Nationwide Partners with EnforcerOne to Protect Agriculture Customers

EnforcerOne provides firefighting solutions for emergency scenarios in industries ranging from agriculture to motorsports.

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Nationwide (Columbus, Ohio) has undertaken a partnership with EnforcerOne (Peachtree City, Ga.) to help the insurer’s agriculture customers to take a proactive approach to fire defense. Through the partnership, EnforcerOne will provide discounts on its Enforcer fire suppression systems and FIREBULL firefighting concentrate.

Established in 2011, with more than 30 years of firefighting experience, EnforcerOne provides firefighting solutions for emergency scenarios in industries ranging from agriculture to motorsports. The company’s portable Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) can quickly and efficiently extinguish fires with minimal water and utilizes GreenScreen Certified non-hazardous, non-toxic, fluorine- and PFAS-free FIREBULL firefighting foam.

Brad Liggett, President, Agribusiness, Nationwide

Nationwide’s agriculture insurance customers can now receive a 20% discount on the following EnforcerOne and FIREBULL products:

FIREBULL Easy One-Touch Fire Extinguisher 23.80z: a 1:B rated personal fire extinguisher designed for easy application and extinguishment of fire outdoors and around the house using a signature firefighting foam.

FIREBULL AB: UL Classified firefighting concentrate for use in Enforcer systems and other brand firefighting equipment to suppress Class A fires (brush, wood, hay, etc.) as well as Class B fires (flammable liquids and fuels). Also available in a freeze-protected premix to -40C.

Enforcer AIR 3: an extremely versatile and portable, three-gallon firefighting system that utilizes high energy compressed foam technology with a dedicated refillable air tank.

Enforcer 10: a heavy duty 10-gallon portable firefighting system that utilizes high energy compressed air foam technology to produce 200 gallons of finished firefighting foam. UL 711 20: B certified.

To illustrate the utility of the EnforcerOne fire suppression systems, Nationwide cites a recent case involving a Montana farmer, as related by the farmer’s son: “My father was out in the fields baling hay when a fire broke out behind him and quickly spread to the baler. He remained calm and immediately put his Enforcer 10 in service to extinguish the baler fire and create a safezone to evacuate the equipment. He’d never operated the CAFS device before; I’d just explained it to him once. Without EnforcerOne, we could have had a devastating outcome.”

Nationwide notes that there are an estimated 20,000 agricultural fires each year, emphasizing the need for fire safety awareness and planning.

“Fires continue to be a leading cause of dangerous and costly accidents on farms, but they can often be prevented with simple and affordable measures,” comments Brad Liggett, president, Agribusiness, Nationwide. “Our partnership with EnforcerOne further strengthens Nationwide’s commitment to safety and prevention for our customers, adding these state-of-the-art fire suppression devices to our array of tools and resources they can leverage to safeguard their operations, equipment and livelihoods.”

The partnership with EnforcerOne adds to Nationwide’s existing suite of fire prevention solutions and resources available to agriculture customers and agents, which includes HAYTECH hay bale monitors, PrevTech electrical monitoring systems, Teledyne FLIR thermal imaging cameras.

“EnforcerOne is proud to partner with Nationwide to protect lives, livestock, and property by reducing accidental and costly agriculture fires,” Ron Thames, president of EnforcerOne and developer of Enforcer CAFS and FIREBULL Fluorine Free products. “Equipment fires lead to expensive repairs and production downtime, while crop fires impact customers’ ability to produce and deliver during the most important time of the year.”

“EnforcerOne has a years-long history of providing unique fire suppression offerings for fire departments but this partnership places easy-to-use firefighting equipment directly in the hands of customers to quickly extinguish fires in their incipient stage, which minimizes fire department responses to agriculture fires and allows agriculture customers to get back to work safely and quickly,” Thames adds.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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