Fires are occurring with increasing frequency in the solid waste and recycling industry. While fires are a serious safety risk to facility personnel and emergency responders, they pose an administrative risk as facilities struggle to keep or renew insurance policies. Learn how developing a fire mitigation plan and training can help prevent fires and keep them from escalating by identifying gaps in knowledge, resources, and communication between facility managers and emergency responders.
Jeff Phillips‘ presentation at the Colorado SWANA 2022 Conference will provide an update on fires within the industry so we can learn from other events (the good and bad). His presentation will also cover the benefits of having a fire mitigation plan, developing the plan and its components, the unique safety risks solid waste facilities pose to emergency responders, strategies to engage emergency response managers, and suggestions on how to “train the plan.”
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Breakout Session 12: Landfill Operations, 1:15pm-2:45pm