• Fire Prevention Week
    October 8th - 14th

    Every Second Counts:
    Plan 2 Ways Out!

    Brooks Equipment joins the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in promoting this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week:
    Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

    To learn what you can do to promote this year’s theme with your customers, read below. To learn best practices in evacuating your homes, in case of fire, Click Here!

    Become a Safety Resource for Your Customers

    Download our checklist and start ensuring your customers are code compliant, adhere to the FEMA Chain of Survival guidelines, and have at least 2 evacuation routes planned and posted.

    Apartment Building

    FEMA Chain of Survival

    Safety to life does not depend solely on any single safeguard.

    Fire can move very fast, which is why it is important for your customers to understand the illustrated FEMA Chain of Survival as well as proper safety procedures and products related to evacuating a building.

    Chain of Survival 1
    Call the Fire Department
    Chain of Survival 2
    Defend in Place
    Chain of Survival 3
    Fire/Smoke Alarm Sounds
    Chain of Survival 4
    Supression System Activates
    Chain of Survival 5
    Sprinkler System Activates
    Chain of Survival 6
    Fire Department Responds

    According to the NFPA, a successful, balanced fire protection plan should be designed so that reliance for safety to life does not depend solely on any single safeguard. Additional safeguards shall be provided for life safety in case any single safeguard is ineffective due to inappropriate human actions or system failure.

    Proper Procedures and Products
    for Safe Evacuation

    Did you know that a fire can prevent safe evacuation within 2 minutes, depending on the source of the fire and other factors, such as building materials and air flow?

    This is why understanding which products your customers need to stay safe is important and why having an evacuation plan is key. In addition to providing your customers with the products, they need to stay compliant.
    Ask them about their evacuation plan and be more than just a supplier, be a resource!

    Every building should have evacuation plans placed in all common areas.
    All building occupants should regularly review the posted evacuation plans.
    The evacuation plan should be practiced twice a year.
    Part of the evacuation plan should include every building occupant having two ways of exiting the building in case of an emergency.
    There should be a common meeting place outside where building evacuees meet during a fire emergency.
    Employees, customers and other building occupants should never re-enter a burning building.
    All exits and paths to exits should be clearly marked with proper-working exit signs and emergency lights.
    Every building should be equipped with proper-working smoke alarms.
    Where required, fire doors should be present. Where not required, fire doors should be considered.
    Every building should have the correct suppression equipment; which may include portable fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, automatic suppression systems, and fire hose.
    Fire extinguishers should only be used when the fire is in its beginning stages and does not block the path to exit or when it is necessary in safely exiting the building. The fire department should always be called before attempting to put out a fire.

    Checklist to Share with Your Customers

    Education and Planning are Great Ways to Increase Safety and Your Bottom Line.