SFD planning drill at Calumet Refinery on Thursday

SFD planning drill at Calumet Refinery on Thursday
(Photo source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - If it looks like something's going on at Calumet on Thursday morning... it's just a drill.

The Shreveport Fire Department released a news release saying the drill will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Calumet Refinery, at 3333 Midway Avenue.

The simulation will be of a fuel storage tank fire.

The news release reads in part:

This drill allows firefighters train and prepare for fires and emergencies involving large fuel storage tanks. All responders must be familiar with the equipment and safety procedures when responding to this type of low frequency, high risk event. This drill is one way the department assures that first responders are prepared and citizens are safe.

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