough time with...

Any modern corporation is organized into groups that govern the various aspects of the business – maintenance, process technology, etc. At Chevron, best practices with regard to fire protection is the responsibility of the corporate fire school staff, said Ricky Conerly, fire chief at Chevron’s Pascagoula, MS refinery.


IRECA Relocates to Texas A&M

A Disaster City collapse mock-up is utilized for a journey to the ground in a Stokes basket.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services' Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station played host to the 71st annual IRECA conference and challenge held in June.


Texas Fire School's Summer Training

Why would you need at 350-pound dry chemical wheel unit at a storage tank fire? Dwight Williams, founder of Williams Fire & Hazard Control, referred to his experience at a recent massive terminal fire while addressing the Industrial Rescue Fire Training conference in May.