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BELFOR Partners With ABC To Celebrate Heroic First Responders

When disasters strike, it takes a hero to save the day!

Be sure to tune-in Saturdays on ABC to watch our brand-new educational docu-series, HEARTS OF HEROES! From hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires or flash flooding, each episode educates viewers about the science of extreme weather and disaster preparedness as they witness the heroics performed by first responders to “save the day” in devastating situations.

Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist, joins forces with Sheldon Yellen and the BELFOR Property Restoration team to tell the extraordinary stories of heroes and survivors.

Watch weekends on ABC or online to see the thrilling action of a real-life rescues and the true heroic nature of first responders! 

Check here for local listings and air information.

Hale Library

CASE STUDY
Historic Hale Library - Kansas State University

Hale Library at Kansas State University suffered extensive damage to its structure and contents after an accidental fire on the roof. Within 48 hours, BELFOR was on site to assess the damage.

After the fire it was critical to address the issue of damaged books, especially those that were wet. Hundreds of thousands gallons of water were used in the rescue effort, and that water drained down into different parts of the library.

The restoration of the library was a massive effort. For example:

  • If the average storage box filled with books weighs 15 pounds and a large blue whale weighs 300,000 pounds, then 147,400 boxes would weigh more than 1,105.5 tons, which is the equivalent of more than 7 blue whales.
     
  • If a storage box measures 12 inches and Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet high, then 147,400 boxes stacked on top of each other would stretch higher than 5 Mt. Everests.

To read more about this restoration project, click here.