The well-run small or medium-sized business will have its own firefighting team in place. If it is not being done at least once a month, the business owner has initiated the scheduling of drill events throughout the year. It is to do with mental and physical preparedness in the event of an unexpected fire outbreak. Needless to say, the fire department and emergency rescue teams will be summoned to the scene.
But what happens between now and these teams’ swift arrival remains crucial. It has entered the critical life and death stage, no matter how small the fire outbreak has been. Of course, if the fire was that small, then it would have been extinguished within minutes. But that usually only happens if the business concern and its staff have ready access to its firefighter safety products which can be purchased so quickly from the internet.
No longer do small to medium sized businesses have to wait for the municipal authorities or fire risk inspection teams to give them advice on how to secure their premises against a fire outbreak which could conceivably happen at any time. It remains the responsibility of the business owner to show leadership in this area and simply grab the bull by the horns and take the required initiative. And it is just so pleasing to see how risk management practitioners have leaned into the entrepreneurial spirit by making available to the public (this includes private homeowners too) small, portable and handheld firefighting instruments that can be easily used and maintained.
Input is still required from risk management consultants and fire department services by way of regularly inspecting the small business’s firefighter safety products although it could be said that the business owner is able to do this himself.