Fire Prevention Week – October 4-10th

About Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

Importance of fire prevention

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week™ to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Top 10 Ways to prevent fires in the workplace

  1. Accessible Equipment

Make sure all of your fire protection equipment (ie fire extinguishers, control panels, etc.) are easily accessible. Also don’t block the fire sprinklers or fire alarms with anything, such as dust, debris or paint. You don’t want to hinder the functionality of your equipment.

  1. Proper Disposal

Discard of any hazardous waste in a metal container that has a lid. Hazardous waste can include anything from oils to chemicals. Even flammable and combustible materials should be properly disposed of in order to prevent fire hazards.

  1. Regular Maintenance

Schedule regular maintenance services for all of your fire protection equipment to make sure everything is up to code. It’s also smart to make sure any machines in your building are properly maintained in order to prevent overheating or sparks created from friction.

  1. Safe Storage

If you have chemicals, flammable materials or other hazardous substances in your building, you will want to make sure they are stored in a safe place. Make sure they are in a dry, secure closet or room that has adequate ventilation. It’s also a good idea to keep fire protection equipment for flammable substances near the storage area just in case.

  1. Clean Environment

There are many reasons that you should keep your building neat and tidy. One of the main reasons is because when there’s a lot of clutter, especially flammable materials such as paper, boxes, etc., then a fire can spread faster. The clutter could also block exits and make it harder to escape if there is a fire. So make sure to keep the inside of your building clean and clutter free.

  1. Precautionary Measures

Fire safety demonstrations can go a long way when it comes to the safety of your building. Make sure to teach building occupants how to react to a fire and how to use a fire extinguisher, along with the other fire protection devices. This can help to prevent a fire from spreading if one does occur in your building.

  1. Building Security

Arson is one of the leading causes of building and structure fires. That’s why it’s so important to invest in building security. Building occupants should know to lock up the building behind them and they should know how to report suspicious behavior or people if they see something a little off.

  1. Designated Smoking Area

There should be a designated smoking area that’s a safe distance away from the building. Also make sure to provide ashtrays or other safe options for people to properly extinguish and dispose of their cigarettes. This will help keep your building safe from accidental fires caused by lit cigarettes.

  1. Emergency Plan

Emergency and evacuation plans are important to prevent further damages or issues if there’s a fire. It’s important that if someone needs to call for help, they know what to do, how to easily find the building address, and what the next steps should be. Fire prevention is just as important after a fire has already started because it can reduce the risk of it spreading, which can lead to more damages.

  1. Adhere to OSHA & NFPA Guidelines

Today there are safety standards and regulations put in place to help businesses better prevent fires in the workplace. Both OSHA and NFPA provide a set of rules and guidelines to ensure fire protection and safety. You’ll want to make sure that you meet all of their requirements to remain up to code and secure.

West Chester Office Center Parking Lot Resurfacing!

We’re happy to announce that the front parking lot of 8080 Beckett Center Drive will be resurfaced on Friday, October 2nd and concrete curbing will be laid on Monday, October 5th.
This good news does come with minor inconveniences that we need to make sure gets relayed to all employees and visitors of the building. It is imperative that no cars be left in the green area (shown below) Thursday evening as work will begin very early Friday morning. Therefore, any vehicle left in the green area shown below after 7pm Thursday, October 1st is subject to towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
On Friday, please utilize the parking behind building 8080 or the parking lot of building 8050. In addition to the back door, we will have the side doors of building 8080 unlocked Friday, October 2nd (please note that if you park in the front lot of 8050, you will need to walk through or around the building to access 8080).
Areas will be blocked off over the weekend to allow room for the curbing to be installed on Monday, October 5th. Please do not park in any area that has been blocked off.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any point. I appreciate your help and cooperation and am very grateful that we have been granted this capital project!

Caitlin Beckett, Property Manager
CMC’s The Perfect Small Office – Beckett

Happy First Day of Fall 2020!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! And happy official first day of Fall! 🍂🌻🌥🥧☕️🎃

Leaves are falling.. and so are our prices! Call today for our seasonal specials!

Mason Tenant Spotlight: Creative Storm

Creative Storm Promo, a CMC tenant in building 7588, recently saved a local school over $150 on an order of only 60 imprinted t-shirts! The customer was so happy with the great price that she recommended us to her son’s baseball team and another school district as well!

Now is the time to look at your apparel needs. Whether it’s imprinted masks, t-shirts, polo shirts, ladies’ apparel and more, Creative Storm is your single source for great quality and price.

“We recently were able to save money on embroidered jackets for Verizon,” said Linda Dektas, Creative Storm CEO, “The promotional items were just in time for their local event.”

Creative Storm has sourced promotional items for many CMC tenants, like pens for Cincy Payprotec, polo shirts for GBLT Travel Group, printed t-shirts for MultiLink, and this CMC Newsletter for Matt Flick and the CMC management team! We thank you!

Visit the Creative Storm website to browse thousands of items for your company’s summer needs:

Email Linda Dektas at for an estimate or call (513) 234-0560.

Beechmont Free Coffee Fridays!

Beechmont Tenants,

Every Friday this Fall, there will be FREE coffee available for you outside of the leasing office. Please feel free to stop by, say hi and grab a warm cup to end your week off right! We want to say thank you for all of your hard work and patience these last few months, we really do appreciate you and want to share a little bit of joy with you! If you have any questions, comments or concerns you want to bring to my attention, please feel free to pop in my office and chat with me while you enjoy your coffee as well.

Thank you! – Jillian

FAQ Rent Payment Methods

Q: What options are available to make my monthly rent payments?

A: In addition to dropping off or mailing your check or money order to the management office, CMC offers a direct debit option for your monthly rent at no charge. To enroll, obtain a Direct Debit Authorization Form from your management office and return it to them with a voided check by the 15th of the month to enroll for the following month. Monthly debits are processed on the 5th of the month or the next business day after the 5th of the month.
CMC also offers an online payment option with a $16.95 processing fee through the Pay Now option at Please contact your management office for your Tenant ID and PIN number to log in.