Written by admin on January 11, 2016 at 10:49 PM.
Lessons we learned from the massive New Year’s Eve fire in Dubai.
The blaze started in the evening on Thursday, December 31th in the Address Downtown, one of the most upscale hotel and residential skyscrapers in the city. By Friday afternoon, January 1st, there were still “cooling procedures” underway while small fires remained visible from within the building.
According to an article in The National: “Fire consultants and insurers agree that this latest blaze coming so soon after The Torch tower fire in Dubai Marina in March is likely to trigger new fire risk assessments across the emirate on buildings completed before 2012…Insurers will probably be more diligent in their understanding of the exact construction of buildings when assessing risk.”
Fire Risk Assessment Checklist
Although the chance of tower fires is much greater in the developing world, there are plenty of high-rise buildings in South Florida where the risk of fire is certainly present. Here are five steps you can take to help prevent accidental fires:
1. Assess: You need to keep sources of ignition and fuel apart.
2. Plan: Create an unobstructed escape plan.
3. Identify: Everyone is at risk if there is a fire. But, some may be more vulnerable than others
4. Train: Practice how you will keep people safe in case of fire.
5. Review: Keep your fire risk assessment under regular review by doing things like checking fire alarms. Because, over time, your fire risks may change.
Now is the time to review and update any fire safety precautions you may have in place for your property, so that you can prevent accidental fires. It is recommended that your fire risk assessment is undertaken by a qualified person that can suggest appropriate measures for you to take to help you prevent accidental fires. But, if you aren’t adequately prepared and disaster strikes, call Stellar Adjusting at (305) 570-3519 to help with any fire damage claims in South Florida.
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