Fire and Life Safety Systems
Central Fire Alarm System
Once a building fire alarm is received, a series of audible horns and visual strobe lights will be activated notifying occupants that a building fire alarm has been received. The horns will sound throughout the building for approximately 40 seconds. After which a recorded message will be broadcast over the building public address system notifying the entire building of the following:
"ATTENTION PLEASE. THE SIGNAL TONE YOU HAVE JUST HEARD INDICATES A REPORT OF AN
EMERGENCY IN THIS BUILDING. IF YOUR FLOOR EVACUATION SIGNAL SOUNDS AFTER THIS
MESSAGE, WALK TO NEAREST STAIRWAY AND LEAVE THE FLOOR. WHILE THE REPORT IS BEING
VERIFIED, OCCUPANTS ON OTHER FLOORS SHOULD AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.”
This message is repeated twice.
After the message the evacuation signal (a slow whooping alarm) will sound on the affected floor and the floor above the affected floor indicating evacuation should begin as per the Building Evacuation Plan. All other floors will receive a flashing strobe alerting people to stand by for further instructions. In the event of confirmed fire, a building general evacuation will be sounded, noted by the slow whooping alarm on your floor. At this time you are to immediately leave the building via the nearest exit stairwell.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS!
Once you have reached the main lobby level, a security guard will direct you to the proper exit. Tenants should proceed to the gathering area that has been designated by their company.
PLEASE NOTE: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL CANNOT RESET THE FIRE ALARM UNTIL
THE SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVES AND DETERMINES THE CAUSE OF THE
ALARM. PLEASE BE PATIENT DURING THIS TIME.
Assisting Visitors Unfamiliar with Building
Please be aware that if visitors are present during an emergency, your Emergency Team needs to assist the visitor in evacuating the premises. If a visitor sign-in sheet is maintained at your front desk, we suggest someone be assigned to bring that information to the Suite Monitor after evacuating the building in order to help facilitate an accurate head-count.
Above all, everyone involved needs to keep their own safety in mind and allow the Fire Department to take control.