Industrial Firefighters

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mikeeps
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Industrial Firefighters

Postby mikeeps » Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:24 pm

Just wondering if there are any industrial firefighters on this site. If there are please come forward I would like to ask a few questions! Thanks

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Postby bcfire » Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:50 pm

We have an Industrial Fire Dept at work.I am not a part of it because I am a member of management (I don't know what that has to do with it)but when the alarm sounds,I check with security to see what zone has been activated. I do this after first checking around the fryers, they represent the most likely and most serious source of fire at our plant. My department supervisors as well as myself proceed to that area of the plant while the FFs dress and muster at the fire locker. If one of our four large fryers is on fire, I will use a large CO2 extinguisher on the flames (we keep a bunker jacket close by) while the others respond. The fryers hold thousands of dollars worth of oil and a small fire between the stages must be knocked down quickly before it spreads to the main fryer oil beds. Our in-house fire dept is well trained and have the best of gear. Many are drawn from the local surrounding departments as they work at the plant anyway.The oil under normal running conditions is 380 degrees so you have to be very careful even under normal conditions. Take care, BCFIRE

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Postby Scuba » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:35 am

We don't really have a significant fire threat where I work, however we do have a hazmat team to deal with the near 1500 nasties we keep on site........We also do medical and deal with facility headaches in the middle of the night when they don't want to have a facalities guy on site.....grrrrrrrrrrr. :mad:


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Postby Toxic » Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:02 am

We also do HazMat at work. With over 500 labs on site we potenitally could encounter any of over 70000 different chemicals. Luckily in small quanitites for the most part.
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Postby RESQTEK » Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:55 pm

I used to be an oilfield firefighter and well control specialist prior to getting on full time in the big city. What kind of questions do you have?

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Postby JGallagher » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:08 pm

RESQTEK wrote:I used to be an oilfield firefighter and well control specialist prior to getting on full time in the big city. What kind of questions do you have?



Where were you a Oil Feild Fire Fighter and can you give me a contact.

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Postby RESQTEK » Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:03 am

I worked for Firemaster Oilfield Services in Red Deer, Alberta. They are pretty good. If I was to do it over, I would go to Safety Boss or the new Key Safety. Safety Boss places more emphasis on fire training rather than truck driving experience. Even though fires are rare, when the s!*t hits the fan you better know your stuff about firefighting. Firemaster tends to place more emphasis on oilfield or truck driving experience. Key Safety is a bunch of guys who left Safety Boss and started their own company. From what I have heard, they take fire training serious. If you are looking to gain some experience in this field, give Safety Boss and Key Safety a call. I do not have any contacts at either of these companies, sorry. Check out Key Safety at http://www.key-safety.com/index.html

Check out Safety Boss at http://www.safetyboss.com

I would not recommend firemaster.

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Postby WFD999 » Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:45 pm

Safety Boss and Think Safety have gone together to become HSE Intergrated Ltd. Here is a web listing of most of the patch's private outfits. http://www.oildirectory.com/Search/searchlistings_results.asp?searchtype=category&business_type_ID=35&RecsPage=50

Got a couple of buddies that have worked for both Firemaster and Boss. Its a fun job and you make some great bucks at it when sitting well control. Most of the work consits of baby sitting and being ready to go into action if something goes bad. Sitting Frac's and so on. Most of these companys also have air trialers that give supplied breathing in hazrdous enviroments mostly involing H2S. I live in NW AB and that paper is usally full of safety and safety related jobs. Although spring is around the corner and spring break up is starting already. In about a month to six weeks most guys will be going into a highering swing. The patch is desperate for hands to fill all postions these days. From production to exploration. Not enough people to fill the jobs out there now.

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Postby ffiirree » Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:00 pm

Hey,
I work presently at firepower as a ff/emr.Were always hiring, the problems ,I personaly find is that there is no training it is one of the reasons why ,I like to get out of it.Also you have to purchase your own gear.The money is great but my heart is to get on a city and put my skills to work and be training regularly
take it easy!

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Postby audib6 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:14 pm

mikeeps wrote:Just wondering if there are any industrial firefighters on this site. If there are please come forward I would like to ask a few questions! Thanks

Michael



hey boss im an industrial f/f what would you like to know?


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