Local Facilities Manager's Connection (LFMC) had a great turn out for our first lunch meeting of 2017 with several new facilities professionals joining the discussion of Fire and Life Saftey Systems. BELFOR Property Restoration was our location host as well as our lunch host, many thanks to their organization as a foundational resource supporting the creation and maintenance of LFMC. Our meeting was also enriched by a presentation from Mark Dahl who is a deputy fire marshal with Eugene / Springfield Fire, many thanks to him for sharing his insight and resources with our group (read more about Mark in our intro article HERE).
Recap in tweets from the meeting:
Thank you Mark with Eugene / Springfield Fire for sharing with LFMC today on Fire & Life Safety for facilities, maintenance and risk management professionals. Fire & life safety preparation essentials - awareness, education, commitment & being pro-active
Detection & lessons learned from recent hash oil explosions, what to look for with regards to how this becomes dangerous. Lessons learned from The Eugene Mission fire (LFMC recap from meeting at this location HERE), spontaneous combustion for facilities managers
Questions about tampering with fire alarms for housing facilities & property management related to detection & prevention. Questions about spontaneous combustion in bark mulch & landscaping fires for facilities #FM
Partner with local fire marshals office on education & prevention for facilities, maintenance & risk professionals. Top 4 commercial fires in Oregon 29% cooking related, 12% intentionally set, 9% careless acts / human behavior, 9% heating related
Goes without saying but - treasure & love your life safety systems, maintain them regularly. Test systems & evacuation quarterly
Eugene / Springfield Fire Dept Community Risk Reduction Program priority of working smoke alarms in every residence #Collaborate. Oregon residential fire fatalities smoke alarms present in 49% of cases but only 27% were working at time of fire - partner w community
Question about oils at home, recommendations & if you do a lot of it then invest in a metal waste bin with closing lid. Material combustion risks low, moderate, medium, high & extremely high, know the potential of your products
First thought when you hear "fire marshal" 1) #FireMarshalBill & 2) hide the extension cords -#Partnership. Call local fire marshal as a partner to review fire & life safety for your organization, educate on code, prevention & remedies
Question about exit signs & when they have to be lit. Answer depends on occupancy & other factors. When in a new place such as theater or hotel, familiarize yourself with the emergency evacuation plan & mentally prepare #prevention
Mark Dahl forwarded his power point presentation for our group as well as his document outlining what is spontaneous combustion (see both below).
May news & notes:
Our next meeting, Thursday, May 18th, 2017 (8-930am) will be hosted by Matt D with Lane County. Our topic for discussion will be “Out with the Old, In with the New: Modernizing for Efficiency”. LFMC meeting will include a tour of a recent custom sheet metal project that has made changing filters on the two large air handlers serving the Public Service Building much, much easier and less expensive along with a few similar upgrades that have assisted with simplifying preventative maintenance as well as ROI. Stay tuned to our LFMC MEETINGS page for more information.
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