Fire Prevention Week - High-Rise and Condo Safety
During Fire Prevention Week, our SERVPRO of Elizabeth City/Outer Banks team would like to share some facts and tips about high-rise apartment and condominium safety. First, check out this fact:
- According to the National Fire Protection Association, high-rise buildings are more likely to have sprinklers and fire alarm equipment than other non-high-rise buildings.
Follow these safety tips if you live in a high-rise or condo:
- Meet with your landlord or building manager to learn about the fire safety features in your building (fire alarms, sprinklers, voice communication procedures, evacuation plans and how to respond to an alarm).
- Know the locations of all available exit stairs from your floor in case the nearest one is blocked by fire or smoke.
- If there is a fire, pull the fire alarm on your way out to notify the fire department and your neighbors
- If the fire alarm sounds, feel the door before opening and close all doors behind you as you leave. If it is hot, use another way out.
- Use the stairs to get out. Typically you should not use the elevator unless directed by the fire department.