"Fire station? A double-row truck is on fire. Send a fire truck to West Port, No.3 Road. Immediately! "At 17:00 on April 22, the fire Station of Fuhai Lianhe Petrochemical received an emergency rescue call.
Back then, a double-row truck full of waste wooden boxes and plastic cover cloth suddenly caught fire on the West Port No.3 Road, Dongying Port. The fire was spreading, and the scorching air and choking smoke made it impossible to get near.
"Unrelated people leave quickly!"
"First remove the wooden boxes and cover cloths that are on fire!"
Among the crowd passing by, a middle-aged man in his forties ran and shouted, rushing towards the burning vehicle. His name is Chen Lei, the chief engineer of the HSE management department of Fuhai United Petrochemical. He had 22 years of experience in fire emergency response, which enabled him to deal with the crisis at once.
Hearing the shout, the driver recovered from the panic, joined Chen Lei to pick up the wooden sticks to push the waste materials on the rear plate of the truck out one by one. At this time, other workers driving vehicles passing by, including Ding Xiangwei from the storage and transportation workshop and Liu Te from the phase III project department, noticed the spreading fire and helped with unloading the flammable materials on the rear plate of the truck.
"Keep driving forward. Keep the fuel tank and tires away from the fire!" Looking at the fire in front of him, Chen Lei realized that the first thing is to prevent the truck from burning, especially, keep the fuel tank from exploding.
Under Chen Lei's commanding, the truck moved out of the fire twice, yet the fire grew stronger under the sea wind. Seeing this, Chen Lei called the nearest fire brigade for help. Ding Xiangwei and other people took off the vehicle-mounted fire extinguishers and sprayed at the fire source. However, the fire extinguishers were not enough to put out the fire since too many materials were already on fire and fire was strong.
The on-duty man who received the call immediately reported to the squad leader Guo Chengcheng and sounded the alarm bell. In less than a minute, a dry powder and foam fire truck and five firefighters were fully armed and rushed to the accident site for rescue.
"Two firefighters put out the fire with water cannons, and others break down the source of the fire." They separate in two teams as soon as they arrive at the site. One team quickly unfolded the fire hose and aimed it at the burning area; the other took the fire hooks to reach out to the burning materials, trying to get them dismantled. In just a few minutes, the raging fire was put under control effectively, and all personnel and vehicles on site were safe. There was no affect to surrounding pipeline corridors, greenery, and other facilities.
"Many thanks to you. I can’t imagine what would become of if you didn’t come to help timely." Two days later, Jiangsu Yanxin Company, whose losses had been recovered, send the banner to Fuhai to express thanks to the firefighters for their act of righteous courage.
“They are doers!”
“Fuhai people are reliable!”
To them, such recognition is the highest award.