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The Importance of Fire Doors

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Just what are fire doors?
Every facility has them, and as a facility Director, you are responsible for making sure fire doors stay up to date with code regulations and are in good working order at all times.
Join Josh Breese, CFPS with Compliance One Group as he walks you through fire door basics. Learn what parts make up a fire door, how they are tested, where fire doors are in a facility.

Presenter: Joshua Breese
Project Specialist
Emergency Preparedness/Safety, Security & Training
Compliance One Group

As a public safety officer for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety since 2001, Joshua Breese comes to Compliance One Group with extensive experience in police response, patrol and criminal investigations, fire suppression, fire inspections and fire prevention education. As a project specialist in the Emergency Preparedness and Safety, Security & Training markets segments of the code compliance firm located in Kalamazoo, MI, Josh has both training and experience in 911 dispatch, crime scene investigation, CPR/BLS instruction, active shooter response, clandestine lab response and mitigation and fire investigation.

Giving to his communities of Big Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI while in different capacities for the past 20 years, Josh has been the recipient of several awards and commendations as he served without reservation. His awards for the Department of Public Safety City of Kalamazoo include: Award of Merit during a critical incident; Professional Excellence Award for attaining the NFPA Certification of Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, and Fire Plan Examiner; and multiple Life-Saving Awards for the preservation of life. Josh also received a Merit Citation from the Big  Rapids Department of Public Safety.

With a bachelor of science in criminal justice (major) and forensic science (minor), Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, Josh has worked closely with community groups to establish crime reduction initiatives and community policing policies. As a medical first responder, Josh is often first on the scene and excels in preserving life with his composed response and quick actions.

As a team contributor to Compliance One Group’s inclusive efforts, Josh focuses on the needs of the physical environment as it relates to the safety and security of employees, patients, students and systems in the healthcare, school, university and multiple use construction facilities. With his extensive background in the fields of criminal justice, fire compliance and life safety, Josh can effectively apply his training to real experiences to benefit the Compliance One Group national clientele.

Josh is an NFPA Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, Plan Examiner and Certified Fire Protection Specialist. He is also a certified IFDIA Fire Door Inspector and assists healthcare facilities with their NFPA 80 fire door inspection compliance requirements.

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