Residents escape burning condo building despite not having fire alarms

Residents escape burning condo building despite not having fire alarms | #TpromoCom #Fire #FireAlarm #LifeSafety | WEST BEND, Wis. — All residents escaped a fire at a condo complex despite there not being a fire alarm system. The fire broke out about 1:20 a.m. Friday at the building on North River Drive in West Bend.

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Editor’s Note: As a former fire technician and alarm dealership owner/manager, I fully understand the issue of fire code and the fact that landlords that build only have to maintain their buildings to the code that was in force at the time they were constructed. However, on a personal level, I often wonder if there’s a better way.

I do not advocate changing the rules as they are because a landlord should not be legally challenged to follow changes in local fire code. Every time there would be a minor change, they’d be required to adjust their units accordingly, and although that would not be a bad thing for the tenants, it would cause undo financial hardship on many of those that rent because such changes in construction would ultimately fall at the feet of all those who rent from them, and that is the way it must be.

I believe that communities share in the responsibility to find an equatable way to provide incentives to landlords who take the initiative to bring their facilities up to present day fire code. Perhaps that can be accomplished through tax breaks, or perhaps through rate adjustments on water and rubbish pickup.

Yes, it will mean compromise in that the community at large will realize a loss of revenue, but there simply must be a way to make this happen without driving landlords out of business. For all of us to sit by and criticize a landlord for not having installed fire alarms in a 1980-built condo when he followed all the rules at the time will accomplish nothing.

It’s time that all of us put some skin in the game by sharing in the solution to this ongoing problem. —Al Colombo

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Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market

Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market | #TpromoCom #Fire #LifeSafety #FireCode | The global fire safety equipment market size is expected to reach USD 105.92 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc.

Fire notification appliances such as this one are commonly required by the local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

Strict government regulations and mandates concerning workplace safety are expected to be the key factors driving the market. Increasing awareness about the benefits of installing fire safety and security equipment and demand for state-of-the-art fire protection equipment are also expected to fuel the market growth.

Transition towards the installation of technologically advanced fire detection systems, and eco-friendly fire suppression agents is also expected to support the market development over the forecast period.

The advent of smart fire suppression and detection systems, and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the wireless integration of such systems, along with the enforcement of various safety and building codes, and increasing fire safety expenditure by enterprises are several other factors responsible for market growth cited by Grand View.

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Audit Finds NYC Schools Unprepared for Emergency Situations

#Audit Finds NYC Schools Unprepared for #Emergency Situations | #ESC_LLC #School #Security #Safety | An audit of NYC schools’ safety plans found missing floor plans, unarmed door alarms, and a lack of drills and coordination, among other things.

According to the release, the state’s Department of Education has not been strict in requiring schools file safety plans on time and policies do not routinely align regulations with state requirements.

The assessment looked at safety plans of 25 of the city’s 1,800 schools run by the DOE. It found missing floor plans, unarmed door alarms, radios that were turned off or were not working, and a lack of drills and coordination, among other issues.

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Hartford Fire Marshal wants landlords, facing arrest over safety violations, to turn themselves in

Hartford Fire Marshal wants landlords, facing arrest over safety violations, to turn themselves in | #TpromoCom #Fire #Landlord #Arrest | Safety violations at several Hartford apartment buildings have prompted the Fire Marshal’s Office to seek arrest warrants for two landlords, including a property owner recently found in violation of his $750,000-a-year contract with HUD.

Martin Rothman, identified by fire officials as the owner of Barbour Gardens, is being asked to turn himself in to the State’s Attorney’s Office over several alleged deficiencies, including not having a fire alarm system for two of the four buildings in the 1960s-era, 84-unit complex. Fire inspections also found the Section 8 project had broken doors, blocked hallways and exits, and improper storage of flammable liquids, according to Deputy Fire Chief Alvaro Cucuta.

Barbour Gardens is owned by a company called ADAR Hartford Realty LLC, based in Suffern, N.Y., though fire officials say Rothman lives in New York City.

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Restaurant Fires Can Mean the End of a Thriving Business

Restaurant Fires Can Mean the End of a Thriving Business | #TpromoCom #Restaurant #Fire #ESC_LLC | Over the past week or so there have been more commercial kitchen fires across the United States than you could ever imagine, and many of them will end up closing forever. What a shame when you consider that they were all once thriving businesses.

John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio.

“If you own a restaurant, it’s important that you understand how unfortunate that a devastating fire can be, not only for you, but also for those men and women who work for you,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio.

Your employees earn their living through the work they do in your food establishment. Through their job, food makes it to their family’s table, cars and trucks are purchased on a regular basis, kids eventually go to college, and retirements are often bolstered. Unless you do your homework now by having the right insurance; attending to ongoing maintenance issues; performing routine inspections; and having a quality, well-installed kitchen fire suppression system installed, all of this could go up in flames without any prior notice.

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The Cure for a Quick Comeback From a Restaurant Fire

The Cure for a Quick Comeback From a Restaurant Fire | #TpromoCom #Restaurant #Fire #Business | When a kitchen fire in a well established restaurant burns out of control, the outcome is all too often lost business, lost employees, and a lengthy comeback. The question is, how can you, as a restaurant owner, reduce the devastation, thus shortening the time it takes to rebuild and return to the successful business you once had? The quick answer is not to have one at all, but that’s not always possible.


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“The answer to that question is how well the fire protection company installed the fire suppression system that protects your kitchen appliances from fire,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with Electronic Systems Consultants of Greater Ohio. “If they did their job right, it will only be a few minutes until the fire is extinguished, thus shortening the time before your operation is back to normal. On the other hand, if they didn’t do the job correctly, then the period of burn can be considerable, which could result in the complete destruction of your restaurant.”

The key to quickly knocking a fire down in a commercial restaurant kitchen involves three important things:

  1. Having a quality fire suppression installed that includes electric and/or gas shutoffs.
  2. A nozzle inside the ductwork and hood.
  3. Proper ongoing maintenance.

Number 3 includes checking the operation of the fire suppression system as well as the proper operation of the hood system and the exhaust duct that carries combustible fumes outside the restaurant.

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