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HEALTH & SAFETY

  •   Fire Warden Training

    This program is customized for each building. It is designed to give Fire Wardens an in depth view of the procedures and responsibilities outlined in their Fire Plan.

    The presentation is delivered by a professional Fire Fighter with at least a decade of experience in both firefighting and public speaking and fulfills the obligations of Property Managers for training Fire Wardens.

    This program also covers the building components that are related to emergency situations.

    The following topics are addressed during a typical presentation:

    • Why a Fire Safety Program?
    • Fire Fighting Equipment in the building
    • What you can expect from the Fire Department
    • Liabilities for "Owners" pertaining to the emergency
    • Property Management's responsibilities
    • All life safety equipment that a Fire Warden should be aware of is outlined and discussed using site specific photos
    • Fire hose cabinets are described and an explanation is offered as to why they are not typically an option for occupants
    • Alarm stages and tones are defined
    • Escape routes are identified as well as crossover floors and alternate staircases
    • Muster locations are discussed
    • Building Operations Staff and Security Personnel actions are identified during an alarm
    • The automatic chain of events during an alarm
    • Fire prevention tips for Fire Wardens
    • Procedures for employees requiring assistance
    • Leadership tips for Fire Wardens
    • What will happen if there is a fire as opposed to a false alarm?
    • When the all clear is given
    • Fire Department priorities


    Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation and the instructor will be available to answer any questions afterwards by email through the Property Management.

  •   Supervisory Staff Training

    The design of this training program is to give the supervisory staff (Security, Operations and Property Management) an in depth understanding of the responsibilities outlined in a fire plan. It will give the individuals responsible for attending the fire alarm a full understanding of the Fire Departments needs, motivations and mandates. The presentation is delivered by a professional firefighter with at least a decade of experience in both firefighting and public speaking, who fulfills the obligations of property managers for training their Supervisory Staff.

    The training reviews all building components that are related to emergency situations. This training takes 4 hours and includes a hands on tour of the facilities and equipment.

    This training is often resolving many issues that have plagued security and supervisory staff when the turnover in personnel has resulted in the erosion of experience lost at the site.

    The topics addressed in the training:

    • The Fire plan for the site is reviewed and explained
    • The disabled persons list is discussed
    • Response procedures are discussed and practiced
    • The fire panel monitoring company is discussed if applicable
    • Phone calls to the 911 system and Fire Department are reviewed
    • The Fire panel is looked at and the different sections are identified
    • Single stage vs. Dual stage systems are discussed if applicable
    • Trouble alarms are explained
    • If feasible and properly administered, trouble alarms and fire alarms are then practiced. (notice must be given to occupants in advance)
    • People that are expected to reset the system will then be taken through the reset procedure
    • The different causes of a fire alarm are identified
    • Announcements are rehearsed and if allowed they are practiced live using the emergency paging system
    • Mag. locks, elevators, pressurization fans, and any other procedures such as resetting the system and fixing a pull station, are identified and explained while at the panel
    • The opportunity to have a group discussion on these procedures usually proves useful in finding discrepancies among different shifts
    • The fire fighters elevator is identified. Then emergency and manual recalls and putting the elevator on fire service is explained
    • Elevator emergencies in general are discussed
    • The fire pump room is visited and the components are explained
    • Dry sprinkler systems vs. wet systems are explained
    • Locations of spare sprinkler heads are identified, and installation procedure of a sprinkler head is explained, although this would typically be done by the service contractor
    • Electrical rooms are identified and the dangers of this area are explained
    • Where applicable pool chemical rooms are visited and discussed (the dangers of confined space are touched upon as theses rooms are usually in this category)
    • Emergency generators are visited and discussed
    • The dangers of a gas leak are discussed
    • Gas shut off for building boilers are identified and discussed
    • Fire hose cabinets are opened and discussed (emphasis is placed on why an untrained, unequipped, inexperienced person should not attempt to use this equipment)
    • Siamese connections are located and identified


    The offer is always extended to answer any questions that may come up after we have left the site.

    Optimally the class size should be limited to 20 attendants.

  •   Fire Alarm & Emergency Situation Awareness
    for Building Occupants

    The design of this information session is to give occupants an overview of the procedures and responsibilities outlined in their evacuation plan.

    This program also covers other building components that are related to emergency situations such as power outages, tornados, earthquakes, winter storms, heat waves and fires.

    Building features and equipment that will be employed or affected during these situations will be discussed in the presentation by use of site specific photos:

    • All life safety equipment that an occupant should be aware of will be outlined and discussed using site specific photos
    • Fire hose cabinets will be described and an explanation is offered as to why they are not typically an option for occupants
    • The different alarm stages and tones are defined as well as what announcements would be made and who will make them.
    • What escape routes are available and how they should be used will be identified using site specific photos
    • Unit Fire Plans and muster locations are discussed
    • Building Operations Staff and Security Personnel actions during an alarm will be defined
    • The automatic chain of events during an alarm will be described


    When the Fire Department arrives, the actions they will take are somewhat of a mystery to the lay observer. A detailed explanation of Fire Department priorities is outlined including what will happen if there is a fire as opposed to a false alarm, when the all clear is given for false alarms, when an elevator entrapment occurs and when a medical emergency occurs in the building.

    Any questions regarding life safety in general will be gladly taken from floor and tips on preventing a fire will be discussed.