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High Rise Safety

Residents of high rise buildings should make themselves aware of:

Building superintendent's name and phone number.

Members of the Building Safety Committee.

The contact names and coordinates of floor monitors

Who conducts evacuation drills and how often

Location of fire extinguishers, automated external defibrillator units and oxygen tank

Location of emergency evacuation devices

Your Emergency Plan

Advise your building superintendent of your requirements during an emergency

Know your building's evacuation plan and escape routes

Know the location of emergency buttons in the building and exits that are wheelchair accessible (if applicable)

If applicable, request that an emergency evacuation chair be installed close to the stairwell on the floor where you work or live. If you cannot have an evacuation chair, have a backup plan for evacuating without one

If you will need help during an emergency, obtain large printed signs from the building manager that you can place in your window/door, indicating that you need assistance

Assisting a person with special needs in a high rise building - what to do:

Check on neighbors and/or co-workers with special needs to find out if they need your help

Offer to carry the person's emergency kit along with any special equipment

Avoid attempts to lift, support or assist the movement of someone down stairways unless you are familiar with safe techniques

Do not use elevators in event of fire or smoke, or if the emergency is likely to lead to a power outage

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