West (TX) Fertilizer Explosion Report Available

The Texas State Fire Marshals have released a report on the firefighter line-of-duty deaths during the West (TX) fertilizer plant explosion and fire of April 2013.

The Executive Summary of the report notes, “The final analysis of this incident does not suggest the firefighters who lost their lives, or any surviving members of the West VFD, failed to perform their duties as they had been trained, or as expected, by their organization.” The report further says, “The subsequent investigation of this incident provides valuable information to the fire service by examining the lessons learned, to prevent future loss of life and property.”

You can download the report HERE (PDF).


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