Irony is defined as expressing one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. For an example look no further than the recent Labor Day celebration in Philadelphia barely two months after an explosion and fire closed the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex.
October 1, 2019
As technological advancements have emerged to make our fire world safer and lower risk to manage emergency incidents, it’s easy to numb our human senses that tell us danger is near.
July 1, 2019
Thirty-six hours into the Deer Park fire, the call went out to Dwight Williams who, in turn, brought on board Chris Ferrara of US Fire Pump. Together they mustered a team of exceptional firefighters both young and, uh, mature to tackle the terminal fire.
April 1, 2019
Long range environmental concerns threaten to torpedo the use of fluorinated surfactants in Class B firefighting foam.
January 1, 2019
Working any kind of firefighting magic at an industrial conflagration requires one basic component – water.
October 1, 2018
When it comes to a high pressure vapor release, the billowing apparition rapidly enveloping the facility is not as dangerous as what might already be much closer.
July 1, 2018
It’s hard to believe that any facility as akin to fire and fury as the Beaumont Emergency Safety Training complex could fade away more gently.
January 1, 2018
Whoever plans for potential disasters considers the most severe possible outcome that can reasonably be projected. Unfortunately, the word "reasonably" cannot be applied to Harvey.
October 1, 2017
The biggest precaution for firefighters to take is recognizing that an EFIS system is in use and pre-plan if there is a chance for it to become involved with a fire.
July 1, 2017
Refinery or petrochemical plant fires are not the only fire risks to affect production. Of course, keeping that chain optimized leaves no room for having fires.
January 1, 2017
A RIT team is meant to render immediate aid to the people who have a chance to affect the outcome of the transpiring emergency.
October 1, 2016
Occam’s razor is a principle stating that an explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.
July 1, 2016
Stop and ask if you are using the most relevant practices and the best tools at your disposal.
April 1, 2016