IC-to-IC Discussion: West (TX) Explosion

June 24, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation launched its Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander (IC to IC) Network in 2020 to support incident commanders involved in a firefighter fatality. Discussion features President Doreen Strickland, Abbott Volunteer Fire Department (TX), who was the Incident Commander of a fertilizer company explosion that resulted in the line-of-duty deaths of 12 firefighters in West, Texas on April 17, 2013. President Strickland will discuss the incident and share her experiences in dealing with the aftermath.

Firefighters Honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial:

Robert L. Snokhous

Honorary Firefighters:

Jimmy Matus

William “Buck” Uptmor


This webinar will be recorded & posted in our Fire Service Resources section following the event.


Ian Bennett
National LAST Coordinator

President Doreen Strickland
Abbott Volunteer Fire Department (TX)

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