For apartment buildings and other residential occupancies, a level 3 informational fire and emergency guide is required. The owner of a residential building must prepare a fire safety guide that is in compliance with the requirements made from the Fire Department and distribute to all occupants of the building. The owner of the building should also prepare, post, and maintain all fire safety notices that come about. It’s crucial that all residential occupants are aware of the fire and emergency guide put in place so that there is no confusion in this type of situation. The fire safety guide should inform occupants of the building’s construction, fire protection systems, and evacuation procedures in the event of a fire in the building. The Safety Group is always staying up to date with the rules and guidelines of New York City and we can help you design and implement your Level 3 information fire and emergency guide.
How Informational Fire and Emergency Guides Can Increase Safety
Informational guides and notices for residential occupancies are crucial to the overall safety and protection of the occupants when it comes to emergency situations. Effectively communicating the fire safety plan will allow all residents to become aware of the procedures and feel safe knowing that an in-depth plan is in place. Often, residents don’t think about emergency situations and what they would do, however being prepared is the best way to avoid injuries and fatalities. By posting fire safety notices in the common area of a residential building, occupants will have the full knowledge on the situation and know exactly what to do if an evacuation is necessary.
There are basic fire prevention and fire preparedness measures that can be taken in residential buildings for everyday protection. Every apartment should be equipped with at least one smoke detector and regularly tested to ensure that it works when an emergency does occur. Keep matches and lighters away from children always. Familiarize yourself with the building layout and know where all stairwells and fire escapes are located. This should be reviewed with members of your household annually to remind them of the importance of preparation. Do not overload electrical outlets in your unit and make sure to replace cords that are frayed. By following these basic fire prevention tips in your household, you can ensure that emergency situations will be handled with the proper knowledge to avoid injuries.
At The Safety Group, our main focus is always the safety of our clients and we are always working within compliance to city standards when designing fire safety plans. Our team stays up to the date with evolving changes in building and safety codes and we encourage the regular maintenance of fire safety practices. Contact us today to learn more about the different emergency action plans and how to ensure that your building is staying in compliance to the requirements of the city. Fire safety preparation and awareness can save lives!