Three firefighters from the El Dorado Fire Department were invited to participate in Industrial Firefighting Training at TEEX in College Station, Texas apart of the Holly Refinery Emergency Response Team.
Lieutenant Coby Spear and Master Firefighter Caleb Carson and Firefighter Chris Brown took a three day course that covered scene size-up, danger recognition, advanced strategy planning, and tactical operations plus resource management.
During this physically and mentally demanding non-certification course, they had minimal content review class time and extended burn times. They experienced 15 different large scale props that put the team in live fire scenarios. Each prop was ignited in three different ways.
The increasingly difficult burn scenarios also included night-time burns and a final cumulative exercise that tested their industrial flammable liquid response skills.
Thank you Holly Refinery for the invitation and experience that you gave our firefighters.