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How To Prepare Your Business for a Fire

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

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How to Prepare for a Fire in Your Business

All businesses should have fire insurance. However, just purchasing insurance isn't enough to fully protect yourself from a business fire. These steps can help ensure that you are prepared.

1. Make a Fire Plan
The first step in the fire preparation process is to create a fire plan. Getting everyone out of your building safely is the priority of a fire plan. Drill all of your employees on fire safety procedures and make sure everyone knows how to safely get out of the building. Post signs in prominent areas advising any customers or other guests in your building what to do if a fire happens. If you need some help identifying the best escape routes, talk to the fire marshall in Chandler, AZ, or your building's property manager.

2. Train Your Employees on What To Do During a Business Fire
Start by telling your employees to stay calm and call 911. Conduct a minimum of one fire drill per year and regularly test your fire alarms, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers. Offer a first aid class for employees and teach all employees where fire extinguishers are and how and when to use them. Make sure your employees understand that different types of fires, such as electrical or grease fires, require different approaches.

3. Make Sure You Have the Proper Equipment
Make sure you know the fire code in your area and that you have enough fire extinguishers, fire alarms and sprinklers for your building. This equipment can often douse small fires before they spread and cause extensive fire damage. Keep a fully stocked first aid kit in an easily accessible location. Make a list of emergency contact numbers, such as the fire department, police, your insurance company, the hospital and fire restoration services.
Proper preparation can help your business be prepared if a business fire happens. The better prepared you are, the less damage you are likely to have.

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