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N. Alberta Well Blowout!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by YellowDogSVC, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,757

    I wonder if they have in-house firefighters..hell fighters for situations like that where workers are cross-trained to get after it. I know that equipment wasn't rigged in 2 minutes.
  2. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    A lot of these companies are far too small to even consider having a staff that is trained and equipped to deal with these type of incidents considering how infrequently they occur. In a situation like this, they would bring in one of the specialists like Safety Boss or Firemaster who they keep on a retainer.
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,549

    sounds like a call we had the other day to a textile mill.. Had dam near every station in the county sending atleast one unit up there.. :dizzy:
  4. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 887

    Ouch. Things have been pretty quiet here in Pewee. Now at South its an entirely different story....
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,549

    I was in my firefighting class so I couldnt respond, but over the radio they were saying it was all interior and they were talking like it was freakin rollin. But when I talked to the guys that responded they said it really wasnt all that bad..
  6. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 887

    That's a day ruiner. Have you taken NIMS class? Dad (I'm only a black hat...) wanted to pull his nails out.
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,549

    Sure havent, I am just working on getting my firefighter cert as we speak.

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