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Fire Safety Protocol

Fire Safety Protocol - Based on the City of Toronto Fire Safety Guide for High Buildings

IF YOU DISCOVER FIRE IN YOUR UNIT OR IN ANY OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS:
  1. Leave the fire area;
  2. Close all doors behind you;
  3. Activate the Fire Alarm by using the nearest fire alarm pull station;
  4. Use exit stairwells to go down to the ground floor level and leave the building;
  5. 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;
  6. Do not use elevators.  The elevators are on automatic recall to the lobby for firefighter use only;
  7. Do not return until it is declared safe to do so by a Fire Department Official.

IF YOU HEAR THE FIRE ALARM
  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Do not use the elevators;
  4. If you encounter smoke in the corridor or stairwell, consider taking an alternative exit, where it may be clear, or return to your suite;
  5. Listen for instructions or information, which may be given by authorized personnel over the voice communication system;
  6. 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;
  7. Dial 911 and tell the Fire Department where you are, then signal to firefighters by waving a sheet from a window or balcony;
  8. Seal all cracks where smoke may get in by using wet towels or sheets;
  9. Crouch low on the floor if smoke comes into the room;
  10. Move to the most protected room and partially open a window for air, if possible. Close window if smoke comes in;
  11. Wait for assistance and remain calm;
  12. Listen for instructions from authorized personnel over the voice communication system.
NOTES:
  • 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.