October is Fire Prevention Month, a time when public service departments across the nation join forces to spread the word about fire safety. Everyone should know the basics of how to prevent fires, but business owners should be very informed. Owners are responsible for the building and the people inside, and it is crucial to be aware of how to prevent fires to keep the building and occupants safe. Also, while it is important to know about fire prevention, it is also important to have a response plan in place in case a fire ever breaks out in the building.
Fire Safety- Emergency Response Policies and Training
Fire prevention month is the perfect time to train and inform your building occupants what to do in case a fire ever breaks out. Building owners have the responsibility to ensure that fires are dealt with efficiently and safely by having a plan in place and by training everyone in the building for fire prevention, response, and evacuation. When developing a policy, consider asking yourself these questions:
- Do occupants know how what fire hazards are and how to prevent them?
- Under what conditions should an evacuation take place?
- Does everyone know the evacuation path or where the emergency exits are located?
- Where are the extinguishers and other safety equipment located?
- Does any critical equipment need to be shut down or activated in the event of a fire?
Fire Prevention- Inspection and Testing
According to the United States Department of Labor, over 40 percent of all companies that experience a disaster – including a fire – never reopen. And even if they do reopen, more than 25 percent of those companies close within two years. Monthly or annual inspections and testing is the best form of fire protection best defense against system failure, providing you with the peace of mind you need to operate your business securely and efficiently.
Your company should be prepared with every form of fire protection at every stage – from design to installation to inspection and repairs. With over 80 technicians trained and experienced in testing all types of fire protection systems, Fireline offers complete inspection and testing services for fire alarms, sprinkler systems, special hazard suppression systems and restaurant hood suppression systems. We also inspect, service and recharge portable fire extinguishers and provide complete fire pump testing services as well as foam system testing and analysis.
Fire Prevention and Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your rental property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and properties from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our wonderful customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.