Commonly known first as an Industrial Fire Response company, Williams Fire & Hazard Control maintains a diverse roster of specialized fire response personnel including marine firefighters who have seen dozens of shipboard fire and water borne emergencies requiring both structural knowledge of marine vessels as well as tactical and logistical prowess that is unique to these incidents.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control has traveled the Gulf of Mexico, the North Atlantic, Africa, the Orient, the Pacific Rim and beyond to respond to Land and Marine fire emergencies.
As an industrial firefighting company with three generations of flammable liquid firefighting assessment and extinguishment experience including over 200 successful responses, Williams mission is twofold — extinguish fires effectively and build equipment that exceeds all challenges as seen on those fires.
“With a long standing reputation across industry as getting the job done safely in the shortest possible time, our standing mission is to Minimize Risk and Maximize Success as we work to defend client property, the community, and the environment when challenged by the world’s worst industrial fires”, Dwight Williams — Founder of Williams Fire & Hazard Control.
“We sought to fill an industry need for a quick and effective independent response force to quell the threat of hazardous flammable liquid fires and hazardous material emergencies,” Dwight says.
“We have support personnel around the world and can mobilize an emergency strike force within hours of receiving an emergency call from any point on the globe. We pride ourselves of course on our successful history of fire extinguishment, but also on the relationships we have with our clients – in helping them understand their risk and preparing for a crisis. Whether showing them more effective tactical procedures for their facility, organizing infrastructure and logistical plans, or supporting proper equipment and supply lines for their protection, ... we take an interest in their effective abilities and compliment it with ours to better manage an emergency.”
When confronting …
we apply the very best tactics and equipment we can to gain in unfair advantage to beat the odds.
Renowned for breakthrough technologies in extinguishing agents, nozzles, fixed and portable monitor systems, hose and all components of firefighting delivery systems, innovative products include: ThunderStorm™ ATC AR/AFFF 1 x 3 and 3 x 3 foam, PKW™ dry chemical, Hydro-Foam™ and Hydro-Chem™ delivery devices, Double5™ brand hose and more.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control’s equipment designs protect the passage of the Panama Canal, countless petrochemical facilities around the world, and are even under consideration by the U.S. Navy.
From ship fires at sea, to multiple storage tank fires, pipeline blowouts, and train derailments, Williams Fire & Hazard Control has responded swiftly and effectively to extinguish large fires that in the past were left to burn themselves out. Our mobility, logistics mastery, and assessment expertise have resulted in saving literally millions of dollars for our clients when faced with their worst economic disaster.
From our earliest days as a response company, each new challenge has provided an opportunity to improve on equipment engineering and tactical approach. Constantly seeking to attain an even higher proficiency level creates a dynamic motivation toward solution engineering in every aspect of our systems, components, assessments and tactical procedures.
“We are built upon the field experience of every firefighter in our ranks. We have seen many, many challenges - and we have overcome them all. Our people, our clients’ people are the most valuable asset at risk, and we take that very seriously. That is why we never rest with status quo. We are constantly seeking better, safer and more effective solutions. You can see it in every piece of equipment we build — and with the good Lord’s help, we will continue.”
We enjoy a rich history of successful extinguishments including the record for the largest fully-involved flammable liquid tank fire ever extinguished at 270 feet! “When we show up, it’s all business - and we don’t leave until the job is done.”
For Site Assessment Consultations, Incident-related Pre Planning, Emergency Equipment Logistics or Full Service Response Deployment, please contact the Williams Fire & Hazard Control Team as follows ...
1980 - Amazon River - Fire; Marine Tanker Extinguished: 3M ATC.
M/V Texaco North Dakota
September 1980 - Gulf of Mexico - Fire; Marine Tanker Extinguished: 3M ATC.
February 1981 - Atlanta Ocean - Fire; Marine Tanker Extinguished: 3M ATC.
M/V Monticello Victory
June 1981 - Gulf of Mexico - Explosion; Safed Cargo Tanks.
M/V Baltic Neptune
October 1981 - Los Angeles Anchorage - Coal Carrier, Extinguished and Safed
52,000 Tons of Coal. Sailed with Vessel to Taiwan. 3M ATC and Proprietary
December 1981 - Ohio River - Fire; Extinguished 1,000,000 Gallons of Gasoline:
October 1982 - Vera Cruz, Mexico - Fire; Marine Tanker Extinguished. 3M ATC
M/V Spain Maru
January 1983 - Long Beach Anchorage - Fire; Spontaneous Combustion of Fish
Meal, Cargo Extinguished and Safed. Sailed with Vessel to Japan. 3M ATC and
M/V Nicor Rebel
April 1984 - Gulf of Mexico - Fire; Extinguished Engine Room Fire: 3M ATC.
M/V Panamex Gemini
June 1984 - Long Beach Anchorage - Fire; Spontaneous Heating of 50,000 Tons of
Coal, Extinguished and Safed, Sailed with Vessel to Taiwan. 3M ATC and
M/V Panamex World
June 1984 - Long Beach Anchorage - Fire; Spontaneous Heating of 50,000 Tons of
Coal, Extinguished and Safed, Sailed with Vessel to Taiwan. 3M ATC and Proprietary
July 1984 - Gulf of Mexico - Provided Fire Protection, Consultation and
Technical Assistance to Offload Cargo and Safe Tanks.
M/V Puerto Rican
October 1984 - San Francisco, California - Safed Cargo Tanks.
M/V Panamex Star
December 1984 - Long Beach Anchorage - Fire; Spontaneous Heating of 52,000 Tons
of Coal, Extinguished and Safed, Sailed with Vessel From Boston through the
Panama Canal to Taiwan. 3M ATC and Proprietary Methodology.
M/V Coral Ace
August 1985 - Dutch Harbor, Alaska - Fire; Extinguished Roll-on, Roll-off Car
Carrier Loaded with 7000 Automobiles: 3M ATC.
July 1990 - Gulf of Mexico - Safed Engine Room and Pump Room for Entry by Cargo
Underwriters: 3M ATC.
October 1990 - Bay City, Michigan - Fire; Extinguished Fully Involved Tanker
Loaded with Gasoline, Safed Vessel and Provided Fire Protection During Salvage
Operation: 3M ATC.
December 1990 - Off the Coast of Boston, Massachusetts - Fire; Extinguished
Engine Room Fire on the Jack-Up Rig: 3M ATC
October 1992 - Dutch Harbor, Alaska - Fire; Russian Ship Extinguished: 3M ATC.
August 1993 - St. Petersburg, Florida - Fire; Safed Vessel after Extinguishment
and Provided Fire Protection During Salvage Operation: 3M ATC.
American President Lines
May 1994 - Pusan, Korea - Fire; Extinguished Fires in Containers On-Board the
Container Carrier after a Collision.
M/V Forum Chemist
July 1994 - Gulf of Mexico - Fire; Extinguished Engine Room Fire 60 Miles off
the Coast of Venice, Louisiana: 3M ATC.
October 1996 - Statton Island Anchorage - Safing the pump room after a gasoline
spill: 3M ATC.
M/T Jo Beth
November 1996 - Rosedale, Missippi - Provided Technical Assistance on engine
room fire on a Tug grounded along the Mississippi River.
February 1998 - Southwest Pass, Gulf of Mexico - Technical Assistance and
Equipment supply on container vessel that had sustained a fire for safe passage
into Port of Mobile.
December 1998 - Galveston, TX - Extinguished Engine Room Fire, Anchorage off
the coast of Galveston/Safed Vessel. 3M ATC.
M/V New Carissa, U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard
February 1999 - Coos Bay, Oregon - 638’ vessel Technical Assistance for cargo
burn off, 400,000 gallons of #6 Oil & 49,000 gallons of Diesel Fuel, while
minimizing the environmental impact.
M/V Katie P
American Commercial Barge lines -December 15, 1999 - Port Arthur, Texas -Tug
Boat fire - 3M AFFF/ATC
CTC Vision- O’Bryan Oil & Pollution Corp
May 20, 2001 - Out of Venice, Louisiana - Extinguished Fire in Cargo Holds of
Wood Carrier, 3M AFFF/ATC and 3M SFFF Class A Foam .
July 19 - 24, 2001 - New Iberia, Louisiana - Provide Equipment and Personnel
for Safing Operation of Propylene Barge after Collision with a Bridge.
July 27, 2001 - Bollinger Ship Yard, Lake Charles, Louisiana - Provide
Equipment and Personnel for Safing Operation of Propylene Barge after The First
Patch starting Leaking.
Wild Well Control
November 6 – 8, 2003 – Texas City, TX – Responded to Sunken Barge leaking
sulfuric acid. Provided fire and cooling protection during hot tap procedures.
MGM Towing, “Marsha Gayle”
March 20, 2004 – Baytown, TX – Work Over and Safe Tug, ThunderStorm™ 1 X 3.
Crowley Marine, M/V BlueRidge
September 1998 - New York - Technical Assistance, Lightering Operation, 16,000
barrels of Neat MTBE.
February 25, 2000 - Simms Port, Louisiana - 4 Barges involved in a collision
which resulted in Fire on 2 Large Barges, Extinguished using 3M ATC™ and
Hydro-Chem Technology with PKW™
Marine Transportation Corp.
May 23, 2006 – Staten Island, NY – Provide
technical assistance and survey engine room form engine room fire.