The Valero Benicia Refinery became world champs with their first place in the 7-man Heavy Rescue Challenge at the International Rescue and Emergency Care Association (IRECA) competition. The IRECA hosts 150 responders from seven different states for this educational emergency response program, of which the Valero Benicia Refinery has been a proud participant since the 1970s. In addition to their first place honors, Valero also took 3rd place in the Basic Life Support and 3rd place in the 4-man rescue competitions. Congrats to Chief Joe Bateman and his crew!