Polygon completed an office fire project for the Town of Ashland, New York after a fire devastated the building on January 10, 2010. The electrical fire started in a supervisor’s office and spread through the rest of the building. The offices were located in a relatively new steel, stand-alone structure.
The fire created an oven-effect and trapped the local emergency response vehicles inside and the steel structure. Neighboring fire departments aided the firefight, which lasted hours. The building suffered intense fire, smoke and soot damage. Although the vital statistics and hospital records were safe because they were stored in a fireproof room, critical emergency response documents (like EMT logs), court files, fire department records, deeds, mortgages, photos and other important documents suffered damage because of the fire. Polygon was able to salvage and restore at least 98% of the fire and water-damaged documents.
Business continuity plans included relocating government offices to a temporary location, and the fire department fellow department’s vehicles.