Fire & Life Safety
Code consulting and fire engineering to assist in ignition control to reduce fires, fuel load balancing to limit hazards, fire detection systems for early detection, fire alarm systems for notification to occupants and emergency responders, compartmentation to limit fire/smoke spread, suppression systems to control fire development, smoke management to restrict the development and movement of smoke, fire fighting facilities to assist in suppression activities.
Disaster Management Planning
Developing and implementing effective disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery plans before a disaster occurs to limit loss of life and property damage, and help ensure appropriate and effective actions are taken.
Disaster Prevention & Mitigation
Educating and Training
Engaging in education and training activities for people in the cultural heritage and disaster management industries, including historic site operators, caretakers, craftspeople, and designers. These activities includes site visits, lectures at local and international conferences, developing easy to understand guides, and developing interactive and informative web pages to help educate people as to how we can better protect our cultural heritage.
Strengthening skills and knowledge levels of individuals and local communities in understanding hazards, vulnerabilities, disaster management options, and incorporating local resources to achieve desired results. Local individuals and communities are critical to a successful, long term sustainable disaster management plan for preserving their cultural heritage. Capacity building is often through the development of interactive training programs, training local people to train others, and both short and long term training programs.
Advocacy and Awareness
Increasing awareness regarding the challenges and opportunities one faces from fire and other disasters, and the means and methods available to address these. We are an advocate for protecting our cultural heritage from disasters. This is embraced in our project work and our strong belief in spreading this throughout the public, government agencies, and community organizations, through writing articles, speaking at conferences, pro bono activities, and working on committees in the preservation community.[/reveal]