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Carl W. Anderson, CFPS
President and CEO

Carl W. Anderson is the Senior Consulting Partner and the President and CEO for PetroSafe Technologies, Inc. He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist and a petroleum industry safety, fire protection, emergency response and disaster management professional with more than 48 years of experience. Mr. Anderson began his career at the Citgo Refinery in Lake Charles, LA in 1968 where he advanced through the job ranks to become the Manager of Safety and Fire Protection for seven years prior to his departure in 1985. Before joining PetroSafe, Mr. Anderson served for fourteen years as the Corporate Fire Operations Manager and Fire Chief for the U.S. Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities.

Mr. Anderson has been actively involved in the NFPA standards process and has served as a voting member of the NFPA Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices; responsible for writing the 1992, 1996, and 2000 editions of NFPA 600, Standard for Industrial Fire Brigades, and NFPA 601, Standard on Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention. As a professional and recognized leader in industrial fire fighting, training, incident command, and disaster management, he has written several papers and often serves as a featured speaker at professional conferences and expositions throughout the United States.

Mr Anderson is a Senior Advisor, a former Conference Chairman and a Certified Master Instructor with more than 36 years of service at the Texas A&M University - Annual Industrial Fire School. He has five years of service as an instructor for the Louisiana State University Industrial Fire Chief’s School. He has also served a principle member of the Oklahoma State University, International Fire Service Training Association, Industrial Validation Committee, responsible for approving the curriculum package and writing the industrial training manual, Incipient Level Fire Brigades. More recently, Mr. Anderson has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Texas A&M University in the Weapons of Mass Destruction – Incident Management program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


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