Fire and Life Safety Program

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Unformatted text preview: " ! + " "! " - . ! "( " " )" ! (" " ' " $ + " " ' ! ) " " FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM Emergency Procedures Training As you develop and maintain your Emergency Evacuation Plan, your employees must receive training on all elements of this plan upon its initiation. Thereafter, new employees must receive training when first hired. Additional training is necessary only when an employee’s required actions under the plan change, or when there are changes to the plan. Public Assembly Emergency Procedures Training for Employees and Volunteers Employees of assembly occupancies must be trained in Emergency Evacuation procedures and practice this training during drills. They must also be instructed in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers and other manual fire suppression equipment, where provided. See “Fire and Life Safety Planning & Management Guide for Public Assembly Events,” page 78, below, for further information. % FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM Fire Safety Inspections The Fire Prevention Bureau will conduct a comprehensive fire safety inspection of all commercial buildings on a re-occurring schedule to ensure compliance with applicable fire codes. There is no fee for the inspection if no Fire and Building Code violations are found. Any violations of the Fire Code are noted and the building owner/representative receives a Notification of Violation(s) letter containing the Fire and Building Code references of the deficient items. There is a fee for the inspection time in the case of violations. Fire Hazards in Buildings Fire hazards can range from popcorn in a microwave oven to flammable liquids stored in a laboratory or garage. The practices and procedures discussed below are designed to reduce the potential for fires in commercial buildings by controlling combustible materials, reducing ignition sources, and ensuring that means of egress are properly maintained. See “Identifying Common Fire Hazards,” page 7, above, for common fire hazards. Fire Safety...
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