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Firepoint: October 2016 Bulletin 211

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-10-14 14:09:34 EDT

Occupant Evacuations from Buildings

The one of the first priorities of building operators is to ensure that all occupants have safely exited the building in the event of a fire emergency. It stands to reason that the fire code regulations direct so much attention to the safe means of occupant evacuation, maintaining clear paths of escape, ensuring there are a sufficient number of suitably protected exit ways and emergency backup lighting to illuminate the building exit routes. Without question, building occupants must know the location of all emergency exits and alternate paths to safety.read more...

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Firepoint: September 2016 Bulletin 210

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-09-21 08:56:14 EDT

Reliable Back-Up Power Systems

During the recent hot weather spells, reports streamed from various parts of the province regarding power outages whereby thousands of customers were suddenly faced with no electricity. For most, having no electricity turned their world into total upheaval as they began their long hot wait till the power was restored. read more...

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Firepoint: August 2016 Bulletin 209

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-08-22 14:10:14 EDT

Fire Safety Plans: Preparation for Occupant Evacuations

As outlined in the provincial regulations, once a fire emergency is underway within a building there must be a safe means of evacuation for all occupants. Building management must maintain clear paths of escape, a sufficient number of suitably protected exit ways, emergency lighting, and signage. read more...

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Firepoint: July 2016 Bulletin 208

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-08-08 11:49:53 EDT

Starting Points for Updating Your FSP

Although a fire safety plan (FSP) bears the stamp of approval and/or letter of acceptance as meeting the requirements under the local City Authorities, a building operators responsibility is far from over when it comes to implementation. Regardless of whether the building has a newly-approved FSP or one which is already in place, building operators and representatives are responsible for ensuring that all applicable requirements are followed at all times.

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Firepoint: June 2016 Bulletin 207

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-06-15 10:47:28 EDT

Starting Points for Updating Your Fire Safety Plan

Over the few past weeks, several of our readers have written to inquire which sections in their fire safety plan require regular updates. Given that the Fire Code states that all fire safety plans are to be reviewed at intervals of no greater than twelve months, some advance preparation may help in the management of this important task. read more...

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Firepoint: May 2016 Bulletin 206

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-05-18 08:25:08 EDT

Priorities in Fire Safety Planning

In the event of a fire, whether it occurs at the workplace or in the home, the priority is to ensure that everyone can quickly reach a place of safety. Putting out the fire is a secondary concern. The greatest danger from fire is the spread of flame, heat and smoke, so the main question is whether the existing means of detection discover a fire and raise an alarm in time for all occupants to escape safely.read more...

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Firepoint: April 2016 Bulletin 205

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-04-20 10:24:07 EDT

Fire Evacuation Procedures and the Role of Designated Fire Wardens

It would be very convenient if all buildings required the same set of fire evacuation procedures. While there are common elements in all fire evacuations, the actual procedures are always customized for each building. This is due to the fact that there is such a diverse range of buildings, types of occupancies and occupant loads.
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Firepoint: March 2016 Bulletin 204

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-03-22 10:33:07 EDT

Preparing for an Emergency Fire Evacuation

The start of any fire must be detected as quickly as possible, and certainly before it can make all escape routes impassable. In some circumstances, particularly where building occupants are located away from the origin of the fire and there is a reasonable possibility that it could spread, this means that the fire must be detected and occupants alerted within the first few minutes of ignition. read more...

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Firepoint: February 2016 Bulletin 203

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-02-26 14:28:30 EST

The Road Map to Fire Safety

It certainly is no wonder that a fire safety plan is one of the most comprehensive set of documents in the building. Some would have it be called a safety road map as it describes the occupant evacuation procedures, and contains schematics of the site plan, fire routes and floor layout drawings. read more...

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Firepoint: December 2015 Bulletin 202

Posted by Firepoint on 2016-01-14 10:37:23 EST

Fire Watch Procedures for Buildings

An approved fire safety plan does contain guidelines in the event that the automatic fire systems are off-line for any reason whatsoever, and a description of the fire watch procedures to be implemented immediately. In other words, whenever critical fire and life safety equipment in a building is temporarily out of service, building operators are to commence fire watch procedures


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