Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BOMA San Francisco Members Learn About High-Rise Emergencies & How To Maintain Control

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BOMA San Francisco Members:

An incident in or around your commercial high-rise building can escalate and make for a chaotic situation. This is true regardless of the type of emergency: a fire; demonstration on your sidewalk; or, an earthquake.  Indeed, BOMA San Francisco members recently learned how to maintain control on the property during any emergency at a FREE workshop.

This event, produced by BOMA San Francisco Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) members delivered important information to high-rise building owners, managers, security directors, and vendors that conveyed the importance of devising a plan to:
  • Make the most appropriate decisions in an emergency;
  • Enhance communication with tenants, visitors and emergency responders;
  • And, maintain thorough records for insurance purposes.

BOMA members also learned about the importance of an Incident Command Center (ICC) model as a way to respond any emergency effectively.  Using examples from real incidents, Lee Yurman (above and at left), Security and Fire Safety Director for the Post Montgomery Center, explained how they use their ICC to plan and train for the best outcomes to the worst situations.

Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop and stay tuned for more free preparedness educational opportunities from the EPC in 2014.

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