Ryan Henry's articles

  1. General
Originally published on “Union of Concerned Scientists” In Westlake Louisiana, near Lake Charles, a chemical manufacturing plant fire last week increased the public health threat environmental justice communities are already facing. The fire released chlorine gas into the air, leading to a ‘stay at home’ order for residents who had not evacuated in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. […]
  1. Industrial Fire
  2. Training
Industrial Fire Familiarization: Flammable Liquid Firefighting One of the lesser touched on subjects of the firefighting world is that of flammable liquids, and techniques for extinguishment.  Today we will focus on the control and extinguishment of “Heavy” flammable liquids.  When I use the term “Heavy” I mean those of which that are longer chained hydrocarbons.  […]
  1. Industrial Fire
  2. Training
Not all engines are created equal, this is obvious from station to station.  This truth is especially prevalent when considering the range of occupancies across districts.  However, when your first due area is one of the nations largest oil refineries, it quickly becomes less about halligan bars and more about protection.  “Aggressive” is not a term we generally […]