Entries by Hannah Lee

Crisis Communication Plan

If an emergency occurs, the need to communicate is immediate. An important component of the preparedness program is the Crisis Communication Plan. A Crisis Communication Plan is an established set of guidelines on how to communicate with employees, clients, and the media. Adhering to the plan protects the company and employees, and effectively allows the situation to be contained. Continue Reading →

October is Fire Safety Month

October has been designated “Fire Safety Month” to commemorate the infamous Great Chicago Fire that occurred in October of 1871. More than 300 people died in that fire and almost one-third of Chicago burned. Out of the Chicago ashes grew the realization that stricter building standards, with special attention to fire safety, should be included in future building construction. That was then....this is now: In 2017, fires caused 3,400 civilian deaths and 14,670 injured in fires across the US: 77% of those fires occur in residences. Continue Reading →

Fire Protection Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month, a time when we should all be aware of ways to help learn fire safety. Continue Reading →

Fire Extinguisher Inspections & Testing

Annual Inspection CertificationFire extinguishers must be certified annually in accordance with local, state, and national codes and regulations. This is a thorough examination by a licensed FireExtinguisher Inspector. The certification process requires inspectors to verify the extinguisher is fully pressurized, free from damage, and weighed appropriately. Annual inspections also require a pull test on the pin and seal replacement—this must be verified with a dated inspection tag. If the extinguisher fails to meet these requirements, itmust be replaced. Continue Reading →

Concussions: More Common Than We Realize

A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump,blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow tothe body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. After a concussion,some people lose consciousness for a short time. However, most concussions donot result in a loss of consciousness. Doctors may describe these injuries as “mild”because concussions are not usually life-threatening. Even so, their effects can beserious. Understanding the signs and symptoms of a concussion can help you getbetter more quickly. Continue Reading →

Hurricane and Flood Preparedness

As the United States and Mexico prepare for the hurricane season, we already have a major storm approaching the east coast with others in the loom. In addition, China prepares as a monster typhoon approaches. Preparing for a hurricane / typhoon can be challenging securing your property and making plans but after things are secured, take shelter elsewhere. The best plan is to leave the area, with the advanced notice and hold up somewhere safe. During a hurricane there is usually very high winds, heavy rains, lightening and the creation of tornadoes. All these can cause serious injury and many times death! Continue Reading →