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Fire Safety Tips for Your Lodge

Your Lodge is likely your greatest asset, but could be your greatest risk. Implement these fire safety tips to ensure your Lodge is as safe as possible.


Identify the Nearest Emergency Exit
Be sure the emergency exits in your Lodge are clearly identified and all members know their locations.

Heed Fire Safety and Design Guidelines
Walkways and doorways should accommodate any mobility impairment an individual may have. For example, doorways should accommodate a wheelchair’s width, and flooring material should accommodate artificial limbs, walkers, or canes.

Install Smoke Alarms
The single most important step you can take is to install smoke alarms throughout the Lodge. A working smoke alarm can make a vital difference in the event of a fire. Test batteries monthly, and replace them annually.  If your smoke alarms are hardwired (connected to the […]

March 29th, 2018|

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Lodges

Spring is slowly but surely on its way. Do you have your spring cleaning scheduled? It is important to take the time to decrease the risks your Lodge may face this spring.

Explore these helpful tips to get ready:

Make a plan

All Lodges should have seasonal emergency plans with details about how to respond in the event of an emergency. Develop a communication plan with members of your Lodge. Maintain a list of contractors to call should an emergency occur. Restock your first-aid kit.

Check your roof

Most people only think to have their roof looked at after a hail storm or a leak. However, it is vital to check your roof before and after winter, as any snow or ice buildup can be hard on your roof.

Clean, clean, clean

Pressure-wash your sidewalks to […]

March 21st, 2018|