I’ve got cut in two, once, and blowed up a time or two, but nothing permanent.

Oil Well Firefighter Red Adair

Oil and gas production is a dangerous business. A single spark can set an entire gusher or reservoir ablaze, while faulty equipment and simple accidents can trigger fiery explosions during transport or refining. Safety precautions and firefighting techniques evolved since the time of the Texas oil boom, but the threat of disaster remains.