Fire Safety

Mutual 14

The safety of everyone in an apartment building depends on your response to a fire in your own apartment and to the alarm system signaling a fire in someone else’s apartment.

If there is a fire in your own apartment:

  • The smoke detector will alert you to a possible fire in your apartment.
  • Smoke detectors are not connected to any alarm system.
  • Leave your unit and close the door behind you. Do not lock the door!
  • Call 911 immediately, using a neighbor’s phone if necessary.
  • Pull the Fire Alarm handle in the atrium or catwalk near a stairwell.
  • The Fire Alarm will alert your neighbors to a potential problem – they are not connected to the Fire Department or LW Security.
  • Do NOT use the elevator.

If you hear the Fire Alarm:

  • Leave your unit and close the door behind you. Do not lock the door!
  • Do not use the elevator.

Evacuating the Building:

  • Go to the lobby of the building across the street or next door.
  • Keep the lobby of your building, and the street, clear for fire vehicles, personnel, and equipment.
  • Attendance may be taken by your Building Representative.
  • Do not go back to your apartment until given the ‘all clear’ by Fire Department personnel.

If you Need Assistance with walking or stairs:

  • Stay where you are!
  • Close the windows. Un-lock the front door.
  • If smoke is coming into the apartment, go into the main bedroom, close the door.
  • If smoke comes into the main bedroom, go into the bathroom and close the door.
    Fire Department personnel will search all apartments, starting with those closest to the fire. They will find you and assist your evacuation.
  • If you feel you must leave your unit:
    o Do not lock the door.
    o Go to the end of the building or catwalk farthest from the fire activity
    o Wait for a fireman to assist you.

May 2016