Redlands Fire Department names first BOSS award winner

Redlands Fire Department names first BOSS award winner
Posted on 12/20/2016

The Redlands Fire Department named Richard Beall of Beall Financial & Insurance as the recipient of the inaugural “BOSS” (Business Occupant Safety Survey) award, which was announced Friday, Dec. 9, at the Redlands Fire Department Family Festive Friday event.

The Redlands City Council approved the BOSS program in an effort to reduce the impact of government fees on small businesses within Redlands. The BOSS Program, intended as an educational program for small businesses and building owners, equips them with critical knowledge they need to keep their employees, customers and property fire safe by adhering to the requirements of the California Fire Code.

The Redlands Fire Department’s BOSS program targets small, light hazard, commercial occupancies that do not normally have a high occupant load. Light hazard occupancies are locations where there is a relatively low amount of combustible materials within the occupied space, including furnishings, decorations and other contents. These occupancies may include: small businesses or professional offices, small retail shops and small personal service shops such as barber shops, beauty shops, or nail salons.

The success of this program relies on the cooperation and dedication of our businesses and this is the Redlands Fire Department’s way to say THANK YOU for taking fire safety seriously! If you’re a small business and receive a survey in 2017 - make sure to fill it out and return it to the Fire Department. Your business might be the winner for 2017!