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Chemical Plant Protection

With the Mississippi River at its door step, Geismar Louisiana is well positioned for petrochemical facility supply chain, operations and commercial logistics. The area continues to see tremendous growth with over $20 billion in spending announced in the last few years for the Mississippi Corridor. On the request of current and potential new customers, Industrial Emergency Services opened the Geismar Fire Station in early 2015 to support customers in the area along the Mississippi Corridor. Numerous plants rely on IES to provide supplemental emergency response to augment their site-based emergency response programs. Whether providing only an incipient response or full…

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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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IES Responds to Three Storage Tank Emergencies in Seven Days

Baton Rouge, LA — In a seven day period this June, IES responded to and managed three major events for industrial customers in Louisiana. On the evening of June 7th, IES was called out to a major industrial fire at Rain CII, where a wooden roof covering a large amount of calcined coke was ignited by lightning, collapsed and caught the coke on fire, which then burned at up to 1,200 degrees Farenheit. IES personnel were onsite that night, fighting the fire in cooperation with other responders with an IES quick attack unit, foam, rescue and command trailer and then providing around-the-clock…

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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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