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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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Firepoint: April 2019 Bulletin 240

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-04-18 15:29:30 EDT

Building Occupant Evacuation Readiness

Fire safety plans do not necessarily have to be lengthy or even complex, however they are to be designed so that they are easily understood and tailored to comply with the fire code that is specific to the building classification.

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Firepoint: March 2019 Bulletin 239

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-03-19 12:46:45 EDT

Planning for Unexpected Building Evacuations

There can be a variety of emergencies in buildings. Disorganized evacuations result in confusion and put occupants at risk, whether in commercial, institutional, industrial and or residential occupancies. Fire evacuations can be one emergency and it is critical that the fire safety plan identify when and how the occupants are to respond, keeping in mind the worst-case scenarios. read more...

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Firepoint: February 2019 Bulletin 238

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-02-21 08:48:01 EST

Building Evacuation of Persons Requiring Assistance

Although changes may not have been made to the physical building over time, changes to the list of building emergency personnel, their phone numbers, and the list of “persons requiring assistance” (PRA’s) may very well be outdated. read more...

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Firepoint: January 2019 Bulletin 237

Posted by Firepoint on 2019-01-23 09:43:23 EST

First & Second Stage Fire Alarm Audibles.

Most building operators can relate to a host of fire alarm conditions which can occur, leading to the evacuation of their occupants whether there was an actual fire situation or false alarm. At the moment the fire alarm system audibles sound, it may not be immediately clear what created the alarm or what was to follow.read more...

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Firepoint: December 2018 Bulletin 236

Posted by Firepoint on 2018-12-20 08:58:02 EST

12-Month Fire Safety Plan Review

As the New Year approaches, some building operators are considering reviewing and updating their fire safety plans. One of the most popular questions which arises is that if no changes have occurred in the building, why is it necessary to review to the fire safety plan. Although changes may not have been made to a building over time, the probability of amendments to the fire code is high. read more...

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Firepoint: November 2018 Bulletin 235

Posted by Firepoint on 2018-11-20 10:24:42 EST

Enhancing Fire Safety Awareness for Tenants

It is of the upmost importance for the elected supervisory floor wardens to be thoroughly familiar with the building fire alarm system and the various tones of the audible devices which may sound in the building. It is the building manager’s responsibility to familiarize all occupants with the emergency procedures, and to provide them with the ability to monitor their own environment. read more...

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Firepoint: October 2018 Bulletin 234

Posted by Firepoint on 2018-10-31 08:50:15 EDT

Identifying the Building Fire Hazards

Identifying the fire hazards in a residential or commercial building in advance is a huge asset to the property management teams as it allows them to implement proactive corrective measures and reduces the overall risks to the building occupants. This strategy becomes one of a property operator’s first lines of defense in safeguarding the occupants and minimizing the property damages. read more...

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Firepoint: September 2018 Bulletin 233

Posted by Firepoint on 2018-10-11 15:26:19 EDT

Fire Safety Plan Annual Review

Depending on their size and classification, some buildings are seemingly in a constant state of change with renovation or construction activities. For this reason, the fire code requires that each building fire safety plan (FSP) is reviewed at intervals of no greater than twelve months. This undoubtedly may seem like a huge task as the FSP can easily run over sixty pages, and a building manager can be overwhelmed with the update process.

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