Our “Summer Bootcamp” educational webinar series was a success, with the first two live webinars having outstanding attendance. If you haven’t attended one yet, these one-hour webinars focus on a specific objective in order to solve a common problem that a fire agency might experience. Attendees are walked through specific aspects of Emergency Reporting software and how it can help solve that problem. Both ER customers and non-ER users are welcome to attend, and a recorded version is added to our Bootcamp playlist on YouTube after the live webinar. Sign up for an upcoming Bootcamp webinar here.
Summer Bootcamp Week 2 focused on “Streamlining Your Inspections/NFPA 1730 & 1300” (view the recorded version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SoX79jruwQo). In this webinar, ER’s Business Development Analyst and 22-year veteran of the fire service, Tom Louis, shows how you can streamline your agency’s critical Community Risk Reduction responsibility of Occupancy Inspections to help you better adhere to two key standards: NFPA 1730 – Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations, and NFPA 1300 – Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development.
The elements that the webinar focuses on for NFPA 1730 is under Community Risk Assessment, which should include or shall include the following profiles to describe the community:
- Geographical overview
- Building stock
- Fire experience
- Economic Profile
Tom explains how ER’s Occupancy Module can help with all of these. He also covers a section in Chapter 7 that includes the nine elements that can all be captured within the ER system to help you comply “right out of the gate” with this standard. They are:
- Initial Fire Protection Environmental Impact (Feasibility Study)
- Water Supply and Fire Flow.
- Emergency Vehicle Access
- Construction Building Plan Related to Fire Protection Features
- COOs – Certificate of Occupancy Inspections
- Hazardous Materials and Processes
- Fire Protection System Plans
- Fire and Life Safety Systems Field Acceptance Inspections
- Certificate of Occupancy Issued
For the other key NFPA standard (NFPA 1300: Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development), Tom discusses a section in chapter five that explains that Community Risk Assessment includes the following profiles to describe the community (highlighting the following key elements that can be captured in ER, which are specific to the ER Occupancy Module):
#3 – Building stock
#6 – Hazards
#7 – Economic
#8 – Past lost/event history
#9 – Critical infrastructure systems
Next, Tom gives a tour of the Occupancy Module, showing how users can take advantage of it to adhere to the two NFPA standards, and touching on the best practices for success. He takes viewers through all of the key tabs in the Occupancy Module: Info, Contacts, Inspections, Prefire Plans, Fire Protection Systems, Files, Permits, Hazards, and Actions.
In addition to an in-depth walk-through of the Occupancy Module, you’ll get an inside look at add-ons like the InspecER mobile app and how VISION Risk Assessment integrates with Google Maps. All of this webinar info aims at helping you with telling your story and complying with elements of 1730 and 1300.