By Jennifer Williams
EHS Program Manager
When a fire happens at your facility are you truly prepared? Have you worked with and developed a relationship with your local fire department or do you just rely on “cookie cutter” emergency response plans? According to the National Fire Protection Agency statistics there are 37,000 industrial fires per year that result in 18 deaths 279 injuries and 1 billion dollars in direct property damage.
As a safety professional we are focused on preventing fires. However, if any error’s occur in that system or natural event strikes your facility, are you and the fire department prepared to keep the impact low to your site and the community around you?