Silo Fires – Prevention and Response
You are invited to attend a symposium addressing the risks of silo fires. Focusing on both prevention and response to silo fires, this will be of interest to anyone in an industry using silos, bins, bunkers, or other bulk storage vessels.
- Causes of silo fires and explosions
- Silo firefighting techniques and procedures
- Use of nitrogen and foam injection (including retrofitting silos with nitrogen injection)
- Personal safety
- Fire prevention methods
- First responder training
- Case studies
- Risk assessment and management
Keynote Presenter – Henry Persson
Author of the seminal Silo Fires – Fire extinguishing and preventive and preparatory measures, Henry Persson is renowned worldwide as a top expert on silo fires. Henry works at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in the Fire Safety Engineering Department. He has worked for more than 30 years with testing and research, with his main focus on fire and fire safety problems in industry and the fire service, and with fire extinguishing as his specialist field.
Richmond Silo Fires Session
This session offers a broad industry focus for anyone using silos and related structures, or responding to fires in these structures. This includes all first responders as well as the agriculture and agri-food sectors (dairy, grain, ranching, etc.), food and beverage production industries, and warehousing (operators at ports and terminals). Afternoon speakers include first responders and WorkSafeBC field specialists providing practical insights on identifying your hazards and implementing controls to reduce your risk.
Tuesday, February 12
9am to 4pm
Richmond Westin Wall Centre
3099 Corvette Way
Registration is $25+GST and includes a hot breakfast and lunch.
Questions about these sessions?
Contact Lisa.Ross@worksafebc.com or Gord@Pellet.org