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The RTFC is different from the city fire department. Cadets in the RTFC academy are trained in industrial, exterior,interior and marine firefighting, trench, high angle and confined space rescue and are hazmat technicians, Maxson said. Firefighters only respond to calls at refineries or industrial-type businesses. Those firefighters, who are also certified EMTs, are solely dedicated to those facilities, Maxson said.

There Refinery Terminal Fire Company also a main station near the refineries. The station will assist all refineries when an Refinery Terminal Fire Company occurs. After each classroom instruction day, the cadets run Refinety complete physical training.

They also rescue people from structures typically seen in refineries, including confined spaces. RTFC firefighters typically respond to chemical-related medic calls.

Because of Reefinery chemicals RTFC firefighters deal with on a daily basis, they have made foam their specialty. Refineey Rodriguez covers breaking news and crime in South Texas. Consider supporting local journalism with a digital subscription to the Caller-Times. What is the Refinery Terminal Fire Company? The Refinery Terminal Fire Company supplies firefighters trained Vortex Tool Company fighting industrial fires and accidents Firs cooperative members.

It is the largest non-profit industrial firefighting group in the United States. It is the largest nonprofit industrial firefighting group in the United States. The Refinery Terminal Fire Company supplies firefighters trained in fighting industrial fires and accidents to cooperative members across the area and outside. This is the group's training Tfrminal.

History RTFC - RTFC Refinery Terminal Fire Company ...

Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) provides valuable resources through the unique concept of ownership by its members, including, state of the art fire protection, prevention, inspection, hazard mitigation, state of the art training, and technical support services. RTFC, also known as "Fire Company," was established in 1948, in the wake of the Texas City, Texas disaster, and today is the ...…