Of potential interest: “Protecting Your Library From a Fire” workshop hosted by Library 2.0.
DATE: Friday, April 9th, 2021, at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
OVERVIEW: A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0 featuring former multi-city Fire Chief Robert May, JD and hosted by Dr. Steve Albrecht (board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat management).
This webinar will help you think and plan for the unthinkable – a fire in your library. As Chief May says, “Libraries can pose a challenge when it comes to fire and life safety. The buildings are potentially high-occupancy facilities with hidden dangers. Employees and patron safety are critical. Besides the life safety exposures, the building can house irreplaceable books, priceless valuables, and historical artifacts. It’s not uncommon when a library is involved in a fire for the damage to be significant. All libraries must be outfitted to prevent or reduce damage and allow the safe evacuation of employees and patrons.”
All library leaders and all library employees need to pay careful attention to a fire as a rare but catastrophic event (like the rare possibility of an active shooter in the library). They need to have written and practiced plans in place and still prepare for an unlikely occurrence. The likelihood of a library fire can be estimated on many factors: staff vigilance about not allowing smoking or watching for signs of arson (especially possible from mentally ill patrons or children); the age of your facility (newly-constructed buildings are much less likely to catch fire or burn); the installation or absence of water sprinklers, smoke, and heat sensors; a building-wide fire alarm system with audible alarms and a public address system to be used to notify all staff and patrons to evacuate; and the proximity of the fire department and its number of staff. This training webinar will equip you with the information you need to address the fire safety needs of your library.
COST: $99/person – includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides. For significant group discounts, to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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