I'm trying to find a video I saw some time ago filmed in the USA where a dept was called to an industrial facility for a confined space rescue in a Toluene tank.


The video shows them using a disc cutter to cut a hole in the tank wall (under a fog pattern) and the tank explodes.


Is anyone familiar with this and any ideas where I can get a copy of it? I've checked YouTube, but with no luck...


This is a fantastic teaching tool for rescue classes highlighting scene assessments, hazard identification, etc.

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Scroll down to Confined Space and there is a video called,
"Tank Explosion Toluene Tank (Phoenix Fire Dept.Nov. 15, 1984)
Channel 12 Newcast 26:00"
That's the one! Now I know specific details I will try and source it locally- I'm in Australia.

Thanks Megan! ;-)
Hey Luc...this is a video we have shown in our CS course over the years at Ford..... its a pretty powerful video ...its a good video if you can't find a version let me know Ill see if I can get a copy for you from some of our trainers.....
er...nevr mind I should have read the replies first I guess...hehehehehehe
I like view the video
Hey Ryan,
My name is Matt and im a cadet with the Moreno Valley College Fire Academy. My class just finished up confined space awareness today and CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Gregg asked if anyone could locate a copy of the video of the Toluene tank explosion and bring it in. If you could still make a copy that would be tremendous and much appreciated. Please contact me if you get this at mattverwiel@hotmail.com thanks again
Never saw that video Lutan but if you find it, I want to see it too! Thanks for starting the group.


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