Helping communities recover

Manufacturers donate time and equipment

Ashleigh Petersen
After a disaster strikes, help often comes from many places — neighbors lend a hand; companies donate food, water and other necessities; and volunteers travel across the country to help. Several manufacturers and suppliers in the equipment and event rental industry have found a variety of ways to help out.

Fire in the night

Ashleigh Petersen
One evening, a passerby noticed flames visible at an empty job site. She quickly called the fire department, which showed up in short order.

Minimizing fire risk

Tips for keeping a rental store safe

Ashleigh Petersen
In 2019, there were an estimated 110,900 nonresidential fires which led to 100 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries, according to data from the U.S. Fire Administration.

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