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Fire Safety 101: 5 Essential Precautions for Your Business

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As a business owner or manager, your greatest responsibility is to protect the safety of your employees. This makes it essential to develop a fire safety plan that includes:

Alternate Escape Plans

Your first order of business should be to find at least two routes for escaping your building. You need more than one in case the fire blocks one of them. Once you’ve found these routes, hold regularly drills where your employees can practice using them.

A Meeting Place

Once you escape a burning building, you need to determine how many people made it out and tell the fire department to look for anyone who didn’t. The easiest way to do this is by designating a meeting place for everyone who escapes. You’ll then know to look for anyone who doesn’t arrive.

A Recovery Plan

Even after the fire is out, a burned building is still dangerous. It is important to find a professional recovery service with the skills to clean up smoke damage, eliminate structural problems, and make sure the air is clear.

ServiceMaster of Buncombe County has the skills and experience to get your business back up and running quickly and efficiently after a fire. For more information on surviving and recovering from office fires, contact us today.


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