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Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development Webinar

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Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development Webinar


As we become more aware of the increasing dangers of wildfires in the U.S., the PAR project will present the free webinar Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development on October 26, 2022 at 2:00pm ET. October is National Fire Prevention Month, and we invite you to join us for this session that will address developing a comprehensive Protection Plan that is compliant with industry safety standards and best practices.

Participants in this webinar will be presented with the components of a Protection Plan and the process to follow for its development following guidelines provided by the National Fire Protection Association’s Code for Protection of Cultural Resource Properties. Grounded in a vulnerability assessment, the planning process covers fire safety, security, construction considerations, prevention, special events, and recovery strategies. In conjunction with emergency management plans, this Plan is a significant step towards a resilient organization.

Instructor: Chris Soliz
Chris Soliz is a Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project consultant. After a successful 26 year career as a firefighter and emergency management professional, he has formed Bridgeway Consulting to help non-profit organizations protect what they care about: patrons, staff, facilities, and property. Soliz has worked with government, private, and non-profit organizations to develop plans, command large-scale emergencies, manage special events, and coordinate resource management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Management, teaches for Western Carolina University’s Emergency and Disaster Management Program, is credentialed as an Incident Commander for North Carolina’s Incident Management Team, and has lead the Emergency Services Department for a jurisdiction with a population of 140,000. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Family Crisis Council; a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower victims of sexual assault and domestic violence to take back their lives.

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Please let me know if you have any questions about this session,
Steve Eberhardt
Project Coordinator

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