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Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) functions as a cooperative entirely owned by it's industrial membership. RTFC currently protects over 60 individual facilities owned by 13 different corporations.

History[]

RTFC, also known as “Fire Company,” was established in 1948, in the wake of the Texas City, Texas disaster, and today is the largest non-profit industrial firefighting group in the United States. The Fire Company’s goal was to provide fire department services to The Port of Corpus Christi and the related refining and petrochemical port industries.

Manned Stations[]

Port of Corpus Christi Authority - Corpus Christi[]

Manned 1948

Apparatus Roster[]

Firefighting barge (8000/15000)

Lyondellbasell LP - Corpus Christi[]

Manned 1995 

A total of 21 fire professionals protect the plant and work RTFC’s standard 24-hour on/48-hour off, three platoon system. Each seven-person staff consists of one Captain, one Sr. Firefighter, and five Firefighters.

Flint Hills Resources (Former Koch Petroleum Group LP) - Corpus Christi[]

Manned 1997

East[]

A total of 15 fire professionals protect this plant. Each shift consists of one Captain, one Sr. Firefighter, and three Firefighters.

West[]

West Refinery is staffed by a six person shift comprised of one Captain, one Sr. Firefighter, and four Firefighters.

CITGO - Corpus Christi[]

Manned 1988

A total of 15 fire professionals protect the plant. One Captain, one Senior Firefighter, and three Firefighters staff each of the three shifts.

Apparatus Roster[]

R-1 - Ford F-550 / Ferrara light rescue (SN#H-4868)

INEOS - Chocolate Bayou, Texas (Former LyondellBasell Olefins Plant)[]

Manned 2001 - 2010, 201? -

A total of 18 fire professionals and one Assistant Chief protected the plant. One Captain, one Senior Firefighter, and four Firefighters staffed each of the three shifts. The Plant ceased operations in the fall of 2010 due to the economic downturn. The plant was re-started in ?.

Flint Hills Resources - Port Arthur, TX[]

Manned 2008

A total of 18 fire professionals and one Deputy Fire Chief protect the plant. One Captain, and five Firefighters staff each of the three shifts.

Mississippi Power Company - Meridian, MS[]

Manned 2013

A total of 15 fire professionals and one Division Chief protect the facility. One Captain and 4 Firefighters will staff each of the three shifts.

RTFC MAIN STATION - 1001 McBride Lane, Corpus Christi[]

Manned 2016

The Main Station staffs a crew to respond to its member companies in the South Texas area 24/7. It will also respond as requested to assist the City of Corpus Christi Fire Department.

Apparatus Roster[]

Foam 1 - 2009 Ferrara Ignitor XD (3000/400/2000F)
Foam 2 - Sutphen / CustomFIRE (3000/-/2000F)
Foam 3 - 2017 Sutphen Monarch EFD 6x4 (4000,300F/400/2000F) (SN#HS-5978)
Foam 4 - Spartan (1750/400/700F)
Foam 5 - Spartan (3000/500/2000F)
Foam 6 - E-One (3000/500/2000F)
Foam Tower 2American LaFrance (3000/-/800F/85' mid-mount boom)
Foam Tower 3 - American LaFrance (3000/-/800F/85' mid-mount boom)
Foam Tower 4 - Sutphen (SN#HS-6364)
Foam Tender 1 - Freightliner elliptical tanker (350/-/4000F)
Foam Tender 2 - Ferrara Igniter (300/4000F) (SN#H-4595)
Foam Tender 3 - 2021 Freightliner 114SD 6x4 / Alexis (-/-/4000F) (SN#2435)
Transport 1 - (-/5000 tractor-drawn tanker)
Transport 2 - (-/5000 tractor-drawn tanker)
Pump 1 - (3000/- trailer mounted pump)
2 x (3000/- trailer mounted pump)
Foam Gun 1 “Big Foam Gun” - (18”/14000gpm)
Brush 1 - International M2 / Ferrara (500pto/750/50F) (SN#H-5884)
Command - ? LDV Specialty step van

Unknown Asssignment[]

2017 Ferrara Ignitor (3500/400/2000F) (SN#H-5326 ) (Ex-Foam 2) 

RTFC TRAINING ACADEMY - 3920 Carbo, Plant Road Corpus Christi[]

The Training Academy is situated on approximately nine acres of land and is equipped with a variety of live fire, hazardous materials and rescue training props.

Retired Apparatus[]

1990 Spartan / National Foam tanker
1980 International / Fire-X (CO2/DC) (Ex-TAU-2)
1977 Autocar Constructor/ Fire-Tec 1987 National Foam rehab (2000/1350F) (Ex-Foam 2)

External Links[]

Refinery Terminal Fire Company Website
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