Tenant Handbook

Building Evacuation

  • Upon hearing the audible alarm system, proceed to the safest stairwell and prepare to evacuate the building in an orderly manner, using the designated evacuation routes and stairwell exits. Do not evacuate unless instructed, by your company fire warden or actual fire.  When exiting, avoid crowding or undue haste.  A fall might spell disaster for those who follow.  Descend the stairs carefully.  When you reach the ground floor, exit in an orderly fashion.  Do not run!  Do not use elevators!  Do not call engineering office or the security desk!  If the alarm is found to be false, you will be notified immediately.
  • All handicapped personnel will need to be assigned an aide to help them evacuate the building or obtain assistance for them.  Fire Wardens should notify the Engineer and Management of all handicapped persons and persons who may require assistance (e.g. pregnant employees, employees in casts, employees recovering from a recent illness, etc.) so that we can account for these employees after the building is evacuated or notify a fire fighter of their locations in the building.

    The handicapped employee or a person needing assistance is to remain in the stairwell, if     he/she requires a trained fire fighter to carry him/her down the stairs and out of the building.  The aide should notify the fire fighters of locations of all persons requiring assistance in stairwells.

When out of the building, employees should meet near the pond and stay clear of the building entrance to allow access by fire department personnel and trucks.

  • What to do if Your Exit Route is Blocked by Smoke. Stay calm and crawl low in smoke. The air is easier to breathe near the floor. If trapped in a room, then close all the doors between you and the smoke.  Seal the cracks around the doors and vents.Signal at the window to rescuers.  If there is a phone in the room, then give the fire department  your exact location, even if they are on the scene.
  • All Clear Signal. The fire department will silence the alarm when it is safe for employees to return to their offices. 

Note: There is NOT a Public Announcement speaker available, so an announcement cannot be made.