Wisconsin: Hazmat Fire Destroys 7 Structures At Washington Township Waste-Handling Site

Jay K. Bradish opens a series of case studies of hazardous materials incidents by describing the response to a fire that destroyed seven buildings, 18 storage tanks and seven trailers.


Hazardous Materials Case Studies: Mitigating Dangerous Incidents Fire departments respond to a wide variety of emergencies involving hazardous materials. In these case studies Firehouse® examines the challenges faced by firefighters and their commanders when they were called to hazmat...


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Support agencies that assisted at the scene were the American Red Cross; Eau Claire City/County Health Department; Eau Claire City Public Works Department; Eau Claire County Emergency Management; Eau Claire County Highway Department; Department of Homeland Security; Occupational Safety and Health Agency; Salvation Army, Washington Township government officials; Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation-Fire Investigators; Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs-Emergency Services Coordinator; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Wisconsin DOT/State Patrol and Wisconsin Emergency Management.

The company plans to rebuild the business at the present location. Plans call for fire suppression systems and a fire-resistive structure.