Fire & Life Safety Procedures:
If You Smell Smoke:
Call the Fire Department (911). Give the location if possible, and any other available details. Contact the Management Office at 550-5575. Building Management will work with the Fire Department to determine the cause of the smoke. If you hear the alarm in your area YOU MUST EVACUATE. Please use the stairwell. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
If You See Fire:
- DO NOT WAIT FOR THE FIRE ALARM, (YOU MUST EVACUATE). IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, CALL 911.
- CLOSE DOORS AS YOU LEAVE. DO NOT LOCK ANY DOORS.
- IF THE ALARM IN YOUR SUITE HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVATED, PULL THE MANUAL PULL STATION AT THE STAIRWELL. THIS WILL ACTIVATE THE FIRE ALARM. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
If Ordered to Evacuate:
- At the sound of the alarm on your floor, evacuate the building.
- Follow the evacuation instructions precisely.
- DO NOT use the elevators
- Use stairwells only
- Walk, do not run down the stairs
- Stay calm and orderly
- Report to your Emergency Coordinator in your designated assembly location
Building Fire Safety Features:
- Multi-purpose "ABC" fire extinguishers are located just outside the stairwells on each floor. Tenants should become familiar with the exact location and proper use of these devices.
- When an alarm on any floor is activated, all floors throughout the building also go into alarm.
- Each building has exit stairwells on each floor. Smoking is prohibited in the stairwells.
- Stairwell doors must not be propped open in order to prevent fire or smoke from spreading into the stairwells. Tenants should become familiar with the location of all stairwells on their floor.
Types of Fires:
- Class A: Fires in such ordinary combustibles as paper, wood, cloth, rubber, textiles and many plastics.
- Class B: Fires in flammable liquids such as grease, oil, paint and gasoline.
- Class C: Fires involving energized electrical equipment where there is a risk of shock. (When electrical equipment is de-energized, Class A fire extinguishers may be used safely.)
- Class D: Fires in combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, zirconium, etc.
Multi-purpose "ABC" extinguishers are located throughout your suite. Per code, tenants are required to maintain all extinguishers in their suites.
Fire Prevention Tips:
- No smoking is allowed in any of the common areas, including stairwells and corridors.
- Space heaters are prohibited.
- Any flammable or combustible supplies should be stored in NFPA approved fire cabinets.
- Be sure all electrical appliances are turned off when not in use.
- Eliminate extension cords where possible by providing more power outlets or relocating some electrical equipment. 6 foot, UL approved extension cords are recommended. NO LAMP EXTENSION CORDS OR MULTI-JACKS SHOULD BE UTILIZED. Extensions cords should NEVER be placed in walk paths as this can cause serious accidents as the result of tripping.
- Provide adequate ventilation for office equipment like copying machines, printers or computers.
- Do not use candles or exposed flames in the office. The building is equipped with emergency lighting so no additional lighting is necessary.
- Report any potential fire hazards in the building to the Management Office immediately.
- Only fire-proof artificial Christmas trees should be decorated with lights.