Bringing Together Process, Utility Piping is a Convenience at Most Plants and Refineries. But in a Fire it Can Quickly Lead to Danger.
Sharing the hard-won wisdom
At Chevron, best practices with regard to fire protection is the responsibility of the corporate fire school staff, said Ricky Conerly, fire chief at Chevron's Pascagoula refinery.
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.
Vanessa Aguayo and Antoya Ellis ordinarily address the hottest of the hot button issues that besiege industrial fire protection using cold equations and sophisticated computer models. Chevron’s corporate fire school in May marked their first time wearing bunker gear and breathing apparatus.
Bringing emergency responders together for an annual corporate fire school is not enough for Chevron. In conjunction with the company’s April fire school, Chevron brought together all its industrial fire chiefs as well.
On average, Chevron brings about 200 participants through Brayton every year with corporate fire schools scheduled for March, April, and May.