Large Scale Flammable & Combustible Liquid Fires

Instructor: Adam McFadden & Chris Pfaff

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center


In this hazmat session, the student will increase their understanding of various firefighting and hazmat response tactics when dealing with Flammable & Combustible Liquids. This will include an overview of Incident Command Strategies for Flammable Liquid Hazardous Materials events, the use of firefighting foam and preparation for emergency incidents in the areas of residential, transportation, industrial and commercial firefighting.

This program will cover the basics regarding emergency response techniques, spill response operations, dealing with control valve leaks and shutoffs, as well as foam proportioning devices and application techniques. We will also discuss new hybrid technical decon methods for dealing with flammable liquid events. We will review the various challenges in fighting all types of fires and hazmat spills from railcars, tanker trucks, combustible storage tank facilities, and manufacturing process areas.