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How pre-fire planning can save your property

November 29, 2013

Planning ahead can make a huge difference in the outcome of a fire. By understanding in advance the construction, occupancy and layout of a burning building, the decision-making process of commanding officers becomes streamlined and far more effective.

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Pre Fire Planning

Pre-incident planning should be a joint venture between the fire department and the property management team. A fire officer may be the expert in fire safety and fire fighting, but the property management personnel are the experts on the building. The planning process must necessarily be collaborative and on-going. Building owners and managers should be prepared to fulfill their roles in the joint venture, and they should expect responsiveness and professionalism from fire department representatives in developing a plan. A successful collaboration can save lives and preserve property.

How pre-fire planning can save your property

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