November 20, 2018
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Refinery Offers Training for Volunteer Firefighters

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A team of firefighters works to extinguish flames on one of the training props at the Pascagoula Refinery fire training facility.

More than 30 local volunteer firefighters from 17 different fire departments attended the free annual training event hosted by the Pascagoula Refinery Plant Protection Department in September.

Firefighters who attended were able to practice dowsing flames at several of the fire training ground’s props, including the tanker truck and pump props. They also honed their search and rescue skills by navigating the smokehouse, which simulates conditions in a house fire, and received hands-on training using the Jaws of Life for rescuing victims from vehicles.  There was a presentation by Blossman Gas on how to properly respond to propane tank leaks and fires.  The firefighters also received training on the use of firefighting foam.

A special thanks goes to training organizer Teddy Riley, and all of the Plant Protection and Emergency Response Team members who assisted with the event.

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A team of firefighters works to extinguish flames on one of the training props at the Pascagoula Refinery Fire Training facility.
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Firefighters help each other check their gear before starting another round of training exercises at the Pascagoula Refinery’s fire training facility.
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Firefighters suit up to begin another round of training exercises at the Pascagoula Refinery’s fire training facility.
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A Chevron fire specialist reviews firefighting techniques with attendees before beginning another round of exercises at the Pascagoula Refinery’s fire training facility.

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