IF YOU DISCOVER FIRE IN YOUR UNIT OR IN ANY OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS:
- Leave the fire area;
- Close all doors behind you;
- Activate the Fire Alarm by using the nearest fire alarm pull station;
- Use exit stairwells to go down to the ground floor level and leave the building;
- From a safe place, call 911 to contact the City of Toronto Fire Department. Never assume this has been done. Know the correct building address and advise the location of the fire;
- Do not use elevators. The elevators are on automatic recall to the lobby for firefighter use only;
- Do not return until it is declared safe to do so by a Fire Department Official.
IF YOU HEAR THE FIRE ALARM
- Before opening the door, feel the knob for heat. If not hot, brace yourself against the door and open slightly. If you feel air pressure or a hot draft, close the door quickly;
- If you find no fire or smoke in the corridor, take your suite key/s and close the door behind you and leave by the nearest exit;
- Do not use the elevators;
- If you encounter smoke in the corridor or stairwell, consider taking an alternative exit, where it may be clear, or return to your suite;
- Listen for instructions or information, which may be given by authorized personnel over the voice communication system;
- If you cannot leave your suite because of fire or heavy smoke or are instructed to remain in your suite by a firefighter, close your door, but leave it unlocked to allow entry by firefighters;
- Dial 911 and tell the Fire Department where you are, then signal to firefighters by waving a sheet from a window or balcony;
- Seal all cracks where smoke may get in by using wet towels or sheets;
- Crouch low on the floor if smoke comes into the room;
- Move to the most protected room and partially open a window for air, if possible. Close window if smoke comes in;
- Wait for assistance and remain calm;
- Listen for instructions from authorized personnel over the voice communication system.
- If anyone in your unit requires assistance when evacuating during a fire, please advise the Property Management Office. Do this immediately and do not wait until there is a fire or an emergency.
- If you have pets in your unit who will need to be evacuated if a fire or an emergency occurs while you are not at home, please advise the Property Management Office. Again, do this immediately and do not wait until a fire or an emergency occurs.