written plan and training, or both, depending upon how many floors the building has. The building is also required to offer emergency training to the residents of the community. In addition to offering training, buildings are required to maintain a list of residents requiring evacuation assistance during an emergency. The quicker that the fire department can evacuate those needing assistance, the sooner they can start putting out the fire and hopefully save your community. Fires are only the beginning of emergency preparedness. Topics that are also frequently discussed include earthquakes, power outages, medical emergencies, bomb threats and active shooter. Olga Menendez is a High-Rise Fire/Life Safety Consultant with Sure Path Solutions, Inc. which has provided emergency procedures manuals, training and building signage for over 26 years. Investing a small amount of time and money into the community’s emergency preparedness will help save lives and reduce stress when an emergency actually occurs. Residents are always thankful to learn what to do during an emergency whether they are at home or work. Help save lives by working with your staff and an emergency preparedness company to develop procedures for your community. At Associa, COMMUNITY always comes first! Investing in a home is one of the most important decisions you can make and so is choosing a partner to help you protect your investment. Associa is the world’s largest community association management firm, serving its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Our best-in-class technology, products and services are designed to add value to your community. From accounting services to full-scale, fully staffed management, including on-site personnel and facilities maintenance, we can help you achieve your community’s goals. Secure your community’s future by partnering with a management company that will put your community first. Contact Associa today! N.N. Jaeschke, Inc. 9610 Waples Street San Diego, CA 92121 858.550.7900 www.nnj.com The Prescott Companies 5950 La Place Court, Suite 200 Carlsbad, CA 92008 760.634.4700 www.prescottmgt.com Delivering unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to communities worldwide.