The Greater Tampa Bay chapter of BOMA will be the latest organization to hear from the head of Massey Disaster Planning, when its monthly luncheon is held July 23.
Building on major presentations this spring at Houston BOMA, and as a keynote speaker in London, England at the International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in June, Tampa BOMA members will hear from one of the world’s leading experts in emergency preparedness.
Tall buildings are unique in their dynamic relationship between the outside environment and their complex inner workings. Those complexities are never greater than when an emergency like a fire erupts.
Pro-active building managers and First Responders have learned over the years that small steps like controlling door access and elevator use in an emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a quick extinguishing of a fire, versus one that spreads causing millions in damages.
Massey’s President will be conveying some of those tips to leaders in Tampa’s commercial real estate industry during his presentation, along with an emphasis on the need to pre-plan for the hundreds of crises that can occur in an office building setting.
Disasters such as the destruction and loss of life during 9-11, and the increasingly frequent storms that have wreaked havoc on entire communities, have reinforced with building owners and managers that planning for emergencies is essential.
“We have to change our response mechanisms,” said Massey. “We have to enhance what is out there, improve it, refine it, and make it better.”
Tampa BOMA members will hear more about how they can do just that on July 23. For more information on the seminar go here.