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.
Leave the fire area immediately. Remove any person in immediate danger. Make sure that doors to the affected area are closed
Alert building occupants. Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station
IF YOU HEAR A FIRE ALARM 1ST STAGE (ALERT) SIGNAL
Save your work; secure valuable/sensitive information. Do not begin any activities that may delay your evacuation if it becomes necessary
Follow the instructions given by Fire Wardens and/or building staff
Listen for the evacuation signal
Follow the instructions given over the voice communication system and those given by the Fire Department
IF YOU HEAR A FIRE ALARM 2ND STAGE (EVACUATION) SIGNAL
Evacuate the floor immediately, using the nearest exit stairwell and proceed to the next crossover floor in alert or evacuate the building immediately. DO NOT use elevators. NOTE: The crossover floors are 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55. In order to expedite building evacuation, tenants have 6 stairwells to utilize in the event of an emergency. There are two elevators in the central elevator lobby, and two in each fingertip. This will facilitate the even distribution of persons using the six stairwells. The stairwells are clearly labeled. Stairwells 1 and 2 are in the West fingertip, 3 and 4 are in the central core and 5 and 6 within the East fingertip.
Check all doors before opening them. Using the back of your hand, check the door for heat
- If the door is hot, leave the door closed and unlocked and use an alternate path to an exit
- If the door is not hot, brace yourself against it and open slightly. If you feel air pressure or hot draft, close the door quickly, leaving it unlocked. Use an alternate to an exit
If you are unable to use an alternate exit or are trapped
- Proceed to the freight elevator lobby or
- Return to an office and close the door, leaving it unlocked
- Seal off all openings, which may admit smoke
- Crouch low to the floor if smoke enters the room
- Call the Fire Department at 911 and alert them to your location
- Wait to be rescued. Listen for instructions given by authorized personnel
Follow instructions provided by Fire Wardens, building staff and the Fire Department
Report dangerous conditions. Upon leaving the building, report to building staff or Fire Department personnel if you know of anyone still in the building, or if you saw smoke or fire
Report to your designated assembly location
Do not return to the building until the ALL CLEAR has been given by the Fire Department
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.
Exit the building IMMEDIATELY upon hearing a second stage alarm.
Listen to the Public Address System and follow the instructions.
Close the door to your office as advised by Floor Warden.
Use stairwells for evacuation - single file, minimize conversation, listen for announcements, NO Smoking in the stairwells.
In the stairwell, watch out for Fire Department personnel coming up the stairs.
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.
In the stairwell use handrails and be ready to merge with people exiting from other floors.
Remove high heels.
Once out of the building, move immediately to your designated meeting place.
Once you have left your area, DO NOT return for any reason.
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.
Report to the Security Command Centre at 403- 817-6630 anything that appears to be a potential hazard:
Fire Hazards (Blocked hallways and doors. Blocked pull stations and extinguishers. Any mechanical situation that might constitute a fire hazard).
Ensure that Fire Sprinkler Heads located in the ceiling are kept clear of any obstructions.
Be familiar with the location of emergency exits and procedures for your floor.
EMPLOYEE OR PUBLIC ACCIDENT
In the event an accident or illness of an employee at the work place:
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.
Do not move the person. Try to make them comfortable.
If possible, have someone meet the emergency units at the elevators on your floor.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS:
Security Command Centre will notify Security Personnel by radio. They will assist emergency units in reaching your location.
Security Control Centre will confirm emergency call with local authorities.
Fire Department, Paramedics/Ambulance and/or Police will be with you shortly.
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.