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Business Fire Safety

Help protect your business from fire 
– Put a plan in place.

Fire is the most common of all business disasters, killing or injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars in damage every year, according to Ready Business, a FEMA-sponsored safety initiative.

To help prevent such devastating effects, the organization offers the following tips for your business.

  • Have your office, plant or facility inspected for fire safety; ensure compliance with fire codes and regulations.

  • Install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

  • Consider an automatic sprinkler system, fire hoses and fire-resistant doors and walls.

  • Establish a system for warning your employees. Plan how you will communicate with people with hearing impairments or other disabilities and those who do not speak English.

  • Put a process in place for alerting the fire department.

  • Plan and practice how people will evacuate in a fire.

For additional resources on protecting your organization, visit the Ready Business website.

And don't forget the role your American Family agent can play in helping you properly protect your business with the right insurance.



The recommendations listed here follow generally accepted safety standards. Compliance with these recommendations does not guarantee that you will be in conformance with any building code, or federal, state or local regulations regarding safety or fire. Compliance does not ensure the absolute safety of you, your operations or place of business.

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