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Fire Prevention Tips for Dutchess County Commercial Buildings

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

A commercial office building with plumes of smoke coming up from the back. There are a number of ways as a building owner, that you can help prevent fires at your property!

The best fire prevention is to have a plan. As an owner of a building, there are numerous ways to prevent fires in your workplace. Raising awareness and educating the occupants will help keep the place up and running smoothly. Some involve your planning, some need employees or staff members to assist. Having fire prevention knowledge is key.

Check out these tips-

-Have accessible equipment: fire extinguishers, sprinklers, alarms, control panels should be easily accessible.

-Get rid of hazardous materials: Flammables and combustibles need to be disposed of properly.

-Regular Maintenance: Schedule all your fire protection equipment to be inspected and maintained yearly.

-Store safe: Chemicals and other flammables should be kept in a dry, secure room with ventilation.

-Keep It Clean: Clutter is fuel for a fire and can block escape routes. Keep the building neat and tidy.

-Have an Emergency Plan: Make sure all occupants practice fire drills, know the exit routes, can operate a fire extinguisher and know who to call in an emergency.

-Invest in a Security System: Peace of mind, safety of the employees and to help protect against arson are just some of the reasons to have a system installed.

-Smoking Areas should be far away from the building: Provide plenty of ashtrays placed away from the building, have them emptied often.

-Stick with OSHA and NFPA Guidelines for rules and requirements to keep your building up to code for safety.

Accidents happen, disasters strike, things are out of our control. As a Dutchess County building owner, you can rely on SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County to get everything back up and running quickly should you ever experience fire and water damage. We’re here to help 24/7 and will make it Like it never even happened.

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