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September 20, 2010 -- On Saturday, September 11, 2009, the Oregon Convention Center hosted the 17th Annual Oregon Small Business Fair. The fair was a free event for current and prospective small business owners. Useful information and counseling relevant to small business topics was provided.
Peter Delval, a Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Fire Inspector, staffed a booth at the Business Fair. Peter provided fire prevention tips to small business owners and talked about the important factors to consider before selecting a business location. He also handed out the “Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Prevention Tips for Small Businesses” brochure that specifically addressed why PF&R conducts routine fire inspections and items that are commonly examined during those inspections.
ROUTINE INSPECTIONS FOR BUSINESSES
Fire Inspectors inspect commercial buildings every two years to identify any fire code violations and help educate business and property owners about fire safety. These routine inspections have proven to reduce fires and associated loss, including death and injury. As a business owner, you will receive a notice from Portland Fire & Rescue prior to your next inspection, along with a list of commonly found hazards to prepare your business for the inspection. A fee is charged for each inspection to cover a portion of the resources Portland Fire & Rescue expends to enforce the fire code.
ITEMS COMMONLY EXAMINED DURING INSPECTIONS
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