Check existing fire-fighting equipment and notification systems to ensure they are functioning properly.
Carry out regular fire drills.
Post building diagrams in common areas and make sure exits are clearly marked.
Ask local fire departments to inspect commercial buildings.
Keep important documents and valuables in a fireproof cabinet.
Plan ahead by consulting with a disaster recovery company regarding business continuance and recovery of property
Evacuate immediately to designated safe area. Do not re-enter the building.
Stay out of affected buildings until release is given by the fire department.
Secure affected property to protect salvageable contents
Engage a full-service disaster recovery firm to assess the damage, develop a scope of work, liaise with insurers and carry out necessary services. www.cottoncompanies.com