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How To Create An Emergency Response Plan

August 31, 2017

1 How To Create An Emergency Response Plan In preparation for National Preparedness Month, happening in September, we will be publishing a series of articles sharing tips for businesses and buildings to create and implement a successful emergency response plan. Whether you’re preparing your first or updating an existing emergency response plan, the basic process…

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We Are All First Responders

August 28, 2017

As our thoughts and prayers go out to those struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s destruction, as we watch images of neighbors helping neighbors, we are reminded of a central truth in emergency preparedness: when we have an isolated emergency at our building, help will arrive quickly.  But in a major regional emergency, no help…

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10 Things to Include in Your Emergency Response Plan

August 24, 2017

In preparation for National Preparedness Month, happening in September, we will be publishing a series of articles sharing tips and tricks for businesses and buildings to create and implement a successful emergency response plan. If you’re a building owner, property manager or you manage a business, an emergency response plan for your building(s) should be…

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Principles of Emergency Response Planning and Training

June 23, 2017

The Big Three.  At heart, all emergency plans deal primarily with the interaction of systems, people, and procedures: Systems are the features and equipment that come into play in an emergency – fire detection and suppression equipment, stairwells and elevators, communications equipment, extinguishers, HVAC, etc. People include trained staff, warden teams, occupants, visitors, and responding…

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After an Active Shooter Event: Post-Incident Considerations for Property Managers

June 23, 2017

With the number of active shooter events up three-fold over the past 15 years, and with the workplace being the number one location for these events, property managers and employers are appropriately concerned about knowing how to respond effectively. While the best protocol for responding to an active shooter event – Run-Hide-Fight – is now…

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Building Information Cards

June 23, 2017

High-rise buildings in most US cities are now required to have a Building Information Card in their fire control room. A recent additional to the International Fire Code, Building Information Cards (BICs) are quick-reference guides for arriving firefighters. When emergency responders arrive at a building, they need quick access to key building data. Does the…

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