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IES Expands Commitment to West Coast Industrial Emergency Response Needs

Baton Rouge, LA — Industrial Emergency Services, LLC announced today that it has increased its commitment to serving the West Coast of the United States. The company has initiated registrations and permitting to allow it to undertake for existing and new customers the same emergency response and related safety services that it currently provides in the Mid Continent Region of the U.S. and on the East Coast. The Company also added industry veteran Tom Henning as West Coast Operations Manager. Tom has over 30 years of emergency management and fire protection engineering experience. He has worked for companies such as…

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Sugar Refinery Trains for Industrial Fire, HAZMAT and Chemical Related Emergency Response

Ever wondered how a factory or processing plant goes about handling an emergency such as a fire or chemical spill? That was the focus of initial training recently begun at Imperial Sugar Company’s sugar refinery in Gramercy, Louisiana. OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) requires organizations that potentially have to respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials adapt a nationally recognized incident command system or ISC. “ICS is a systematic approach that uses a standardized and unified command structure to safely mitigate emergencies,” said Marc Holder, Training and Safety Manager and ICS trainer at the Gramercy plant. “There are basic levels of command, and…

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Malabo Fire Department Receives Support from Punta Europa

In recent years, the city of Malabo has undergone rapid growth and development. Urban areas are becoming more crowded, and high-rise residential and commercial buildings are being built in Malabo Dos. With this growth and new construction comes an increased risk of fires, which has stretched the capacity of the Malabo Fire Department (MFD). As a result, the MFD occasionally requests support from the Punta Europa Fire Departments, which creates operational risk for the Punta Europa entities. To help develop modern fire-fighting capability for Malabo, Marathon Equatorial Guinea Production Limited (MEGPL) has partnered with the MFD to perform a comprehensive…

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