October is Fire Prevention Month
1,000 smoke alarms for Berrien County
SERVPRO of Berrien County donates 1,000 smoke alarms for fire departments to install for residents. We have done this for 15 years and are proud to help the community.
Smoke alarms play a vital role in saving lives, and when properly installed, can reduce the risk of fire injury in half.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be install in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house. Business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall to ensure specific building fire codes and smoke detectors requirements are met.
Smoke alarms work best when paired with a fire escape plan. A plan allows your family, employees or client to escape quickly and safely in an emergency situation.
Review the following tips regarding smoke detector installation and maintenance.
-Install smoke alarms on every level of the home including the basement.
- Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance.
-Test smoke alarms at least once a month using a test button.
-Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm "chirps" the battery is low and should be replaced right away.
-Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
Storm Disaster Recovery Team - TEXAS August 2017
SERVPRO of Berrien County is a Large Loss Response Team. When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is poised and "Ready for Whatever Happens." With a network of nearly 1700 franchises, the SERVPRO system strives to be faster to any disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. Providing experience, additional manpower, equipment and other resources, The Disaster Recovery Team assists your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team has responded to hundreds of disaster events in many regions across the country. In the aftermath of disaster, there is only one objective, to help make it like it "Like it never even happened."
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce 2017 Recognition Breakfast
SERVPRO was nominated for:
Pat Moody Award
Small Business Award
2016 Chamber Ambassador of the year Award
Keynote speaker: Governor Rick Snyder
Kris popp, Joe Rosenhagen, and Bob Rogers attended the breakfast on behalf of SERVPRO of Berrien County. It is an honor to have received these awards. We, here at SERVPRO love making such a great impact in the community. When disaster strikes we are on it. We would like to thank our community from all of us here at SERVPRO of Berrien County for taking such notice in all of our efforts. We love what we stand for in the fact that when disaster hits we are in control of the outcome of that storm and can bring a little light back into the lives of others.
Continuing Education Classes
We're hosting two FREE Continuing Education Seminars on September 13th 2017. Classes will be held at the LMC Campus WMU Bronco Room, 2785 E. Napier, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Water Damage Restoration is 4 credits and will be held from 8am -12pm followed by lunch and a class(to be announced) which is 2 credits from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Lunch will be provided. For reservations please call SERVPRO at 269-925-6841 or email us at SERVPRO8309@gmail.com Thanks and hope to see you there!!! We will be updating this info by the end of June to finalize the classes. We may choose between Ethics, Fire cleanup, Bio-Hazard, and Mold. These classes will be presented by our Corporate CE class presenter we had in 2016.