Posts Tagged ‘Emergency-Preparedness’

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The 2013 Hurricane Season Begins June 1

With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their... [...]

In Ocean Grove, NJ, this storefront faces what's left of the boardwalk there. The Atlantic Ocean is located behind the store.

Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.... [...]

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October 18: Are You Ready To ShakeOut?

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during... [...]

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic... [...]

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wheelock Series EH Speakers by Cooper Notification

For mass notification, these items produce high fidelity sound output in a low profile... [...]

Reducing Wildfire Risk

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) provides advice for those managing small and mid-sized facilities in areas vulnerable to wildfire.... [...]

Introducing BOMA’s New Reference Resources

BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA... [...]

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more... [...]

Lights Out (And Back On) At Candlestick Park In San Francisco

A nationally televised football game was put on hold twice as facilities staff worked to identify the cause of a stadium wide power... [...]

Shoring Up Elevators Before A Storm

Schindler Elevator offers the following tips to consider when preparing for weather related events.... [...]