All posts tagged marine fire response

Marine Firefighting Pumps Upgraded

Since 2012 Industrial Emergency Services (IES) has worked with Svitzer Salvage to provide marine firefighting services to its clients that are required per federal regulations (OPA 1990) to identify marine salvage and firefighting providers. In 2015 Svitzer Salvage merged with Titan Salvage to form Ardent, a global marine services company. Ardent, the newly formed entity, adopted the IES commitment of marine firefighting capabilities for its expanded client base. In service of this relationship, IES maintains five firefighting equipment caches that are aligned with marine response needs. Located in Baton Rouge, LA; White City, OR; Bakersfield, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Fort…

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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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Guard Duty … IES Protects Industrial Facilities During Downtime

Petrochemical Fire Suppression Standby Today’s insurance and regulatory requirements will not allow facilities to suspend fire protection capabilities due to turnaround or loss of suppression systems due to repair or installation. Temporary fire protection solutions must be in place when considering a renovation, maintenance or turnaround project. IES was recently contracted by a Marine Terminal Operator in California to provide fire protection support during dock maintenance, which would interrupt its firewater system for several months.  IES deployed portable firewater pumps and ground monitors along with dry chemical wheeled units to support the facilities throughout their outage. In another instance, IES…

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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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Equipment Spotlight: IES Foam Tender

 With any given call, IES may serve multiple response roles and types. Therefore, IES develops apparatus that is robust and flexible enough to serve multiple missions in the field. IES Foam Tenders are no exception. Built on an International 4900 chassis with a gross vehicle weight under 26,000 lbs, the vehicle can be driven by any IES fire fighter without a commercial license. Motor selection is made to supply ample power for connecting to any one of the IES high-capacity firewater pumps as a tow vehicle with a tow capacity up to a 22,000 lb. trailer. *In this configuration a…

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