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Firepoint: Bulletin 254 July 2020

Posted by Firepoint on 2020-07-17 17:29:53 EDT

The moment the fire alarm system has been activated, it is of the utmost importance that all elected building supervisory team personnel react immediately and carry out their roles and responsibilities. Based on whether the fire alarm panel is a single or two stage system, the approved fire safety plan establishes specific evacuation procedures for the supervisory personnel, the current occupants of the building, and those persons requiring assistance during a fire emergency.read more...

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Firepoint: June 2020 Bulletin 253

Posted by Firepoint on 2020-06-24 12:17:06 EDT

Whether a newly erected or aging structure, the evacuation (or evac) sequence of operations programmed into the fire alarm system will determine the required evacuation strategies. These strategies are to be carried out by building supervisory personnel in the event of a fire emergency on the premise. The elements of the evacuation procedures, the fire alarm system operational features, etc. are only a few of the key ingredients that must be included in the fire safety plan. An approved fire safety plan is required in order to obtain occupancy of the building upon completion of construction.read more...

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Firepoint: May 2020 Bulletin 252

Posted by Firepoint on 2020-05-22 15:35:35 EDT

Fire Safety Plan Pre-Review

As building management firms begin to restore their full operational abilities during these unprecedented times, focus is being directed to ensure that the maintenance checks and tests are being implemented to the fire protection and life safety systems in their commercial, industrial and multi-occupancy residential buildings. Without question, confirming the monitoring station signaling is of key importance as this network transmits data commands to dispatch the fire services in the event that building fire alarm or sprinklers have been activated.read more...

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Firepoint: March 2020 Bulletin 251

Posted by Firepoint on 2020-03-06 11:04:46 EST

Evacuation Readiness for Building Occupants

No matter the type of building, whether it is recently constructed or an aging structure, property operators and managers may be faced with a potentially risky fire emergency. Add to the mix unexpected situations, such as when building occupants are in a state of panic which affects their safe evacuation from the building.

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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 246

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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