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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
Planning for Tank Fires

Planning for Tank Fires

Proper planning prepares firefighters to battle tank fires before they start.

March 31, 2021

Chlorine Gas: Munition or Commodity?

Chlorine Gas: Munition or Commodity?

I have revisited chlorine in the hope that my small contribution may engender a heightened sense of urgency and increased awareness of the risks of allowing this material to get into the hands of those who would do us harm.

March 31, 2021

Fire Compliance for Warehouses

Fire Compliance for Warehouses

A full-scale fire sprinkler test usually consists of two forty-foot-long double row racks with single row tacks on each side as a target.

March 30, 2021

Leading the Charge to PFAS-free Foams
How to Get Water From Static Sources
Facing an Active Shooter Situation

Facing an Active Shooter Situation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed a series of materials to assist businesses, government offices, and schools in preparing for and responding to an active shooter.

March 24, 2021

Train for Fireground Communications

Train for Fireground Communications

There are several potential links involved in communicating at emergencies. Although there are many variations the following links are typical.

March 24, 2021

Flying High with Drones

Flying High with Drones

Online opportunities help prospective Commercial Drone Pilots pass Part 107 Certification tests with flying colors.

March 17, 2021

CO Dangers Found in the Workplace

CO Dangers Found in the Workplace

Carbon monoxide is a common industrial hazard resulting from the incomplete combustion of material containing carbon such as natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood.

March 17, 2021

Understanding Obstacle Fire Hazards

Understanding Obstacle Fire Hazards

It's important to understand the various characteristics associated with specific fire extinguisher models placed within such settings, as well as the types and configurations of Class B fires that can be presented.

March 17, 2021

Innovations in Turnout Gear

Innovations in Turnout Gear

Manufacturers look to a PFAS-free future with lighter materials, better designs, and improved fit.

March 17, 2021