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Sterlington, Louisiana: May 1, 1991

Sterlington, Louisiana: May 1, 1991

Mission creep is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. It is a fact of life with which firefighters must live.

May 4, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Dec. 24, 1989
Revisiting New Carissa's 1999 Grounding: What We Can Learn
Revisiting the 2015 Vancouver Port Hazmat Incident
Revisiting 2008's Imperial Sugar Refinery Blast
Woodford County, Kentucky: July 2, 2019

Woodford County, Kentucky: July 2, 2019

"Angels' share" refers to the portion of a distilled spirit lost to evaporation during aging. On July 2, 2019 in Woodford County, Kentucky somebody else wanted a taste.

October 2, 2019

Labor Day Blues in Philly

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

Shrapnel From Blast Set Stage for April Refinery Fire

Boilover in Nicaragua Dies Unchallenged

Williams Fire & Hazard Control was ready, willing, and able to extinguish the aftermath of a crude oil boilover in Nicaragua that left two 150-foot diameter storage tanks in flames.

October 1, 2016

Lac-Mégantic, Canada: July 6, 2013
Vapor Release Triggers California Blaze

Vapor Release Triggers California Blaze

Dubbed "the most serious U.S. refinery incident in recent years" by a top U.S. Chemical Safety Board official, an Aug. 6 flammable vapor explosion at a Richmond, Calif., refinery is under investigation by that agency.

October 1, 2012

Collins, Mississippi: March 7, 2012

Collins, Mississippi: March 7, 2012

On a clear day, an explosion blew the roofs off two oil storage tanks containing more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil located in Jefferson Davis County.

April 1, 2012

Waxahachie, Texas: Oct. 3, 2011