TV images showed streams of emergency vehicles descending on the site and ambulance crews using a nearby sports field as an emergency treatment area. The injured were being carried to hospital not just in ambulances but in police squad cars and helicopters.
Glenn A Robinson, chief executive of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, told CNN that his hospital had received 66 injured people including 38 who were seriously hurt.
Yep pretty sad... my wife's father died in the 1956 Valero Refinery fire in Sunray, TX. Every time something like this happens it really hits home !! He was one of the 19 firemen killed.
The "good news" out of that tragedy is it was a precedent to change the way they fought not only refinery fires, but ALL fires. From post analysis, many new fire fighting practices were established which saved future firemen's lives. It was a pivotal event for fire fighting techniques.
. Sorry to read about your father in law. Jesus Loves ALL First Responders. You gotta be pretty special to be willing to lay down your life for people you don't even know.
You may have read my back-story at some point. I literally grew up in an industrial park, across the street from the chemical factory that later became the "Super-Fund Site" responsible for poisoning my entire neighbourhood including all my fellow students and teachers who went to the same Grammar School.
I know what you mean about being forever effected by "these things"... I still jump outta'-my-skin when ever I hear Factory Fire-Klaxtons sound, no matter where I've lived ever since.
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