San Fernando Valley Power Hour: Be Proactive: Getting Your Building Ready for Fire Season
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (PST)
Fire safety is a particularly challenging issue for San Fernando Valley owners and managers. While wildfires don’t often hit commercial office buildings in the Valley, they experience terrible impacts from these fires – poor air quality, tenants unable to come into work, and stalled economic activity. Moreover, there are distinct fire safety challenges to operating buildings in the Valley. Many buildings have more sprawling campuses with brush and operate in a dryer, warmer climate. The layout of the Valley’s commercial corridors also creates additional challenges and opportunities for emergency procedures. This is all the more urgent to discuss as fire season becomes longer and more intense.
We are excited to host Inspector Diego Estrada of Los Angeles Fire Department to discuss the distinct challenges of fire safety in Valley office buildings and provide advice on being proactive with these issues. He will discuss:
- What LAFD predicts wildfire season will look like in the years to come – will it continue to be this intense? What effects do you anticipate it having across the Valley?
- How Valley building operators can proactively prevent fires on their properties/campuses.
- How commercial property operators can get prepared for fire season and broader fire life safety emergencies:
- What steps can building managers take to get their buildings ready for the season?
- How can building managers better educate their tenants about fire life safety in anticipation of wildfire season?
Inspector Diego Estrada, Los Angeles Fire Department
Building Member: Free (Included in your BOMA/GLA membership)
Building Non-Member: $25
21800 Oxnard St. Suite 320
Woodland Hills, Ca. 91367, CA 91367 United States