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3 Tips for Preparing for a Commercial Fire

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Escape Plan with red pen Creating an emergency response plan is the first step

Fire Preparation Tips

As a business owner or manager, you have many responsibilities. The tasks and assignments that take up the bulk of your time are current difficulties or opportunities. However, disaster planning should consume a significant portion of any business’s planning in order to lessen the injury to life and property. Here are three fire preparation tips for your East Williston, NY, business.

1. Create a Plan
Creating an emergency response plan is the first step. All employees need to know what to do in the event of an emergency. All businesses are susceptible to the threat of fire; however, a complete assessment should be done to identify all types of risk. The first priority should always be safety of lives, and the second priority should be stabilizing the incident. Your plan should incorporate specific ways to accomplish these two priorities.

2. Learn from Others
While creating your disaster preparation plan, it’s helpful to learn from the best practices of other businesses. You can turn to helpful authoritative resources such as FEMA and Ready.gov. These agencies have supportive resources to guide you in your fire planning and implementation efforts. Articles and case studies can educate and inspire your business to implement best practices. You can also contact your local fire and police departments and restoration specialists for guidance.

3. Implement Activities
Fire preparation activities should include annual training of employees and spontaneous fire drills. All employees should be familiar with the sound of fire alarms, proper evacuation procedures and outdoor meeting locations. If you want to assign employees to be part of an emergency response team, provide expert training. Employees who have been trained to use firefighting equipment safely, such as fire extinguishers, can drastically reduce fire damage to your building.
Planning is important in all aspects of running a successful business. To adequately prepare your employees and building for a fire, follow these fire preparation tips to mitigate harm to life and property.

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