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Dwight Williams

A Captain Named Obvious

Working any kind of firefighting magic at an industrial conflagration requires one basic component – water.

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Dwight Williams Is Back in the Saddle Again

Rumors regarding the retirement of Dwight Williams, one of the leading figures in large-volume flammable liquid storage firefighting, have been greatly exaggerated if the March 20 extinguishment of the massive Intercontinental Terminals Co. fire in Deer Park, Texas, is any indication.

Return the Conquering Hero

Thirty-six hours into the Deer Park fire, the call went out to Dwight Williams who, in turn, brought on board Chris Ferrara of US Fire Pump. Together they mustered a team of exceptional firefighters both young and, uh, mature to tackle the terminal fire.

Williams' AR-AFFF Signature Foam Arrives

Dwight Williams joined with US Fire Pump and Auxquimia firefighting products of Spain in 2018 to introduce the new Signature Series 1% X 3% alcohol resistant aqueous film-forming foam concentrate to the international fire protection market.

Flourine vs. Non-Flourine Foam

Foam partners test fluorine and non-fluorine foams at Beaumont fire school.

Dwight Williams Announces Partnership with Spanish Manufacturer of Fire Foam

When an entrepreneur leaves a business he has built over a lifetime, many things change. The market can get better or worse, said Dwight Williams, one of the highly regarded innovators in industrial firefighting today.

Dwight Williams Speaks at Ferrara Apparatus Event

Two of the biggest names in industrial firefighting – Dwight Williams and Chris Ferrara -- drew a standing room only crowd for a special dinner and ceremony held during the week of the annual industrial fire school at Texas A&M University.

Firefighter Dwight Williams Calls it Quits

Dwight Williams, founder of Texas-based Williams Fire & Hazard Control, announced in September that he is no longer employed by the company he led for more than 30 years.

Port Neches, Texas: Jan. 11, 1974

On Jan. 11, 1974, Les and Dwight Williams joined forces in Port Neches, Texas to fight their first big storage tank fire as a team. The results made history, but not the way that firefighters had hoped.

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Norco, Louisiana: June 7, 2001

Years of preaching and preparation about dealing with jumbo large-diameter storage tank fires was put to the near ultimate test on June 7, 2001 just outside of New Orleans. Nobody looks forward to an event like this, but for Dwight Williams and Williams Fire & Hazard Control, the fire was a long-awaited opportunity.

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