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DIY Fire Protection Versus Outsourced Fire Protection

October 10, 2023

Via: Waste360

Fighting fires is no easy task, especially a fire that begins within a waste or recycling facility. In this month’s column, I explore why it’s important to be prepared for a facility fire and explain the difference between DIY fire protection and outsourced fire protection.

September 2023 Fire Data

In September, we encountered 29 publicly reported fire incidents at our waste and recycling facilities. Of those incidents, 14 occurred at waste, paper and plastic facilities, 12 occurred at scrap metal recycling facilities and three occurred at organics sites. At Fire Rover, we responded to 350-plus hot spots and/or fire incidents at our clients’ facilities.

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