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 ...
PG&E City Dump Site
September 1984 - California - Fire; Extinguished 27 Acre Underground Landfill
Fire and Stabilized, 3M FX 9161 & 9162 and Proprietary Methodology.
June 1985 - April 1986 - Newark, New Jersey - Fire; 80 Acre Subterranean
Landfill Fire in Toxic Waste Site. Extinguished Fire and Stabilized with 3M FX
9161 and 9162. Provided fire protection and vapor control during remediation.
Hudson County Park
September 1986 - Jersey City, New Jersey - Fire; Extinguished Subterranean
Landfill Fire: 3M FX 9162.
Spring Creek Fire
June 1989 - Gateway National Park, Queens, New York - Fire; Extinguished
Subterranean Landfill Fire on 3 Acres: 3M FX 9162.
City of North Miami
May 1990 - North Miami, Florida - Fire; Extinguished Landfill Fire at Abandoned
Landfill: 3M FX 9162.
City of New Britain
July 1990 - New Britain, Connecticut - Fire; Extinguished Subterranean Landfill
Fire at an Active Landfill: 3M FX 9162.
August thru September 1992 - St. Johns, U. S. Virgin Islands - Fire;
Extinguished Subterranean Landfill Fire at Inactive Landfill. 3M FX 9162.
Klapperthall Junction Site
October thru December 1992 - Reading, Pennsylvania - Extinguished Subterranean
Landfill Fire Involving Coal, Coal Fines, Coal Tailings, and Rail Road Ties: 3M
City of Victoria
August 31, 1997 - Victoria, Texas - Extinguished four acres of Landfill Compost
at Bluff Street Brush Site: 3M ATC.
Environmental Quality Management, Inc.
January 20- February 11, 2003 – Fresno, CA -Fire Suppression and Emission
Control Services-Archie GOH Debris& Landfill Fire Site – C&D Debris
Fire, ThunderStorm™ 1X3 Foam.
Monroe County Solid Waste Management District
January 25-27, 2004 – Bloomington, IN – Provided technical assistance, which
included an extinguishments plan for a subterranean Landfill fire. Used Ansul
1% Silvex Foam Concentrate.
February 10, 2006 – Pensacola, FL –Provide
technical assistance, technicians, DependaPower pumps, ThunderStorm 1x3™ and
equipment to extinguish landfill fire.
January 9, 2007- Provide technical
assistance, equipment, expertise, and manpower to assist Oil Mop LLC with
extinguishment of 170,000 cubic yards of mulch ignited on Christmas Eve 06.
Islands Waste Management
January 9th, 2009- Provided technical assistance,
equipment, expertise, and manpower to assist VIWMA with extinguishment of
Anguilla Landfill fire on the island of St. Croix.