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IES Safety & Response Training Programs

IES has a dedicated Training Group that provides technical and specialized training to industrial customers. Delivering over 150 training classes and facilitating over 100 drills and exercises in 2015 ranging from Confined Space Rescue to Emergency Medical Response, IES can deliver a training program that meets your specific training needs. The IES training includes: Industrial Incident Command – based off of the NIMIS Course these classes are geared specifically toward industrial sites, and each course is tailored to meet the need of the local facility. Confined Space and High Angle Rescue – unlike other offerings, IES has incorporated Confined Space…

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Hampton Roads Marine Firefighting Symposium

“Industrial Emergency Services (IES) and Ardent (formerly Svitzer Salvage) again participated in the recent Hampton Roads Marine Firefighting Symposium. The two have supported the annual event since developing a program in which IES provides marine firefighting support for Ardent’s salvage efforts under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.” This Marine Firefighting Symposium is the premier marine-focused firefighting course presented in the United States, bringing students from around the globe together to learn how to manage a marine incident and overcome challenges unique to a water-borne emergency. The experience is designed to familiarize land-based firefighters and maritime personnel with procedures necessary…

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IES Marine Firefighting & Salvage Orientation, Sponsored by Coast Guard

On September 14 and 15, 2015 the first course delivery of Marine Firefighting and Salvage Orientation was presented in Boston, MA.  This course was a collaboration between Industrial Emergency Services (IES) and Ardent Americas. It was sponsored by the United Sates Coast Guard Sector Boston. Course attendees consisted of representatives of local fire departments, the United States Coast Guard, local Harbormasters, police departments, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and other first responders. This course fills the need to educate responding agencies on the resources provided by third party marine firefighting and salvage companies during maritime incidents. The Code of Federal…

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Public / Private Sector Mutual Aid Agreement Serves Major Petroleum Facility

Located outside Baton Rouge, LA a large pipeline terminal facility that stewards over 20% of the eastern U.S. fuel supply contacted IES for assistance with safety pre planning, training and response. Like other facilities, with dozens of storage tanks, underground pipelines and pump stations, Site Managers were concerned about the various emergency scenarios that could impact the facility and interrupt operations. Referred by another IES customer, the Terminal Manager contacted IES to begin assessment phase of their exposure followed developing response plans, assisting with acquisition of necessary response equipment to manage potential incidents, and to map out and manage response…

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RESPONSE SPOTLIGHT: Refinery Process Fire Response

Overview On Friday September 4th, IES was alerted about a process fire in a SEMC[1] client refining site. Upon arrival IES found four separate fires around a flange and instrumentation lines located in the process structure approximately 15 ft. above ground. Consultation with process operators onsite informed IES Responders that the product involved was hydrogen, the source lines had been isolated and those line pressures were dropping. Fortunately, operators had immediately deployed fixed monitors located around the unit as trained by IES in a recent fire response class, while a neighboring facility attempted to provide support by directing some of…

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