Local Refinery Terminal Fire Company Ready to Help in West, Texas

Did you know that the Coastal Bend has a team of firefighters specially trained for massive fires, including explosions?

The Refinery Terminal Fire Company was created in 1948 after the Texas City explosion, which took out a good portion of the city and fire department.

Although we do not have a fertilizer plant here at home, RTFC Chief John Lowe said we do have hazards similar to fertilizers.

"In the immediate area we have grain elevators that carry the same type of hazards," Lowe said. "They have lots of grains out similar to fertilizer, so you have the potential for an explosive environment."

The RTFC said that if they are needed, they are ready to provide help to the folks in West, Texas.


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