Peroni brewery fire
On Friday 25 July 2008, a fire broke out at Peroni’s Bari brewery in southern Italy at 10.15am. Everyone on the premises was immediately evacuated and this potentially disastrous event was swiftly dealt with. Very soon after the start of the fire, an internal communication confirmed that all staff members were safe.
Disaster was averted by effective procedures and the prompt actions of the staff. The contribution of Bari employees was recognised when the restored areas were reopened. Part of the inauguration was a presentation of awards to allow the company to express its gratitude to its employees and the local community. Commemorative plaques were given to four employees who particularly distinguished themselves by their courageous response. The inauguration was timed to coincide with the Italy vs Ireland football match in Bari to which all 150 employees were invited.