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Fire Training Investments Could Lower Personal, Financial Risk


In Kentucky, where the Bourbon whiskey industry generates more than $125 million in tax revenue each year, knowing the specific properties of whiskey-related fires is critical to preserving people, product, and property. Earlier this year, 25 volunteer firefighters gathered at a fire station in Lexington, Ky., to receive training specific to fighting whiskey-related fires. But specialized training is not only important in treating alcohol-based fires. Organizations dealing with unique hazards of all kinds should take steps to ensure they are protected in case of an emergency. Assuming the Responsibility of Fire Protection Any organization selling or manufacturing goods assumes a certain level of risk, and it is their responsibility to protect against it. Similarly, fire departments assume the responsibility of protecting people in emergency situations. So, when it comes to properly preparing for unusual or atypical fire risk, who should take the lead? It is not uncommon for organizations to lead this charge,