The revelations underscore the absolutely crucial need for taking all necessary precautions, including regular inspections, to protect buildings and their occupants from fire.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2016
A December 8 CNN article reveals how an Oakland warehouse where 36 people lost their lives this month had not been inspected for fire safety revelations in some thirty years, despite years of complaints – including one just three weeks before the devastating fire. Los Angeles based Fire Protection Group Inc. notes that the revelations underscore the absolutely crucial need for taking all necessary precautions, including regular inspections, to protect buildings and their occupants from fire.
The fire protection firm notes that inspections are one of the most crucial aspects of preserving a building’s fire safety. This includes steps to prevent a fire, to slow or stop a fire’s spread should it occur, and to allow occupants the ability to escape a blaze with maximum speed and safety. This means that numerous steps must be taken, from Reg 4 and NFPA 25 inspections to ensure that anti-fire sprinklers are fully functional, to ensuring that all the needed fire escape ladders, fire pumps, and other systems are in place and fully functional at all times, says Fire Protection Group.
The group adds that building owners and managers have a moral, legal, and financial responsibility to make sure that all buildings under their supervision are completely fire safe. As the Oakland incident illustrates only too clearly, allowing buildings to go uninspected and lacking in upkeep with regard to fire safety can have deeply tragic consequences. Moreover, even when no lives are lost and no injuries result, a fire can still be ruinous financially. Not only in terms of loss of property, some of which might be irreplaceable, but also in terms of liability, says Fire Protection Group Inc.
Fire Protection Group Inc. notes that not all cases are as obvious as the Oakland fire. Sometimes, even seemingly well-maintained buildings may delay inspections. They add that, while basic fire safety in these buildings may not have been ignored to the same dramatic degree as the Oakland warehouse, subtle safety breaches in any building can be a genuine cause for concern for anyone charged with the safety of a building and its occupants.
Readers who interested in learning more about the work of Fire Protection Group, Inc. are encouraged to reach out to it at (888) 251-3488. The public is also invited to visit the firm’s web site at http://www.firesprinkler.com/. The firm notes that, considering the gravity of fire safety issues, a phone call to their offices may be one of the most important calls an owner or manager will ever make.