Supporting local emergency forces

A close dialogue with local emergency forces and mutual aid agreements are typical of many Brenntag sites around the world. In North America and Latin America, for instance, we provide local fire brigades as well as police and emergency services with financial support and equipment and make available to them our expertise and our sites for seminars and joint rescue exercises.

In October 2018, the Brenntag site in Dos Hermanas, Spain, was one of the main participants in a major emergency drill initiated by the Andalusian regional government in Seville. With over 100 operatives from various organizations involved, the drill practised the implementation of an external emergency plan for industrial parks, which will come into force in the event of serious accidents involving hazardous substances.

The experience gained by Brenntag here has made the company an ideal partner to organize the Dominican Republic’s first competition for company fire brigades together with the country’s ministry of Labor in 2017. As part of this nationwide event, Brenntag Caribbean was able to pass on its expertise to over 60 participating companies.

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