MEANS OF EGRESS FROM THE BUILDING IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
All persons should be familiar with the procedures for evacuating the building. Use the primary halls and stairs used to exit the building exit through the exterior doors. If those are not accessible, exiting through a window may be necessary.
If you hear any alarms leave the building immediately.
- In the case of a fire, everyone should meet across the street or at the nearest street corner to account for all persons who were in the building and do not re-enter the building until you are notified by the Fire Department.
- Notify the fire department when they arrive if there are persons missing or left inside the building.
SMOKE DETECTORS & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
- A working smoke alarm in required in every bedroom and in the vicinity of every bedroom, as well as in the hallways and common areas of the building. Carbon Monoxide detectors are located within 15 feet of every bedroom. Some models are a combination alarm for both smoke and carbon monoxide.
- Keep detectors dust free and free of any covering that will reduce the sensitivity to heat or smoke.
- If there is a detector directly wired to your electrical system be sure that the signal light located on the detector is blinking periodically.
- Never remove a battery or disconnect a detector unless it is chirping from low battery and you are replacing the battery. Some detectors are ten year detectors, and the battery in those cannot be replaced. If a detector is not functioning or it is going off sporadically, contact maintenance immediately for replacement or service. It is a misdemeanor punishable by fine and or imprisonment to tamper with or disable any fire protection device. Here’s what to do if your detector is chirping or beeping
- Detectors may be on the ceiling or wall. Some are plug in models and may be in an outlet.
- ABC type extinguishers are for extinguishing all types of fires. Never pour water on a grease fire. Instead turn off the stove and cover the pan with a lid or close the oven door.
- Learn how to use your fire extinguisher before there is an emergency.
- Use a fire extinguisher on small fires and only after everyone has evacuated the building. If there is a large fire, get out immediately and call 911 from another location.
- Fire Extinguishers have been provided and are located in each apartment and/or in the shared hall between apartments.
- Never smoke or light candles or other open flames in the house or within 25 feet.
MANUAL FIRE ALARM PULL STATIONS
- Manual fire alarm pull stations are located in the halls and other locations in some of our houses. When you see one, note where it is.
- In an emergency, pull this lever as you leave.
- Any and all space heaters must be approved by the landlord before using because of the house electric. Some houses are not wired for this large an electrical draw and it may be dangerous.