Each year Massachusetts has approximately 15,000 structure fires. The leading causes are factors owners and managers can help eliminate: electrical, smoking, cooking, heating, and plumber's torches. Owners and managers who take a proactive approach to fire safety are doing the right thing for their residents, as well as lowering their financial risk and ongoing insurance costs.
This presentation will give an overview of how a residential fire can get started. We will review the particular challenges of multifamily residential dwellings. We will share practical things owners and managers can do to educate renters, upgrade our buildings, and prevent fires of all kinds.
This presentation is not our detailed presentation on fire code. This presentation is about fire prevention, general building guidance, and renter communication. We will provide an overview of where detectors are likely to be required.
We will also discuss Carbon Monoxide, an odorless and lethal gas that represents its greatest danger during winter heating season.
Part of this presentation will be given by Lt. Maria Pelchar, Fire Inspector at the Holyoke Fire Department. She is an experienced MassLandlords speaker.
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Open to attendees statewide
This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.
Wednesday, January 6th
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
- Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
- 6:00pm Local Manager Meeting Introduction
- 6:05pm Fire safety
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
Participation is Easy
As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our events have been replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the traditional event time for each former location:
- Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
- Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.
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Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)
We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.
- Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.
Password will be emailed and viewable online.
Topic: Fire Safety Virtual Meeting Jan 6, 2021 Time: Jan 6, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83762508806 Meeting ID: 837 6250 8806 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 837 6250 8806 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcbG1eSc7W
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
- Contemporaneous participation:
- Public: $10
- Members: $7
- Premium Members: No charge and no need to register. Click here for meeting details and password.
This event will not be recorded. Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to our page on Fire Safety for Multifamilies.
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