Commerce City Suncor Refinery Fire

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Suncor Refinery Fire

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At 11:01 on December 24th, 2022 South Adams County Fire Department Engine 22 and Adams County Fire Rescue Medic 13 was dispatched to an unknown medical problem at the Suncor West Refinery, 5801 Brighton Blvd.  Second hand information to AdCom indicating a medical emergency and that they needed an ambulance. Engine 22 arrived on scene and established Suncor Command, investigating. At 11:10 AdCom updated Suncor Command that Suncor was on the line advising of a fire in the plant with two known injuries. Command requested a first alarm be filled and a second ambulance be dispatched. Engine 22 made contact with Suncor firefighters who confirmed a fire in the plant with two injuries and requested the first alarm stage at the Suncor Fire Station. Medic 13 arrived on scene and began patient care. Battalion 21 arrived on scene and assumed command. At 11:19 Suncor Command requested a major incident tone with a working fire and multiple injuries. Medic 13 and Ambulance 24 both transported patients to University Hospital. Engine 22 linked with Suncor firefighters and assisted with fire attack. Battalion 11 arrived on scene and gave a CAN report to Suncor Command reporting a working fire, unknown if there is any product involved, all valves had been shut with the exception of one that had been burned through, and crews remained fighting the fire in a defensive strategy from the east side with no additional needs. Engine 22, Engine 23, and Suncor handled the fire with the trailer mounted unit and hand lines. At 12:38 Suncor Command called scene stable and released all companies in staging with the exception of Battalion 21 and Engine 22 who were requested to remain on scene by Suncor. Command was terminated at 12:48 and both remaining units were released by Suncor.

Medical Response:

South Adams County: Engine 22

Adams County: Medic 13

Reported Fire Response:

Suncor Energy Fire Department & Emergency Services: Command 1, Pumper 1, Pumper 2 & Utility 2

South Adams County: Battalion Chief 21, Engine 23 & Tower 24

Platte Valley Ambulance: Ambulance 24, Ambulance 27, & Ambulance 22.

Adams County: Battalion Chief 11, Engine 13, & Truck 11

Special Call:

South Adams County: Bureau 23

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