Fire Safety and Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations

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Fire Safety is an essential element in the day to day preparedness of any organization, especially in the unique environment of the performing arts. In addition to sound emergency management principles, the application of National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA) will ensure that a comprehensive protection plan is developed in cooperation with appropriate emergency response partners. This free webinar will provide fire safety considerations and introduce best practices from the fire protection industry, which offers a road map to achieve fire safety benchmarks. Participants will learn how the Life Safety Code and the Code for Protection of Cultural Resource Properties can help you protect your patrons, staff, and facility.

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.

All live online classes are in Eastern time.