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.
Have you heard of OR PRIMA? The acronymn stands for the Oregon Public Risk Management Association. Whether you have heard of this organization or not, if your responsibilities include any level of risk assessment, preventon or management then you may find benefit in the upcoming one day 2017 OR PRIMA Spring Conference. The theme of this years conference is Emerging Trends In Risk Management, if you would like to attend you will need to register and pay through the website.
April 21, 2017 - 830am - 300pm
The Oregon Garden
879 West Main St
Agenda will include the President’s Welcome delivered by Jamie Iboa of the City of Eugene. Presentations will include:
Why You Need Cyber Liability Coverage - Dominic Keller, VP, Willis Towers Watson
This presentation will provide a background on cyber risks, key insurance coverages available, and best practices to prepare for claims and to maximize recovery.
Employment Retaliation - Haley Percell, Litigation Services Attorney, Oregon School Boards Association Lucy Schwallie, Pre‐loss Attorney, Oregon School Boards Association
Employment claims are very expensive because they typically end up in federal court and you lose the protection of the Oregon Tort Claims Act. The current trend in employment claims are retaliation claims and this session will focus on strategies that can help you mitigate your exposure.
Homelessness: Challenges for Public Entities - Panel Discussion: Lieutenant Chris Baldridge, PIO, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; Marc Jolin, Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services; Brad Taylor, City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Homelessness effects public entities in a variety of ways. Typically, health and human services organizations are at the forefront of the issue given their mission. However, homelessness effects other organizations such as law enforcement, parks and recreation, and schools and educational facilities. This panel discussion will give an overview of challenges around homelessness from differing perspectives within public entities, address best practices, and provide a framework for developing policies and programs. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and discuss homelessness issues both with the panel members and in an open forum.
Thank you to all our hard working members who make the effort to keep our local connection strong. Together we continue to build a network of resources within the local facilities management community. As we look forward to continuing to build in 2017, we will close the year by taking a look back at all we have accomplished together.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Joe McCormack with Lane Transit District, our topic was Annual Facilities Management Budgets
Social: Our first social was held at The Barn Light East
Meeting: Thank you to our host Ryan Anderson with General Services Administration (GSA - Federal Courthouse), our topic was Security and Safety for Facilities Managers
Meeting: Thank you to our host Jill Sibbald with Pacific Continental Bank, our topic was Preparing and Presenting Budgets. Meeting recap HERE
Meeting: Thank you to our host Tamara Miller with Peace Health, our topic was Parking and External Spaces. Meeting recap HERE
Meeting: Thank you to our host John Marshall with Eugene Water and Electic Board (EWEB), our topic was Handicap Fixtures & Accomodations. Meeting recap HERE
Announcement: We are official, LFMC has a website - www.localfacilities.com is launched with a generous support from BELFOR Property Restoration as our first website sponors
Resources: Simple Guide to Your Emergency Supply Kit from University of Oregon Enterprise Risk HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Rich Minkler with First Baptist Church of Eugene and our special guest was Debbie Janecek of the Eugene Police Department Crime Prevention Team to discuss community partnerships with EPD. Meeting recap HERE.
Resources: Recap of resources available through Eugene Police Department Crime Prevention Team HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Tom Holmes with Oregon Community Credit Union, our topic was Windows and Glazing for the Facilities Professional. Meeting recap HERE. Interview and member highlight with Tom Holmes HERE.
Resources: LFMC article Question of the Week: How to Network with Facility Management Peers published online with Facility Executive Magazine HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Rex Fox with Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU), our topic was Design for Safety Without Compromising Beauty. Meeting recap HERE, we also experimented with our first meeting video recap HERE.
Article on this topic Safe and Beautiful, Addressing Risk Without Sacrificing Vision HERE.
LFMC article Local Networking in Smaller Communities published online with Facilitiesnet HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Bill Wanner with The Eugene Mission, our meeting was a tour of the facilities and discussion of their recent kitchen fire, meeting announcement HERE. Meeting recap HERE (includes video).
Resources: Interview with NFMT Vegas 2016 Organizers HERE. Keep this FREE event in mind for your facilities education and networking for 2017.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Angela Peacor with Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), our topic was Human Resources Tips for Facilities Professionals. Meeting recap HERE (includes video).
Article Taking Charge In Underserved Local Markets, was featured in This Week In FM
Unexpected and much appreciated shout out from Fatemeh Fakhraie for Local Facilities Manager's Connection (LFMC) content value while she delivered her keynote speech on content marketing at Emerald Marketing Association HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Tamara Miller with Peach Health, our topic was Leasing Tips and Traps for Facilities Managers. Meeting recap in Tweets HERE.
Interview with Michelle of Restoration & Remediation Magazine HERE.
Article published in print edition of FM World Powerful Points For Your Next Presentation
Meeting/Social: We had planned for a tour and social at Ninkasi Brewing for our end of the year meeting but had to postpone the event due to weather and response concerns for many of our members. Stay tuned for reschedule of this event.
LFMC News and Updates:
NEXT LFMC Meeting - Thursday 01/19/17 @ Northwest Christian University - Access Controls
Thank you to this month's sponsor - BELFOR Property Restoration – it's that time of year for the frozen pipe warnings, should something pop in your facility BEFLOR is ready to assist you in recovering from the resulting water damages - Call BELFOR 541.726.9905
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