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High-Tech Firefighting

High-Tech Firefighting

How handheld, fixed and drone-mounted thermal imaging devices can take industrial firefighting to higher and safer levels.

May 5, 2021

High-Pressure Vapors: A Clear, Combustible Wrapper
Fire Compliance for Storage Tanks
How to Move to a Flourine-Free Future

How to Move to a Flourine-Free Future

As more states move to ban PFAS, departments must consider alternatives. As they do, they must consider safe testing and disposal for AFFF products before switching to fluorine-free foams.

April 26, 2021

Mandatory API Tank Inspections

Mandatory API Tank Inspections

Regulations for storing chemical or oils are a lot stricter than for water storage — for obvious reasons.  After all, water is not going to catch fire and explode, potentially releasing toxins into the environment.

April 26, 2021

How to Avoid Fire at a Construction Site by Choosing the Right Kind of Industrial Hardware
Where Did That Fire Start?
Training to Utilize Outside Resources

Training to Utilize Outside Resources

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.

April 20, 2021

What Causes Storage Tanks to Collapse?

What Causes Storage Tanks to Collapse?

An oil tank could be working just fine. However, if it’s struck by lightning, a catastrophe could be imminent, particularly if the tank has not been grounded.

April 14, 2021

How to Deal with Uncontrolled Pressure Fires
Why Dynamic Risk Assessments Matter
How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

An internal floating roof's purpose is to create a seal between the tank and the atmosphere. Sealing a tank leaves no gap through which to distribute foam. Foam can be pumped in through a manhole.

April 7, 2021

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

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.

April 7, 2021

Keep It Clean: Revisit 1851 Standards for Gear Care
Treating and Preventing Heat Stress Among Industrial Firefighters