Emergencies and Building Evacuation

THE BOW Tower is fully equipped with pull stations, smoke detectors, heat detectors, sprinklers, flame detectors and a two-hour fire rating between floors. The fire alarm is activated through one of these five sources.

THE BOW Tower is equipped with a two-stage alarm system. The first stage is a slow "Ringing Bells" tone and is heard throughout the tower. Its purpose is to get your attention to listen for an announcement over the public address system. A paging tone will precede each announcement. The second stage alarm can easily be identified. It is a fast "Ringing bells" tone.

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IF YOU FIND FIRE OR SMOKE

IF YOU HEAR A FIRE ALARM 1ST STAGE (ALERT) SIGNAL

IF YOU HEAR A FIRE ALARM 2ND STAGE (EVACUATION) SIGNAL OFFICE OCCUPANTS

In the event of a power failure an Emergency Generator will provide power to the Emergency Power Circuits after approximately five seconds.

There will be power only for Emergency Lighting, Life Safety Systems and certain designated circuits such as elevators.

Announcements will be made over the Public Address System with instructions.

DO'S

  1. Exit the building IMMEDIATELY upon hearing a second stage alarm.
  2. Listen to the Public Address System and follow the instructions.
  3. Close the door to your office as advised by Floor Warden.
  4. Use stairwells for evacuation - single file, minimize conversation, listen for announcements, NO Smoking in the stairwells.
  5. In the stairwell, watch out for Fire Department personnel coming up the stairs.
  6. If caught in heavy smoke: Take short breaths, breathe through your nose and crawl to the nearest exit. The air is better near the floor.
  7. In the stairwell use handrails and be ready to merge with people exiting from other floors.
  8. Keep calm.
  9. Remove high heels.
  10. Once out of the building, move immediately to your designated meeting place.

DON'TS

  1. Once you have left your area, DO NOT return for any reason.
  2. Do not re-enter the building until the Building Authority gives "ALL CLEAR" and you are told it is safe to return to the building.

SAFETY

Report to the Security Command Centre at 403- 817-6630 anything that appears to be a potential hazard:

EMPLOYEE OR PUBLIC ACCIDENT

In the event an accident or illness of an employee at the work place:

  1. Dial 911 and provide this information:
    - Building name and address.
    - Floor and location on the floor of accident or illness.
    - Nature of accident or illnes
    - Contact your First Aid Responder, if available to your floor
    - Contact the Security Command Centre 403-817-6630, give the details. Security personnel are First Aid, Basic Level Responder trained.
  2. Do not move the person. Try to make them comfortable.
  3. If possible, have someone meet the emergency units at the elevators on your floor.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS:

  1. Security Command Centre will notify Security Personnel by radio. They will assist emergency units in reaching your location.
  2. Security Control Centre will confirm emergency call with local authorities.
  3. Fire Department, Paramedics/Ambulance and/or Police will be with you shortly.
  4. The Bow is equipped with an AED (Automated Electronic Defibrillator) unit in multiple areas if required. Contact Emergency 911, and call Security Command Centre immediately.


LIFE-SAFETY PROCEDURES VIDEOS


Introduction


Alarms And Evacuation


Fire Extinguisher demonstration


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