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7th Anniversary of Fatal Canadian Railroad Disaster That Killed 48
1991 Blast Aftermath Tests Louisiana Hazmat Responders
Bringing Together Process, Utility Piping is a Convenience at Most Plants and Refineries. But in a Fire it Can Quickly Lead to Danger.
Chevron Veteran Returns to Brayton Fire Training Field
Texas Hazmat Team Secures Warehouse Ammonia Leak
TEEX Training Reinforces the Basics

TEEX Training Reinforces the Basics

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.

March 11, 2020

Kansas Refinery's First-Tier Fire Training Field

Kansas Refinery's First-Tier Fire Training Field

The 10-acre training field comes complete with a combination multiple-story burn building and high angle rope rescue prop, a four-level simulated process unit, and a 24-foot diameter bulk storage tank.

February 18, 2020

Wisconsin Moves to Restrict PFAS-Based Foam

Wisconsin Moves to Restrict PFAS-Based Foam

Wisconsin state legislators voted Tuesday to tighten restrictions on the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, referred to by some as "forever chemicals," in firefighting foam.

January 22, 2020

Equipment Failure Blamed for Blast at Kansas Aircraft Plant

Equipment Failure Blamed for Blast at Kansas Aircraft Plant

A 64-foot-tall industrial autoclave that separated under 90 pounds per square inch pressure is being blamed for a massive nitrogen release on Dec. 27 in Wichita, Kansas, that blew apart a section of the Beechcraft aircraft plant, injuring 15 workers and contractors.

January 9, 2020

CSB Releases Midland Resource Recovery Final Report

Dangerous chemical reactions led to explosions that killed three people in two separate incidents at a West Virginia facility for decontaminating obsolete odorizer vessels, a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report issued Tuesday states.

December 17, 2019

ExxonMobil Must Provide Information About California Refinery Explosion
Texas Fire Marshal Pinpoints Cause of ITC Terminal Fire

Texas Fire Marshal Pinpoints Cause of ITC Terminal Fire

A report released by the Harris County Fire Marshal's office isolates the cause of the March 2019 terminal fire in Deer Park, Texas, as a mechanical failure at a key control point for an 80,000-gallon storage tank containing butane enriched naphtha.

December 6, 2019

Refinery Explosion Forces Families to Move Thanksgiving Feast

Refinery Explosion Forces Families to Move Thanksgiving Feast

No fatalities and relatively few injuries were the chief blessings for which residents gave thanks after several massive explosions and more than five days of raging fire at the TPC Group petrochemical plant forced many to spend the Thanksgiving holidays elsewhere.

December 1, 2019

EPA Rescinds Regulations Approved After West, Texas, Explosion

Three years and nine months after an April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people, all but three of them emergency responders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put new rules in place to prevent a disaster like it from ever happening again.

November 22, 2019