Fire Life Safety Training

BUILDING FIRE & LIFE SAFETY

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FIRE SAFETY

  • In case of a fire, it is important to remain CALM:
    1. Call the Chicago Fire Department by dialing 911.  Provide them with the following information: exact location, floor, suite and building address, which is 131 South Dearborn Street.
    2. Alert the Management Office at (312) 357-2955 and others of the emergency on your floor.
    3. Listen carefully to announcements that are made through the public address system or by a member of the emergency evacuation team.
    4. Move to a safe location if you are in immediate danger, proceed to the nearest stairwell or exit.
  • Do not use elevators; use the emergency stairwells and close all doors behind you.

  • If the fire alarm sounds:
    • Remain calm and listen carefully to announcements that are made through the public address system or by a member of the emergency evacuation team.
    • Only the Chicago Fire Department has the authority to allow tenants to re-enter, as they will ensure that the building is safe for occupancy.

  • Fire Safety Tips
    • Doors should be touched with the back of hand prior to being opened. A hot door indicates fire on the opposite side and the door should not be opened.
    • If smoke is encountered, occupants should breathe through a handkerchief or piece of clothing to reduce smoke inhalation.
    • If caught in heavy smoke, drop to your hands and knees and crawl. Try to hold your breath as much as possible.
    • If clothing catches fire, people should stop, drop, and roll. Attempting to run will fan the flames and spread the fire.
    • If trapped in a room, the doors should be closed and the opening below the door should be covered with a towel and/or other object to limit smoke infiltration.

  • Fire Extinguishers
    • All fire extinguishers may be operated utilizing the PASS procedure:

      1. Pull pin
      2. Aim
      3. Squeeze lever
      4. Spray the base of the fire

    The Chicago Fire Department strongly encourages tenants to dial 911 to have trained fire fighters dispatched to extinguish the fire rather than attempting to extinguish the fire themselves. Never attempt to extinguish any fire larger than a small trash receptacle. Even if a fire is extinguished, the fire department still needs to be dispatched.

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