Cast & Crew
Chemical fires burn hotter, faster and more explosively than any other type of fire. With 30,000 new chemicals invented each year, each fire can be more dangerous than the last. The program reveals how firefighters and Haz-Mat crews prepare for the next chemical blaze. In Texas, leading instructor Donny Boggs puts new recruits through a simulation of a nighttime chemical plant blast. Flames quickly surround trainees as high pressure gas valves explode in a chain reaction. In England, scientists investigate the devastation caused by exploding gas tanks in order to design safety exclusion zones around sites of future tanks. The program also features interviews with firefighters who recount some of their closest calls with toxic blazes.