Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) provides valuable resources through the unique concept of ownership by its members, including, state of the art fire protection, prevention, inspection, hazard mitigation, state of the art training, and technical support services.
RTFC, also known as “Fire Company,” was established in 1948, in the wake of the Texas City, Texas disaster, and today is the largest non-profit industrial firefighting group in the United States. The Fire Company’s goal was to provide fire department services to The Port of Corpus Christi and the related refining and petrochemical port industries.
After completion of the training facility in August of 1995, RTFC applied and was granted a 501(c) (4) non-profit status from the IRS.
RTFC currently protects over 60 individual facilities owned by 13 different corporations. They operate as a “cooperative” company as the Fire Company is funded by its members
The Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) Through the unique concept of ownership by its members, RTFC provides state-of-the-art industrial fire protection, prevention, inspection, hazard mitigation, Training Services, In-Plant Services and technical support services. As a company, RTFC has responded to thousands of fires, hazardous materials releases, rescues and medical emergencies throughout the oil, petrochemical, pipeline and port facilities of its members.