Tag Archives: Industrial fire

Industrial firefighters battle substation fire; Refinery loses power

  HMN-A transformer explosion at a nearby substation caused a Motiva refinery to conduct an uncontrolled shutdown after power was lost to the facility. WAFB reports no injuries have been reported. ST. JAMES PARISH, LA (WAFB) – St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin reports crews responded to a fire near the Shell Convent plant in the 10000 block of Hwy. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1)

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Process and Products (Part 1) Some of the largest hurdles to clear when becoming an industrial firefighter are understanding how process equipment works, and what exactly we are making. The knowledge of how different pieces of process equipment work, I believe, is vital to the success of an industrial responder. Being able to identify what a piece ...

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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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9 injured in Pemex refinery blaze


  HMN-According to ABC News 9 people have been injured in a refinery fire owned by the Mexican state owned Pemex.  The refinery was partially flooded at the time of the blaze.  Spilled oil is said to be the cause of the fire, although an ignition source has not yet been identified.   A massive fire broke out at a ...

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

Industrial fire

  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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Heavy smoke from flaring caused by power outage

HMN- Massive smoke  plume from flaring caused by power outage near Corpus Christi Texas. According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Flares, including ground flares, burn at the Valero Bill Greehey West Refinery following a loss of power due on Monday, April 3, 2017. Power was lost due to an unknown reason and was experienced throughout the area. Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times Dark smoke ...

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Brownsville Authorities Continue Investigation into Chemical Spill

HMN- According to KRGV.com the chemical spill is sodium hydrosulfide at a local warehouse.   BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville Fire Marshals are currently investigating a chemical spill at a local warehouse. The spill happened Tuesday at Quick Transit Corp. The owner of the business said it was an unfortunate accident. The man said he was moving containers in the warehouse when he started noticing ...

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Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility, Hazmat crews respond

HMN- Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility,”First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the idustrial  building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.” according to mlive.com MARNE, MI — Officials from numerous fire departments were dispatched Friday morning to an industrial fire in northeast Ottawa County. The fire, ...

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