Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2018

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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Nonprofi t organizations such as Team Rubicon, AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams, Baptist Disaster Relief Teams, and other organizations train and organize entire chain saw crews to deploy in the aftermath of disasters, knowing the good that fast-moving saws can do. They use their chain saws to clear roadways of trees and trim debris into manageable pieces — ultimately helping crews get power lines back up and running quickly. "These do-gooders — from organized groups to individuals like Sister Margaret Ann who started clearing debris herself in Miami after Hurricane Irma — play a vital role in recovery," said Kiser. "They make it possible for their devastated communities to get back to normal faster." After one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, the steady hum of generators is also part of the post-disaster landscape. When the grid is knocked out by strong storms, generators stay on, powering the heating and cooling infrastructure, as well as communication systems, that communities need. Smaller units power air conditioning or heating systems, appliances, lights, phones and even laptops. Larger backup generators keep emergency response operations INDUSTRY NEWS www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT MARCH 2018 11 IMAGE @ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/SLASHA

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