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3 Basic Tips to Prepare for a CRE Emergency

firemicshotIts 2 am….the captain from the local fire department is on the phone with an emergency at your property. Are you prepared? Emergencies of all types can and do happen every day. From weather and natural disasters to vandalism and equipment failure, the best defense will be a good offense (accompanied of course by prepared, accessible and well-thought out response plans).

1. Know your property and its environment.

Do you have a detailed list of all tenants, what they do in your buildings, and what potentially flammable materials they retain? What are the most common hazards you might encounter at this property: frequent storms, nearby hazardous industries, high-crime? Are there unique features of your property that make emergency mitigation delayed or difficult? (e.g. access, frequent flooding, limited parking for emergency vehicles).

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1. Know your property and its environment.

Do you have a detailed list of all tenants, what they do in your buildings, and what potentially flammable materials they retain? What are the most common hazards you might encounter at this property: frequent storms, nearby hazardous industries, high-crime? Are there unique features of your property that make emergency mitigation delayed or difficult? (e.g. access, frequent flooding, limited parking for emergency vehicles).

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