Fire & Life Safety
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Your Fire & Life Safety System serves as a vital part of a commercial real estate building’s readiness plan. Code, training and equipment are all integral to ensuring that the system will function properly when a crisis occurs.
In honor of 9/11 and National Preparedness Month, today’s blog post focuses on risk management. Does your property have an effective emergency response plan in place? Below is our checklist to see if your business and tenants are truly protected should a crisis arise. If less than five apply to you, it may be time to make a change.
The property manager that prepares ahead of time for weather-based emergencies is the property manager with happy tenants- and software is often the key to both preparedness and efficient crisis response.
It’s a new year and new you – with the same need to improve operations and tenant service. As we shelf 2012 and delve into 2013, here’s a look back at our most popular educational content and resources from the past year.
Halloween, a day characterized by lit candles inside vegetables, marked the last day of Fire Prevention Month. Why not end it with a non-fire starting bang? You can’t just prevent fires by being a wet blanket – you need to follow codes and standards, brush up on safety information, train your team, and conduct routine maintenance and inspections. It’s a lot more to cover than a blanket can handle, which is why I’m going to break it down for you. With help from Cintas Corp’s article on Fire Readiness and a recent interview with Peter Harrod, VP of Code Consulting and Fire Engineering Services at Cosentini Associates, I’ve gathered 7 fire prevention best practices for property management professionals.
FACT: 2011 saw more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record. Storms such as Hurricane Irene battered the U.S. East Coast while southern tornadoes brought devastation from Missouri to Alabama. Don’t wait until you are hit by a Black Swan Event – take steps to prepare your building before the unexpected occurs.
Do you know the Fiery Five? No, they don’t occupy an attractive, elite table in cafeteria, but checking them out will be much more rewarding. They represent our latest and greatest in educational resources to help you properly assess and optimize your Fire & Life Safety systems. Not lighting your fire? The importance of Fire & Life Safety improvements can be summed up in four words: property loss and occupant injury.
Are you hanging on to a dinosaur of a life safety system? Avoid extinction and prove that you are up to snuff with the codes and standards. Fire Protection Engineer, Peter Harrod of Rolf Jensen & Associates, shares his insights in our recent webinar, Conquering the Code! Assessing the Condition of Your Fire & Life Safety Systems.
Fire and Life Safety systems are in place because unplanned incidents and mistakes happen. Those mistakes shouldn’t be the way you use your system. Here are the Top Ten mistakes to avoid:
In 30 minutes, you will learn how to: Implement an Assessment of Condition of your Fire & Life Safety Systems, Plan the forward thinking changes that will attract and retain tenants, Avoid the 10 biggest Fire & Life Safety management mistakes, and more!
Our team spent the last month scouring industry sources for the top components to Implementing a Successful Emergency Readiness Plan… and we’ve put it all in a checklist!
Refresh your crisis communication and pre-emergency planning for 2010. Are your Risk & Life Safety Plans gathering dust? When an incident occurs, are you prepared to communicate critical information to occupants, managers and first responders?Join us for a complimentary webinar presented by guest speaker David Howarka, Executive Vice President of Real View, LLC, and learn […]
We all know that Fire & Life Safety planning saves assets and lives. Is your emergency response pre-plan up to par? If your plan is gathering dust in a file cabinet, it may be time to review its effectiveness. Does your plan cover the following general areas? Additionally, your pre-plan should provide the following information […]