ABSTRACT

Industrial Plastics Fire: Major Triage Operation, Flint Township, Michigan [November 29, 1988]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"On Tuesday, November 29, 1988 a fire occurred in a one-story Flint Township, Michigan factory that made polyurethane automobile bumpers. Chemicals used in manufacturing the bumpers and a large quantity of the bumpers burned. The fire resulted in about 96 people being checked at the hospital and the destruction of part of the metal building housing the factory, at a loss of $3,000,000. The primary problem in fighting this fire was' toxic smoke and the problem of having to access the fire from downwind. A county 'fire coordinators' system of incident command was successfully used to coordinate the activities at the fire and an evacuation of 150 people."

Report Number:
Technical Report Series, USFA-TR-025
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Date:
1988-11-29?
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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application/pdf
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