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Fire Prevention Week

Don’t Let Your Business Go Up In Smoke

This is a guest blog post from one of our sponsors, Federated Insurance. 

Fire Prevention Week – October 7-13, 2018

Every year, fires cost business owners billions of dollars—and that number doesn’t even begin to measure the impact fires have on the business itself and the families of employees who are injured or killed by the blaze.

National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018, is a great reminder that preventing workplace fires is not something to be done yearly, monthly, or even weekly—it should be a daily activity. Investigations reveal that most business fires can be prevented if workers consistently pay attention to a few, very specific hazards. To help you and your employees make it home safely each day, your Federated Insurance team is excited to provide a customizable fire prevention checklist you can use to review your business’s fire prevention techniques. (The latest full version of Adobe Reader is required to open and use the customizable checklist.)

Made available to all association members through our partnership with Federated, the checklist helps you identify and implement high priority fire prevention practices that can significantly impact your business. It’s designed to also allow businesses to add checkpoints for the unique risks and exposures they face. Go to federatedinsurance.com to access the sample checklist and view a video that shows the reality of business fires and discusses the need to make fire safety everyone’s responsibility.

Federated clients can find more fire prevention resources by logging on to Federated’s Shield Network® or contacting Federated’s Risk Management Resource Center at 1.888.333.4949 or riskmanagementmaterials@fedins.com. At Federated Insurance, It’s Our Business to Protect Yours®.