Are you Prepared for a Fire Evacuation 

Be Ready Be Prepared Be Safe 

Local authorities are in charge with fire safety may conduct regular inspections for such items as usable fire exits and proper exit signage, functional fire extinguishers of the correct type in accessible places and proper storage and handling of flammable materials.  Depending on local regulations a fire inspection may result in a notice of required action or closing of a building until it can be put into compliance with fire code requirements.  

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the process.  The GeoFocus Group can provide fires safety plans, fire inspections to ensure your in compliance with the fire safety codes.  We can assist with providing your management team with daily, weekly, monthly checklist so you can eliminate and potential risks or hazards.   

So often one may forget to do a walk through of his/her building, but one should assign one-two person to assist in this task.  Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly inspection will assist in the maintenance of a building envelope.  Proper signage by an elevator “in case of fire don’t use stairs” “call 911” it’s imperative to inform anyone who is coming in and out of the building what to do in case of a fire.   

Emergency procedures to be used in case of fire, including how to:  

  • sound the alarm, stay calm 
  • notify the fire department, building or business officials, or other designated staff as specified in the plan (e.g., all telephones on site should have the emergency phone numbers listed and the address of the property posted close by), 
  • evacuate occupants (e.g., procedures occupants should follow when the fire alarm sounds), 
  • evacuate persons who may need assistance, and  
  • confine, control, and extinguish the fire where possible. 
  • meet in an assembly area where everyone can be accounted  
  • stay calm 

   Everyone in the building should be aware of the following 

  • How, and how often fire drills will be conducted.  
  • Information for any designated staff who have been given fire safety duties and responsibilities. 
  • Organization, education, and training for staff with fire safety duties. 
  • Information and actions to take to prevent or control fire hazards for that building or business, where appropriate. 
  • Other staff education and training that may be necessary. 
  • Detailed maintenance procedures for fire protection systems.  
  • Diagrams and instructions about the type, location, and operation of any fire or emergency systems. 
  • Identification of alternative fire safety measures. 
  • Allow fire department access to the building and to the fire location within the building. 

A few simple steps can change your life.  Be aware of your exit points.  Ensure all safety equipment is up to date and maintained.  Ensure your safety plan is updated and emergency evacuations are in done routinely.  Safety first and being prepared is the smart thing to do.  Stay safe!