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Firepoint: February 2020 Bulletin 250

Posted by Firepoint on 2020-02-12 13:21:30 EST

Approval and Implementation

Newly constructed buildings which are deemed under the fire code as requiring a fire safety plan are to have an approved version in place prior to the occupancy of the building. In some cases, fire officials may authorize that a draft version of the fire safety plan be implemented at the building while they review the submitted copy.
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Firepoint: January 2020 Bulletin 249

Posted by Firepoint on 2020-01-09 11:14:03 EST

Managing Fire Hazards in Buildings

Whether for a newly constructed or existing building, a major objective of every building management team is to work towards developing checklists which will prevent outbreak of a fire. For those fires which arise unexpectedly, the risks may be significantly reduced by addressing hazards well in advance.
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Firepoint: December 2019 Bulletin 248

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-12-16 11:06:54 EST

Fire Safety Manuals

Whether an existing or newly constructed building, each fire safety plan is a comprehensive set of documents which will be referenced on numerous occasions over the years. This “go to” manual for fire safety provides the site plan which outlines the fire routes, floor layout schematics and directional pathways to the exits.read more...

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Firepoint: November 2019 Bulletin 247

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-11-29 15:59:53 EST

Building Evacuation Solutions

Although, without a doubt, workplace building fires have the possibility of exposing occupants to dangerous situations, this threat may easily be compounded by fear or confusion that put them at further risk. read more...

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Firepoint: October 2019 Bulletin 245

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-10-31 12:48:42 EDT

Innovations in Fire and Smoke Detection Reduce False Alarms

It has often been said that just because building occupants can’t see flames or smell smoke, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t an emergency fire situation. Nevertheless, recent advances in software allow building fire alarm system technology to deliver faster, dependable and stable methods of fire and smoke detection which are also less prone to create unwelcome false alarms.

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Firepoint: September 2019 Bulletin 245

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-09-25 09:53:09 EDT

Ensuring Smoke-Free Passage During A Building Evacuation

Ultimately the objective of evacuations when a fire strikes in a building is to ensure safe passage of occupants to the outdoor assembly areas. Of course, the start of any fire in a building must be detected as quickly as possible, and certainly before it can make the means of escape unusable. read more...

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Firepoint: August 2019 Bulletin 244

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-08-28 15:33:48 EDT

Fire Hazards in a Building

Whether in an industrial or residential occupancy, fire emergencies can occur at any time throughout the building without notice. In some cases, fires lead to distressing aftermaths. It is the responsibility of the business operators and/or the building owners to ensure that any potential fire hazards are identified, and to implement preventive measures to reduce, if not avert, the chance of fire occurring in the first place. read more...

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Firepoint: July 2019 Bulletin 243

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-07-26 09:46:53 EDT

Building Fire Evacuation Measures

Although a typical fire safety plan contains a broad range of requirements, its main emphasis is to provide building operators and managers with the evacuation procedures needed to minimize the threat conditions occupants or employees may encounter during a fire emergency. read more...

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Firepoint: June 2019 Bulletin 242

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-06-17 10:35:20 EDT

Safeguarding Building Occupants

Unfortunately, no one can predict when a fire emergency will present itself. It is critical for the building owner and/or business manager to maintain a current fire safety plan, as the lack of a current plan could result in a host of severe repercussions. read more...

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Firepoint: May 2019 Bulletin 241

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-05-15 15:36:38 EDT

Safe Means Of Occupant Evacuation

Whether for a commercial or residential high-rise, public assembly or industrial building, fire safety planning is the top priority for the building management and business owners alike. Where applicable, they must prepare their on-site supervisory staff in case a fire situation occurs on the premise. read more...

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