Bulk Storage Emergencies

ASP305 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Bulk Storage Emergencies for Structural Firefighters is a hands-on course designed to provide emergency responders with the skills and knowledge to mitigate a flammable liquid fire involving bulk storage. This five-day course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills for structural firefighters to effectively manage flammable liquid fires involving bulk storage. Through a blend of classroom lectures, small group activities, and field observations, participants will delve into the intricacies of bulk storage emergency response. Ample hands-on skill practice will be provided, including immersive live-fire simulations tailored to replicate bulk storage emergencies realistically. The course will conclude with a capstone live-fire response to the largest atmospheric storage tank fire prop in North America.


For participants engaged in fire-fighting activities:

  • Three to five years experience as a structural firefighter; and
  • NFPA 1001 — Firefighter I or equivalent (SFFMA, TCFP, ProBoard, or IFSAC); or
  • NFPA 1081 — Industrial Fire Brigade- Exterior or equivalent

• For participants engaged as observers or EOC liaisons:

Proof of prerequisites in the form of certificates of completion should be uploaded into your student portal after registration. At the end of registration, you will see a blue arrow icon beside your course to upload your prerequisite documentation. Participants who do not have the required prerequisites will be removed from the course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Course Attire / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Due to the nature of this training, a physical examination is recommended for fire-fighting participants prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Assess hazards and list mitigation strategies.
  • Understand foam qualities and how it affects the response to bulk storage fires.
  • Identify tanks and vessels used for bulk storage.
  • Understand the strategies, tactics, and logistics required to respond to a flammable liquid bulk storage incident.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for structural firefighters, EOC liaisons, and other emergency responders who respond to fires at bulk terminal storage facilities.

This course is designed for responders with tank farms or bulk storage facilities in their response districts. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Registration Process

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service has aligned the payment process for annual schools with all other requests for tuition assistance under the House Bill 2604 program and TIFMAS training grants. Texas A & M Forest Service voucher number or a request ID # is no longer a valid Purchase Order number. It will be denied if used as a form of payment.

The process will follow this pattern: Registration with payment – Apply for tuition assistance & obtain TAMFS approval – Attend training – Complete the reimbursement process.

Registration with payment

Complete online registration on the TEEX website. Secure your seat in the class with payment.

You may use a credit card or organization purchase order (PO). 

If you are using a purchase order, TEEX policy requires the PO to be submitted within 48 hours of registration, or the enrollment may be canceled. You may upload the PO through your student portal or email it as an attachment to [email protected]

Ensure your PO includes the following:

  • Agency or company name
  • Billing address
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Description of goods and/or services provided (for example the course number and name)
  • Amount of charges
  • Authorized signature
  • Tax Payer ID, EIN, or FEIN. The field should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

If your organization is not an established TEEX customer, or if you are not sure, please include a completed W-9 with the PO.

Apply for tuition assistance & obtain approval

At least one day before the first day of class, submit a request through TAMFS FireConnect.

Helpful videos about the FireConnect process can be found here

Attend training

Most courses have online registration notes and/or confirmation emails which will provide more details on when & where to report for class. Please pay special attention to the required PPE levels and prerequisites if applicable. Most TEEX courses require at least 80% attendance and participation, while others, such as ProBoard, require 100% attendance.

No-shows without prior written cancellation by the required date will be invoiced.

Upon successful completion of the class, you will be able to download your certificate from your TEEX Student Portal.

Complete the reimbursement process

Return to the FireConnect page and submit for reimbursement. You will be asked to upload documentation including your certificate of completion. Once all documentation is accounted for, the request(s) will be marked as Approved for Payment and reimbursement will be issued to your department.