Emergency Warden
Training
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Why Evacuation Training?
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The Landlord-Customer relationship
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Dependence on the Management Team
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We Depend on You
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Session Objectives
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Your roles and responsibilities as a
member of the tenant evacuation team.
The current evacuation procedures for
your building.
The location of the fire and life safety
equipment in your building.
How to respond appropriately in the
event of an emergency.
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Tenant Emergency Response
Guide
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Emergency Response
for
Tenants
Evacuation Procedures
Life Safety Solutions Plus, LLC
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Evacuation Team Roles
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Floor Wardens
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Alternates
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Special Assistants
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Additional Roles if your office
has numerous volunteers
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Searchers
Stairwell Monitors
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Communication Flow
Special
Assistants
Floor
Warden
Property
Mgmt.
Team
Fire
Department
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No Control over
Disastrous Incidents
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Three Areas of Preparedness
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Notification System
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Alarm System- Strobes and Sirens
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Automatic Sprinkler System
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Evacuation Plan to Exit Building
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Importance of Floor Wardens Role
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Common Code
Violations
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Blocked Exit Doors or Pathway
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Wedged or Blocked Fire Doors
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Storage too close to Sprinkler Heads
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Exit Signs not Illuminated or Improper
Directional
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Common Hazards
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To prevent fires, do not :
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Use space heaters.
Overload extension cords or power strips.
Run electrical cords under rugs or mats.
Use any devices that have a cracked or
frayed power cord.
Do not use elevators to evacuate
(use the stairs).
Do not evacuate to the roof
(always go down).
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Emergency Response
for
Tenants
Building Systems & Equipment
Chief Engineer
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Fire and Life Safety
Protection Features
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State of the art emergency system
consisting of many components,
including the Fire Panel.
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In the event of a fire, the elevators
recall to ground level.
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Buildings are fully equipped with a
sprinkler system.
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In the event the building
experiences power loss, a generator
supplies power to emergency
lighting, elevators, fire panels and
life safety fan systems such as
stairwell pressurization and smoke
exhaust fans.
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Fire Alarm System
Initiating Devices
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Smoke Detectors
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Sprinkler Flow Switches:
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Located in elevator lobbies,
electrical rooms & air handler
rooms.
Monitors the flow of water.
Located on each floor in the stairwells.
Manual Pull Station:
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Located on each floor in corridors next
to stairwells.
Also Located at all Exits from the
building
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Our Alarm System
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Pull Station
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How the Fire Alarm is Initiated
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The pull station has been manually
activated
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The smoke detector senses smoke &
has activated
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The sprinkler flow sensor has detected
flow of water and the system will
activate
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What to do:
Smell of Smoke
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Do not investigate the smell of
smoke yourself.
 Building staff will respond to
investigate the smell of smoke.
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If you see smoke, treat it as a fire
and follow the fire emergency
procedures.
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What to do:
Power Outage
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Turn off computers and equipment.
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Property team will:
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Contact the utility company to find out the
anticipated duration and severity of the outage.
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Check for potential elevator entrapments.
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Order an evacuation if the outage will be
lengthy.
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Keep tenant contacts updated on status.
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Emergency Response
for
Tenants
Evacuation Procedures
Property Management
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EXHIBIT B:
SAFE REFUGE MAP
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EXHIBIT B:
SAFE REFUGE MAP
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History of
High Rise Fires
Fire Emergencies
They say a picture is worth a thousand
words... [ 30 seconds each picture ]
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Emergency Response
for
Tenants
Duties and Responsibilities of a
Floor Warden
Life Safety Solutions Plus, LLC
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Duties & Responsibilities
of a Floor Warden
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Identification of Floor Wardens/Orange Vests
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Designated Floor Warden Reports to the
Management and States Condition of Floor
is “Clear” or “Still Occupied” Upon
Immediate Exit of Building (Management in
Lime vests)
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Become familiar with Primary and
Secondary Exits
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Familiar with the Pull Station Locations
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Familiar with Fire Extinguisher Locations
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As you Exit Building, Use Outside of
Stairwell
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Duties & Responsibilities
of a Floor Warden
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Do Not block open stairwell Doors
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Do Not argue with one individual- You are
responsible for many
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Sweep floor or Area to insure All have exited
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Encourage tenants No Food or Drink in
stairwell
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Encourage ladies to remove high heels
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Know your assembly area
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Fire prevention and safety on Day to Day Basis
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Physically Impaired
Procedures
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Identify and provide list of Individuals needing
assistance to Property Management
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Assign Someone to assist during evacuation
always have a backup assistant
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Procedure- Assist Individual to stairwells; have
someone stay with Individual. Floor Warden to
report to Property Management location of
persons needing assistance
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If Fire Strikes!!
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Evacuate those in immediate danger
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Activate the nearest manual pull
station/fire alarm.
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Close doors as you exit (to slow the
spread of the fire).
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Continue evacuation of entire floor
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Notify Property Management upon
exiting stairwell of any special
assistants and those awaiting for the
fire department for additional
assistance.
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Continue evacuation to assembly area
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Helpful Tips!!
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Feel any closed doors with the back of
your hand; if hot, Do Not Open
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If your clothing catches fire… Stop,
Drop and Roll
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Do Not break windows
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Stay Low… if trapped by smoke
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Wet cloth for protection
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Fire Extinguisher
Procedures
Pull
Aim
Squeeze
Sweep
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Defend in Place
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Tornado- Inclement Weather
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Civil Disasters
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Unwanted Intruder
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Internal Chemical Attack- Stairwell
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Dirty Bombs
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Emergency Response
for
Tenants
Questions & Answers
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Emergency Response for Tenants
Thank You!
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