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Industrial Firefighters Ready to Help Communities Battle COVID-19

IFW survey shows 37% willing to lend personnel to volunteer, municipal departments understaffed due to viral pandemic

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Warehouse Fire Damages German Plastics Plant

Firefighters fought the flames for two hours before gaining control.

Firefighters Extinguish Factory Equipment in Wisconsin

Stubborn flames required a mutual aid request to neighboring firefighters.

Gun Factory Catches Fire in Connecticut

The two-alarm blaze drew responders from three agencies, including the North Haven Fire Department.

Crucial Communication Enhances Mutual Aid

Firefighters — industrial and municipal — must know what special hazards lay in wait.

Paper Mill Fire in Germany Draws Major Mutual Aid Response

The initial emergency call was routed through the company's control center 20 kilometers away.

Fire Reported at Connecticut Soil Reclamation Facility

Fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at a Connecticut plant specializing in recycling soil contaminated with non-hazardous materials. The plant was not operating at the fire.

Small Fire Disrupts Ohio Auto Plant

An enclosed grinding-cutting machine at an automotive plant caught fire Tuesday morning, but was quickly extinguished.

Concrete Plant Burns on New Year's Eve

Bitter cold and icy conditions hindered firefighters battling a fire at Haas Sons concrete plant in northwest Wisconsin on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

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Training to Utilize Outside Resources

Every team that is tasked with the responsibility of emergency response faces the likelihood of one day being overwhelmed when confronted with a major or large scale incident.