LSPI’s management team has committed to proactively enhancing safety procedures by forming an Emergency Response Team (ERT). Bryan, Texas, is fortunate to have great local fire and emergency responders, but these crews lack the knowledge that LSPI manufacturing employees possess in regards to plant operations.
The team is Pro-board Certified (certification for fire service personnel to national firefighting standards) in industrial exterior firefighting and training on incipient interior fire response. Training is conducted annually at the TEEX Fire Training School (College Station, Texas) to ensure that the latest firefighting techniques and safety precautions are utilized.
The LSPI Manufacturing ERT team is working with the Bryan Fire Department to help supplement their ranks by completing electrical isolations, valving out lines and knowing which chemicals are the ones of concern during an emergency. Training is conducted regularly, and procedures are reviewed thoroughly for safety standards, compliance and best practices.
Establishment of the ERT on LSPI’s Bryan manufacturing campus ensures that on-site personnel are prepared to counter emergencies that may include personal safety situations, as well as facility-threatening events requiring active firefighting capabilities. The ERT works in full collaboration with local authorities for all training and procedure development.