As companies develop fire-safety plans, they should not overlook the importance of recruiting and training personnel to serve as fire wardens
. Unlike security personnel, who handle fire safety as a part of their assigned duties, fire wardens
are volunteers from among the ranks of company employees.
Not all staff had the required training and only one of the three designated fire wardens
had received fire marshal training to support them in their role.
"It's not every day that we have heating elements -- otherwise known as fire to our fire wardens
-- and food," quipped museum director Melissa Chiu.
"The management company and Agent have acted responsibly and implemented the mitigation measures which were recommended by the fire engineers including restricting the use of the car park and moving to an evacuation strategy supported by fire wardens
The Group works closely with Dubai Civil Defense in formulating various training modules for supervisors (emergency responders), forecourt and non-forecourt site staff (initial fire responders) and for fire wardens
at staff accommodations.
Private fire wardens
have been on 24-hour watch since the flats failed tests following last summer's fire, which killed at least 71.
But although the trust made changes to fire evacuation procedures, based fire wardens
on site and provided additional fire training, it didn't see these as longterm solutions and moving patients out to properly assess and deal with the issues was the only way forward.
These include presence of fire-extinguishers, fire-alarm system, fire-fighting hose reel, emergency exits, emergency response plan, presence of fire team/volunteers, or fire wardens
Residents of Castlebank Drive in the Glasgow Harbour development also have two fire wardens
on the site round the clock.
ECOs (originally called Game Protectors) date back to 1880; Forest Rangers (once known as Fire Wardens
) were originally established in 1885.
The company say that the failure does not mean that the building is unsafe but that it will introduce 24-hour fire wardens
, install sprinklers, remove and replace the cladding.