BASF Makes $9,00 Donation to Converse Fire Department

Converse Fire DepartmentCONVERSE, S.C. Dec. 10, 2020 — BASF’s site in Converse, South Carolina has donated $9,500 to the Converse Fire Department for training equipment that will help the department improve readiness among its firefighters.

The donation will cover the Intelligent Training System Base Unit, 7x7 Smart Extinguisher, and transport case for the equipment. The system will allow firefighters with the Converse Fire Department to train in various locations and stage different situations to diversify training opportunities so firefighters are prepared to handle any real fire situation.

“Converse Fire Department would like to thank BASF (Converse) and their staff for the donation of $9,500 We look forward to the continued partnership with BASF for fire safety education throughout the community. This much-needed donation will purchase a fire extinguisher prop which will educate our firefighters, local business partners and the citizens of the community on the proper way of using an extinguisher in an emergency situation,” said Converse Fire Department Chief Chris Weathersbee.

“At BASF, we are committed to supporting our community, and with this donation we are proud to support our partners with the Converse Fire Department,” BASF Converse Site Manager Jerome Kirkland said. “We are grateful for the work the Department does within our city and we look forward to our continued collaboration.”

BASF is currently hiring. For more information about open positions and BASF in South Carolina, visit

About BASF in Converse
BASF’s site in Converse in one of six BASF sites in South Carolina. The Converse site employs 68 employees and contractors. It is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metal refining facility. BASF customers use those products to produce a wide variety of products including pharmaceuticals, water treatment media for the removal of lead, arsenic and other impurities from drinking water, for fertilizers, herbicides, auto-emission catalysts, plastics, fragrances and more. For more information and a site fact sheet, visit

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18.4 billion in 2019. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS), and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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