Exit Strategy for Assembly Occupancies

Exit Strategy for Assembly Occupancies

Fire evacuation maps and similar building safety documents are the cornerstone to the safety and security of any building. These are particularly important for structures whose purpose is to bring large amounts of people to one location. Gathering places such as...
Elementary School Fire Causes Brief Evacuation

Elementary School Fire Causes Brief Evacuation

A Reminder of the importance of emergency PREPARATION in schools. Students, faculty, and staff were evacuated from Indian Valley Elementary School in Overland Park, Kansas due to a small fire. The incident took place on Tuesday, November 27th. The fire took place at...
Dynamic Emergency Signage

Dynamic Emergency Signage

Members of the emergency evacuation industry are questioning current emergency exit signage used in the United States. Angelo Verzoni argues in his NFPA Journal article “Exiting Smarter” for the need for more dynamic emergency signage in America. VP of...
Hotel Evacuation Maps and Signage

Hotel Evacuation Maps and Signage

Hotel evacuation maps are available through Building Maps! Hotels, motels, dormitories and boarding houses and senior living center operators have a responsibility be prepared for potential emergencies that may require a swift evacuation of their...
Factory Fire Burns Through Steel Stamping Plant

Factory Fire Burns Through Steel Stamping Plant

A factory fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in North Carolina’s Burke County early on Friday morning. The Parker Industries building is the workplace of about 60 local residents. Local WSOC reporter Dave Faherty, who arrived at the scene at 4:30 a.m.,...