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Posted by: Chris Laney on March 19, 2019
A fire in any dwelling can be scary and chaotic. When it happens in a place of business with groups of strangers, chaos and confusion can become the leading emotions. A plan for evacuation is the best way to keep everyone safe and minimize damage to the interior and exterior of the building.
Creating a fire safety plan is simple if you follow the proper steps!
There are different ways and places in a business where a fire can occur. If you are creating the escape plan for fire safety, it is important to identify and consider each of them. Here are a few questions to think about.
Since cooking is the number one reason for business fires, forbidding certain high-risk items like hot plates, microwaves in offices or at desks, and other appliances like exposed toaster ovens is the start to preventing a fire caused by cooking.
When a business fire breaks out, most employees will turn to leaders for instructions. Knowing who is clearly in charge is important! Consider putting the following in place:
During a fire, the Assistant Fire Warden is responsible for contacting employees, customers, and emergency services. This person must be comfortable delivering the message regarding the fire at the business and should be reliable and have the ability to act quickly under pressure.
A communication plan should include where the fire originated and how to proceed with evacuation. The message needs to be redundant and broadcast through multiple channels.
Each fire evacuation plan requires a primary and secondary escape route, and all should be clearly marked. Large offices should have multiple plans posted in different areas, and all employees needs to be aware of the evacuation routes.
While fires are never something anyone wants to experience, if you are properly prepared for a fire at your business, you will keep everyone safe and sound. If you do experience any type of fire damage to the interior or exterior of your building due to fire damage, it is time to call in the professional restoration team at Water Out.
We know the stress of working with insurance companies, contractors, and restoration businesses and bring together all these things in one team. Our focus is to keep you moving forward and bringing your business back to normal as quickly as possible. Call us today and learn more about our fire restoration services for businesses in Fort Wayne, IN!
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