Emergency Document

 

Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 615

190, 192 and 194 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario

Emergency Procedures

Latest Revision: April 9, 2014

Previous Version: November 13, 2013


Table of Contents

1.   Emergency Procedures

2.   Emergency Telephone Numbers

3.   Instructions to Occupants on Fire Procedures

4.   Fire Extinguisher, Control of Confinement

5.   Fire Hazards

6.   In General, Occupants are Advised to

7.   Commercial, Retail and Industrial Properties

 


 

1.   EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

The following sign is posted in corridors (at the exit doors next to the fire alarm) of each floor as a requirement of the Fire Code.

The fire alarm system is to be activated to alert the other occupants in the case of a fire-related emergency and to put into operation the approved Fire Safety Plan.

The Fire Department is to be notified by telephoning 911, giving the correct address and the exact location of the fire (floor number and suite number) – You are at 192 Jarvis Street.


2.   Emergency Telephone Numbers

 

Police, Fire, Ambulance 911
Superintendent Cell (416) 526-6477
Property Management Office (416) 657-2117

 


3.   Instructions to Occupants on Fire Procedures

 

In the EVENT of FIRE, OCCUPANTS will:

1.     Leave the fire area and take your unit key.  Close all doors behind you.

2.     Activate the fire alarm at doorway to stairwell, use pull station.

3.    Telephone Toronto Fire Department, dial 911 (never assume this has been done).  Give your address ‑ 192 Jarvis Street and location of fire in the building.

4.     Use exit stairwell to leave the building immediately.

5.     Do NOT use elevators.

6.     Do not return until it is declared safe to do so by the Fire Official.

If a FIRE ALARM is HEARD:

1.     Before opening door, feel door and doorknob for heat.  If not hot, brace yourself against door and open slightly.

2.     If you feel air pressure or hot draft, close door quickly.

3.     If you find no fire or smoke in corridor, take the key, close door behind you and leave by nearest exit stairwell.

4.     If you encounter smoke in corridor or stairwell, consider taking corridor to other side of building where another stairwell may be clear, or return to your apartment.

If you CAN’T Leave Your Apartment

1.     Close the door.

2.     Unlock door for possible entry of fire fighter.

3.     Dial 911 and tell the Toronto Fire Department you are at 192 Jarvis and advise where you are in the building.

4.     Seal all cracks where smoke can get in by using wet towels or sheets to seal mail slots, transoms and central air-conditioning outlets if necessary. (Roll of wide strong masking tape is useful).

5.     Crouch low to the floor if smoke enters the room.

6.     Move to the most protected room.

7.     Wait to be rescued.  Remain Calm. Do no panic or jump.

8.     Listen for instructions or information, which may be given by authorized personnel over the Voice Communication System.

A list of names and location of non‑ambulatory persons or person requiring assistance should be kept by the building Superintendent and made available to Fire Department Personnel. Tenant who may require assistance should complete form for Non‑Ambulatory Residents.


4.   Fire Extinguisher, Control of Confinement

This is primarily the responsibility of the Fire Department. The production of toxic fumes in buildings makes firefighting potentially dangerous, particularly if a large amount of smoke is being generated.

Only after ensuring that the alarm has been raised and the Fire Department notified, should an experienced person (familiar with extinguisher operation) attempt to extinguish a small fire. If it cannot be easily extinguished with the use of a portable fire extinguisher, leave the area and confine the fire by closing the door.


5.   Fire Hazards

In order to avoid fire hazards in the building, occupants are advised to:

1.     Avoid careless smoking ‑ use ashtrays, never smoke in bed.

2.     Do not put burning materials such as cigarettes and ashes into wastebaskets or boxes and do not dispose in garbage chute.

3.     Do not dispose of flammable liquids or aerosol cans.  Hand them over to the building Superintendent; do not dispose in garbage chute.

4.     Do not allow trash or packing materials to accumulate.

5.     Do not use unsafe electrical appliances, frayed extension cords, overloaded outlets or lamp wire for permanent wiring.

6.     Never force cartons, coat hangers, and bundles of paper into the garbage chute because it may become blocked.

7.     Avoid unsafe cooking practices, deep fat frying, too much heat, and unattended stoves, loosely hanging sleeves.

8.     Never leave articles such as shoes, mats etc. in halls, corridors and stairways.


6.   In General, Occupants are advised to:

1.     Know where the fire alarms pull stations and exits are located.

2.     Call the Fire Department immediately (911) whenever you need assistance.

3.     Know the correct address of the building: 192 JARVIS STREET

4.     Notify the Property Management if special assistance is required in the event of an emergency.

5.     Know the audible fire alarm signals and the procedures established to implement safe evacuation.

6.     Know the supervisory staff assigned to your floor area or building.

7.     Report any fire hazard to supervisory staff.

8.     Know the floor area and/or adjacent buildings.


7.   Commercial, Retail and Industrial Properties

A high standard of housekeeping and building maintenance is probably the most important single factor in the prevention of fire. Listed below are some specific hazards.

1.     Combustible refuse stored in non‑designated areas.

2.     Fire and smoke barrier doors not operating properly.

3.     Improper storage of flammable liquids and gases.

4.     Defective electrical wiring and appliances, over fusing, and the use of extension cords as permanent wiring.

5.     Dryer lint collector full or improperly vented.

6.     Careless use of smoking materials.

7.     Kitchen hoods and filters not cleaned regularly.