Action Resources Chemical Fire Requires Foaming Agent Application

by | Dec 4, 2017 | Fires, People, Public Safety

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Action Resources Chemical Fire Requires Foaming Agent Application

Action Resources on County Road 517 was the scene of a significant chemical fire today.

Cullman e911 dispatched four different firefighting agencies to tackle the tenacious blaze.

First on the scene was Assistant Fire Chief Doug Farley of Colony Volunteer Fire Department. Farley had worked a fire at the same location last week; his department fully extinguish the blaze at that time.

This morning the could not suppress the renewed fire with water alone:

“I ran through an engine full of water, and I couldn’t get the thing put out. At that point, I had to call Hanceville for foam.”

Soon after that request, Hanceville Fire & Rescue and Blount County’s Mountain High Fire Department arrived along with the Cullman County Hazardous Materials Team.

Dion Taylor of County HazMat provided insights into the chemical accelerants they had to deal with:

“We determined we were working with paints, paint thinners, and paint clean-up supplies. Water alone wouldn’t get it done. We used copious amounts of foaming agent.


This stuff was incredibly flammable, dangerous, and hard to extinguish.”

The over 4-hour firefight concluded just before 2 pm this afternoon.

There were no injuries to firefighters or employees of Action Resources.

Hanceville Fire Chief Rodger Green was grateful for the extra manpower:

“We didn’t know exactly what we were dealing with initially. Doug did all he could; he definitely needed reinforcements. We appreciate Mountain High crossing county lines and helping us out.”

As a specialized freight transportation provider, Action Resources moves cargo that, due to size, weight, shape or other inherent characteristics, requires specialized equipment for transportation.

Their specialized transportation services include:

• Carriers
• Bulk Chemical Transportation
• Flatbed Transportation
• Freight Agent Program
• Freight Brokerage
• Freight Management
• Hazardous Waste Transportation
• Heavy Haul Transportation
• Hot Shot Services
• Pilot Car Escort Services
• Storage Services

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Action Resources Chemical Fire Requires Foaming Agent Application

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