National Fire Prevention Week 2011 is October 9 – 15 and we strongly encourage all of our clients and partners to educate themselves on the importance of fire prevention and preparedness. To help our clients educate the residents and tenants of their buildings on the dangers of fire, we have compiled a number of resources designed with the target audience in mind.
Fire Prevention Week 2011 commemorates the Great Chicago Fire that occurred on October 8-9, 1871. This was a two-day fire that killed more than 250 people and left more..
Have you ever wondered what your fire safety responsibilities are as a building manager? The City of Calgary and Calgary Fire Department have outlined their requirements and time frames of how often each maintenance item must be completed.
The Fire Prevention Bureau, a Division of the Calgary Fire Department, has prepared a pamphlet listing the fire safety equipment maintenance requirements that are found in Division B of the Alberta Fire Code (AFC) (2006) for all existing buildings.
If you require clarification on any section of this..
Sprinklers are the most important part of a fire safety system and should be checked frequently. By Alberta Fire Code a sprinkler system must be inspected at least four times per year by a qualified technician.
While most buildings stay up to date on their annual sprinkler inspections because they are done concurrently with their fire alarm inspections, many building managers are unaware that they are not meeting the minimum requirements of the Calgary Fire Department. Certain aspects of a sprinkler system need to be checked weekely and..
Out of all the hazardous fires that erupt in Canada, it is estimated that 17 % are started deliberately. This intentional destruction of property is called arson and it poses a serious threat to occupants of multi-residential buildings.
The effects of arson can range from increased insurance premiums and decline in property values to serious injury and loss of life.
Arson can also be difficult to prosecute due to the limited amount of physical evidence surrounding the incidents. Uncontrolled arson, along with other serious crime, creates..
Don’t forget about your fire alarm system when you are upgrading your elevators. The new elevator code requires signals from the fire alarm system in a very specific way. In most cases you will need to upgrade your fire alarm system as well.
Old Codes & Elevator Homing
In the old days we could just capture the elevator on any fire alarm and bring it down to the main floor.
This prevented people from using the elevators in a fire alarm situation. There have been many documented cases of people taking the elevator to the fire floor..