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Industrial Firefighters Ready to Help Communities Battle COVID-19

MSA Offers Globe Gear Giveaway

The MSA Group has begun accepting applications for its 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway that will award 13 departments with four sets of turnout gear and four helmets, the company has announced.

February 4, 2020

Valero Firefighters Train in Memphis

Valero Firefighters Train in Memphis

At Valero Energy’s 195,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Memphis, Tennessee, training with live fire is the norm, not the exception.

October 1, 2018

Texas Volunteers Confront Uncertain Silo Situation

Innovation: Necessity, Ingenuity, and Invention

The man who established the first formally organized volunteer fire department in 1736 also invented bifocals, wrote and printed Poor Richard’s “Almanack,” studied electricity and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

October 1, 2016

Pine Bend Refinery's Volunteer Fire Brigade
Plainville, Kansas: April 1, 2010
Puerto Rico: Oct. 23, 2009
Louisiana Refinery Brigade Trains at TEEX
Illiopolis, Illinois: April 23, 2004
Pearland, Texas: May 1, 2002

Pearland, Texas: May 1, 2002

Beyond the risk to life and property, a fire at a plant or refinery can have a long term impact of the economic welfare of the community. However, that doesn't change the basic equation of industrial fire fighting that no water means no fire protection.

July 1, 2003

Brownsville, Wisconsin: July 12, 2002
Nebraska City, Nebraska: Jan. 23, 2002
Sealy, Texas: July 24, 2000