2020 has seen unprecedented damage due to fires. Fire never stops searching for a source of ignition, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2018, fire found its way inside businesses 56,000 times — resulting in billions of dollars in property damage and numerous injuries and deaths.
During 2020 Fire Prevention Week, October 4–10, 2020, SMACNA Premier Partner Federated Insurance is encouraging businesses to stay vigilant and be on the lookout for fire hazards.
Throughout the week, Federated will be connecting policyholders to a variety of information and tools to help them “Find Fire Before Fire Finds You.” Resources include:
Industry-specific fire hazard checklists
An interactive employee training poster and presenter’s guide
A fire hazard identification challenge
An informative video
Access to a variety of additional risk management resources focused on fire prevention
Federated clients are also encouraged to receive personal consultation on fire prevention topics from the knowledgeable risk consultants in the Federated Risk Management Resource Center.
Peruse the research report on Fire Loss in the U.S. During 2019 for the National Fire Protection Association.
View America’s tribute to fallen firefighters. Premieres Sunday, Oct 4 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Help spread the facts about fire prevention and safety with these social media resources. Use hashtag #firepreventionresources.
Encourage at least one member of your team to become a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).
Designate Safety Coordinators
Designate several safety coordinators on state who are responsible for ensuring the safe, timely and orderly evacuation should a fire occur at your business or on a job site.