Classic Fire + Life Safety, an industry leader in the fire protection and life safety industries, launches this weekend a campaign to help raise awareness on the importance of commercial fire prevention. Planned to coincide with Fire Prevention Week, October 9 to 15, the campaign aims to remind Canadians that non-residential fires can be prevented and better managed to help save lives, property, and livelihoods.
This year, Classic FLS wants to share the residential fire prevention week spotlight, and raise awareness of the need for businesses to take fire protection seriously.
“Even with the Fire Code being widely enforced, we still see many businesses forgetting about the important role that they play in the fire safety of their businesses,” says Chris Berwick, Vice President of Service at Classic Fire + Life Safety. “Just like our students are getting back into the school mind-set, this October, we want to remind businesses to get into the fire prevention mind-set and ensure that they are doing the important daily checks and inspections that will keep their property, and the people in them, safe.”
Annually for the past 100 years, the National Fire Protection Association has organized Fire Prevention Week to help educate Canadians on fire safety. This year’s theme is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”. The NFPA reported almost 500,000 fires between 2015 and 2019, nearly 115,000 of them in non-residential buildings.*
“Installing necessary structures and systems to prevent fires is key to ensuring the safety of buildings,” says Dave Widdis, Regional Service Manager at Classic FLS. “And that is key to offering staff and customers a safe environment in which they can grow.”
The fire prevention experts at Classic Fire + Life Safety have provided some reminders on what businesses must do to be code compliant, and fire safe:
With more than 35 years of experience as a trusted fire protection contractor and service provider, Classic Fire + Life Safety helps more than 14,000 buildings across Canada stay safe every year.
* The NFPA reports 113,899 fires between 2015 and 2019 in non-residential buildings.