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    Default Anyone have a suicide on property?

    Has anyone had someone commit suicide at their storage facility? If so what was your experience?

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    Sorry, but you are one morbid person!

    No deaths here, only a few cuts and scrapes, and 2 car accidents (both involved Rider trucks -- I'm convinced Rider trucks are possessed!
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    Well, I wished it was my imagination... LOL

    I recently spoke with the managers from a facility I was the operations manager at and they had two (2) separate suicides this past year. The same company had one many years before that.

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    Maybe they need to lower their rates

    Just kidding -- that would suck! Imagine the paperwork involved with that! No thanks...

    And here I thought we had problems with the homeless person no able to pay for the 10x25 space with all the trash in it. Oh well, my job is not to judge...
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    Default You have to prepare for almost anything!

    Autodoc and StorageLand

    I think that the underlining message in your posts is that as managers and owners, we better be prepared for a crisis. It can come from any direction. I have always trained managers to understand that they are not policemen or firefighters. I can still remember talking to one owner at an ISS Expo who told me that when his manager called him to tell him that they had a fire - the manager had not yet called 911!!!!

    The aftermath of these situations can leave a long term negative impact on a facility if the media is not properly dealt with and I do not think that is the job of a manager or any other employee. While owners may not like hearing that, they are the one who aresigned on the mortgage and if anyone is going to say something stupid that could be twisted by the media and make cast the business in a bad light, I would much rather see it be the owner.

    Look forward to seeing you both in Vegas.

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    Default Suicide at a self-storage facility

    It is sad to say, but we have insured facilities that have had suicides and found dead bodies. It is important to have a crisis management procedure at your facility. We suggest that the 1st thing you do is call the police and the fire department. Why both? Since you are not a medical doctor, you might have someone that is still alive. Get the police and the EMT there asap. Then, call the owner of the facility. Hopefully part of your crisis management procedure has a section regarding talking to the media - and NOT talking to the media. Document everything and do advise your insurance agent. You never know when something of this kind can develop into a lawsuit. Let me know if you need anything else.
    Hope to see you all at ISS in Vegas!
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    Default For real

    Dallas Texas 2005

    A gyn doctor was evicted for illeaglly operating a GYN office out of a 10x10 climate controlled storage space. Duh

    How did he find his clients????????

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    guys... i have never thought of this side of the storage game... i do agree that you have to be prepared for god knows what, but hadn't quite thought about it to that extent... i hope i never have to deal with that!

 

 
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