Sharing the hard-won wisdom
Sharing the hard-won wisdom
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.
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.
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.
Kinder Morgan's most recent fire training, conducted in April at the Refinery Terminal Fire Company training field in Corpus Christi, TX, is specifically structured to value team performance.
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.
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.
Controlling a fire in the incipient stage, as opposed to controlling a fire that has reached the fully developed stage, can be the difference between a fire put out by one person and a fire put out by numerous agencies.
There are several potential links involved in communicating at emergencies. Although there are many variations the following links are typical.
The Beaumont, Texas, summer school will offer training in interior and exterior firefighting, rescue, leadership and other topics important to emergency response teams.
Every team that is tasked with the responsibility of emergency response faces the likelihood of one day being overwhelmed when confronted with a major or large scale incident.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control legendary industrial fire event returns to Brayton Fire Field.
At Valero Energy’s 195,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Memphis, Tennessee, training with live fire is the norm, not the exception.
Despite being given up for dead by its previous lessee, the Beaumont Fire/Rescue Training Center is on track to reopen in late July, nearly a year since heavy flooding during Hurricane Harvey forced its closure.
An hour before dawn nearly 80 Chevron responders took up positions on three live-fire projects at the southeast end of the fire field – the chemical complex, rail car loading rack and tank and dike project.