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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Shaping an Industrial Leader

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Shaping an Industrial Leader All too often in the fire service we are subjected to leadership that leaves much to be desired. Whether it be a training session where an underprepared instructor tries to tell us about a subject that we can all tell is foreign to them, or it be an incident scene where officers can’t ...

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Refinery HAZMAT team responds to spill in waterway

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  HMN-A Chevron refinery HAZMAT team responds to a report of a spill in a nearby waterway. KRON provides more. RICHMOND (KRON) — A possible hazardous materials spill in the water near the Chevron Refinery in Richmond has been contained, according to Chevron officials. The spill was “quickly boomed by our emergency response team,” according to a statement from Chevron. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: You’re only as good as your Kinker

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  Industrial Fire Familiarization: You’re only as good as your Kinker. We all remember our first live fire training.  Perhaps our peers tried to hype it up by telling us what we were to expect, or what we needed to focus on, but once it came time to pick up that hose, we were assigned our first-ever hose position.  For ...

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Process unit fire extinguished at PDVSA facility

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  HMN-A fire in a crude distillation unit has been extinguished according to Reuters.  The Isla refinery has a 335,000 BPD capacity and it now is running at around 50% of that.   A large fire that occurred early Sunday at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery on the Caribbean island of Curacao is now out, according to witnesses and sources. The ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Celebrating the Industrial responder

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  It’s 2:45 in the morning. Across the facility, operations is scrambling to quickly make sense of an unfolding situation that has smoke and hydrocarbon chugging out the top of their furnace stack. The radios come alive with a call for fire support as flashing lights begin to flood the affected area. You position the engine in just enough time ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: FDIC 2017

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: FDIC 2017 This year, I have been given the amazing opportunity to attend FDIC 2017 in Indianapolis. It will be my first time experiencing the event, and I’m looking forward to it greatly. As both an industrial, and municipal responder, I want to try and get in as much as possible to help me in both ...

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Industrial fire at Torrance refinery

  HMN-A fire in a refinery tank farm was suppressed by firefighters.  According tothe fire captain, they used foam to smother the 20 foot by 50 foot fire.  Fence line monitoring showed no off site impact.  The Daily Breeze provided more information. Firefighters spent about 40 minutes battling a fire that produced flames five feet high at the Torrance refinery’s ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Benzene

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Benzene Benzene exists heavily in our modern oil refining, as well as chemical refining processes.  The chemical itself is naturally found in crude oil,  and is also produced in certain processes in the gasoline refining process.  As responders we have a double threat to worry about, it’s health effects, and flammability.   Why are we making Benzene? ...

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Industrial fire extinguished at Ivory Coast refinery

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Industrial fire extinguished at Ivory Coast refinery.     HMN-A fire was extinguished at an Ivory Coast refinery in a hydrocracking unit. Reuters has reported that the fire was extinguished with no effect on refinery output.  Cracking units use heat and high pressure to separate long chain hydrocarbons, into smaller ones. ABIDJAN (Reuters) – A fire that broke out on ...

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Industrial fire reported at Sinclair refinery.

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Industrial fire crews mitigate small fire at Sinclair refinery.     HMN-A small fire broke out in an operating unit Monday at the Rawlins, WY refinery operated by Sinclair.  According to officials there were no injuries or offsite impacts.  The fire was contained in about 90 minutes by industrial fire crews according to Rawlinstimes.com. SINCLAIR — Sirens broke the early ...

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