FIRE at Niles Michigan Composites Plant

Responded by The Salvation Army EDS

ACTION LOCATION: 3rd & Fort St. Niles, MI

VICTIM INFORMATION: Michigan Composites

RESPONSING AGENCIES:

  • Niles (Michigan)Fire Department
  • Niles Township (Michigan)Fire Department
  • Howard Township (Michigan)Fire Department
  • Clay (Indiana)Fire Department
  • Buchanan (Michigan)Fire Department
  • Buchanan Township (Michigan)Fire Department
  • Berrien Springs (Michigan)Fire Department
  • Niles Police (Michigan)
  • SMACCAS Ambulance
  • Edwardsburg (Michigan) Fire Department
  • Galien (Michigan) Fire Deaprtmen
  • Eau Claire (Michigan) Fire Department
  • Hazmat Team from Niles
  • Hazmat team from Berrien County

TSA NEDSRT MEMBERS INVOLVED: Jim Mahler, Colette Scott

ACTION DETAILS: Captain William Walters was Contacted by Fire Department Dispatcher at 07:47.  Captain Bill who was on vacation (furlough)called Jan Nowak Social Worker to call out Jim Mahler and Colette Scott.  The canteen arrived at 08:30 and was placed at Third and Fort.  12 Families were evacuated because of the danger of the chemicals.

During the deployment, the following items were served:

  • 70 Breakfast McDonalds Sandwiches
  • 80 Sandwiches for Lunch
  • 42 Snacks
  • 47 Bottles of Gaterade
  • 42 Bottles of Water

CANTEEN/GENERATOR STATISTICS:

Canteen Miles: 14 Miles       Generator Hours: 7 Hours

Upon completion, the Canteen was returned to the Niles Corps where it was cleaned and restocked at 15:45 hours.