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Emergency Procedures

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Fire Plan

The building is adequately fitted with a smoke and detection system that will trigger fire alarms if smoke is detected by the sensors. It is important to note that fires in an apartment start from humble beginnings and may not be immediately detected by the installed detection devices.

A fire may start in the trash bin, microwave oven, computer (particularly laptop), unsupervised lit candle etc. If detected, residents should use the closest fire extinguisher to attempt to extinguish the flames. Fire extinguishers are located in each apartment and throughout the building, at locations shown on the attached "Fire Equipment" document. Even if a fire is extinguished, the incident must be reported to FMHelpdesk or call 345.640.4357 for investigation as to the underlying cause and to assess if any damage.

Fire Prevention

  1. Please report any unsafe conditions to the Security Officer at 345.640.4357 (640.HELP).

  2. Avoid using extension cords, ungrounded plugs and multiple outlet adapters for small appliances. These tend to overload electrical circuits and are therefore not permitted.

  3. Do not store materials in corridors, stairways, equipment rooms and electrical rooms. These areas must be kept clear at all times.
  4. Keep fire doors closed. These doors are designed to slow the spread of fire and protect exit routes.

  5. Avoid improper handling and storage of chemicals and flammable liquids. Hazardous materials must be stored in limited quantities in appropriate containers and be kept in approved flammable liquid storage cabinets.

  6. Fire extinguisher cabinets must not be blocked and be easily accessible.

  7. Access to exits or points of egress must not be blocked.

  8. Do not store paper or boxes near electrical outlets or underneath desks.

  9. In the event of a small fire, please use only the fire extinguishers that are placed strategically throughout the building, and follow the P.A.S.S. method.

P.A.S.S. Method

  • Pull ring from extinguisher handle.

  • Aim nozzle at BASE OF FIRE.

  • Squeeze handle.

  • Sweep nozzle back and forth as you advance

Be Prepared

  1. Know all exit routes from your premises as one may be blocked. It is easy to become disoriented during an actual emergency.
  2. Know the locations of portable fire extinguishers and how to use them. Take the time to read the directions and report any missing extinguishers immediately.

  3. Make sure that emergency numbers are programmed in the speed dial of all telephones or posted nearby and include the Security telephone number (345.640.4357).

  4. Be mindful of your company’s assigned assembly point upon exiting the building. Please refer to the map here for the exact location.


  1. Report any unsafe conditions to FMHelpdesk or call 345.640.4357.

  2. Try to avoid using extension cords, ungrounded plugs and multiple outlet adapters for various small appliances.

  3. Do not use an appliance which may overload the electrical circuit which potentially could cause a fire.

  4. Always keep fire resistive doors closed. These doors are designed to slow the spread of fire and protect exit routes.


  1. On hearing the wailing sound of a fire alarm or when instructed to do so, all persons must evacuate the building via routes shown in the Emergency Reference Guide and assemble in the designated assembly points. All persons must remain at the designated assembly points until it is safe to return to the building.

  2. If an attempt to extinguish a fire has been unsuccessful, all persons must quickly advance towards the closest exit shouting "FIRE" in a loud tone of voice. lf possible activate any visible fire alarm pull station while in the process of exiting ignoring whether or not the fire detection system has already triggered the alarm.

  3. If while on a call for assistance it becomes necessary to evacuate the building, please leave the telephone line open as this will be the firefighters' ears and alert them to anyone trapped in the vicinity.

  4. DO NOT use elevators to evacuate in an emergency situation.

  5. As much as possible, do not arbitrarily break windows. Falling glass may pose a serious threat to rescue personnel and firefighters below.

  6. STAY LOW. lf you can see smoke in the building as you make your way to the exit, stay low to the ground. In a fire, smoke or poisonous air cause more damage than the actual flames. Less smoke will be breathed if persons stay close to the ground by crawling on their hands and knees below the smoke as smoke naturally rises.

  7. If smoke is pouring under a fire exit door or it feels hot, keep the door closed and exit through another fire exit door. If there is no smoke at the top and bottom of the door and the door is not hot, then proceed through it quickly. Make sure the door is closed behind you.

  8. Do not go back for your personal belongings at the sound of the alarm or if ordered to leave the building.

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