Encouraging and Supporting Behaviors That Impact Fire Safety

Make investments in training that help your employees and members to have a positive impact on reducing the likelihood of fire situations.  What actions should employee/members take to reduce the likelihood of a fire occurring in your facility?

  1. Identify the hazards and high risk locations in your facility.
  2. Identify the high risk times and identify those that are at high risk of becoming victims.
  3. Select and focus on a specific audience to impact the areas and people you learned about in the identification phase.  Are there community resources you can use to aid you in your action plan?  This approach will help you figure out the costs and the benefits of your program.
  4. Design your message content.  The format and the delivery system of your message content will be different for differing audiences.
  5. Maybe you want to offer fire prevention training or get the assistance of fire public educators.
  6. Evaluate your fire prevention program.  Does the program have the desired impact?  Are employees propping open fire doors.  Do people leave materials in the aisles that block egress?  Is all fire safety equipment in working order?

The investments you make will give you the returns you are seeking.


About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at sysmanemerconsult@aol.com. I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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