Sue Tarantino
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Battalion Chief (ret) Sue Tarantino BS, MBA Sue is a retired 27-year veteran of the Charlotte (NC) Fire Department. Sue served as a Battalion Commander for 12 years, during which time she supervised the operations of the hazardous materials company. She is currently a Division Chief with Industrial Emergency Services (IES) and Assistant Manager of Marine Operations. She also serves as a senior fire protection specialist with World Safe International, LLC teaching flammable liquids firefighting and performing consulting work in storage tank facilities and other industrial complexes.

Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities – Part 3

In previous installments of this series we talked about the types of petroleum storage tanks, their locations, common fire hazards, described the types of fires, and fire suppression systems that storage tanks may have. In this third and final article we…

Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities – Part 2

In the previous installment we talked about the types of petroleum storage tanks, their locations, and common fire hazards. In this article we will discuss the various types of fires and the fire protection methods available. In the last article…

Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities – Part 1

In today’s fire service we tend to focus our pre-planning and training for the “bread and butter” operations that we encounter daily. These “bread and butter” operations are generally single and double residential structure fires, multiple family structure fires, hi-rise…

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