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Industrial Firefighters Ready to Help Communities Battle COVID-19

IFW survey shows 37% willing to lend personnel to volunteer, municipal departments understaffed due to viral pandemic

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MSA Offers Globe Gear Giveaway

The MSA Group has begun accepting applications for its 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway that will award 13 departments with four sets of turnout gear and four helmets, the company has announced.

Oil Well Blowout Kills Worker in Central Texas

Three others were transported by air with serious injuries.

Valero Firefighters Train in Memphis

At Valero Energy’s 195,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Memphis, Tennessee, training with live fire is the norm, not the exception.

Texas Volunteers Confront Uncertain Silo Situation

Making a proper on-scene assessment of a silo fire that forced an evacuation around a Texas grain mill in September 2017 proved awkward.

Innovation: Necessity, Ingenuity, and Invention

The man who established the first formally organized volunteer fire department in 1736 also invented bifocals, wrote and printed Poor Richard’s “Almanack,” studied electricity and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

Pine Bend Refinery's Volunteer Fire Brigade

A Minnesota refinery brigade unites management, personnel, and the community in its protection strategy.

Plainville, Kansas: April 1, 2010

Kansas volunteers push their luck fighting an oil field tank fire.

Puerto Rico: Oct. 23, 2009

A vapor blast sweeps through Puerto Rico terminal.

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Louisiana Refinery Brigade Trains at TEEX

Travel keeps Louisiana responders sharp.