Annual Fire Drill – Optional for Residents – Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00am
Posted By rpreston on November 16, 2020
Annual Fire Drill
On Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00am while our annual fire alarm inspections are taking place, the Association will be conducting the annual fire drill. During this drill, fire alarms will be simulated for approx. 20-30 minutes and reset after the fire drill is complete. This drill is completely voluntary for residents; however, the process is helpful in case of a real emergency. Participants should go to the parking lot on the corner of Pacific Hwy & Broadway so that a staff member can count all of the residents who exited the building safely.
During our Fire Drill Alarm Event at the Grande North the following will occur:
1) All of the elevator lobby fire doors, on each floor, will automatically close. The doors will not be able to be propped open until the system has been reset by our building engineer or the fire department as the doors are held open by an electro-magnet. If you are in the elevator lobby when the doors close, you can open them to get out.
2) The elevator cars will go to the ground floor, meaning that the emergency stair wells are your only means of exiting the building.
3) The System will automatically sound and play a pre-recorded announcement regarding the event both in your unit and the common area halls of the impacted floor(s). Alarms will also sound in emergency stair wells, the elevator cabs, and the front lobby area.
4) The common area HVAC System vents on all floors will close and the emergency stair wells will begin to pressurize to keep smoke out of the stairwells. ALWAYS EXIT DOWN THE STAIRS AS THERE IS NO ROOF TOP ACCESS OR ESCAPE.
If you have any questions, you may contact management at (619) 238-8117. Thank you in advance for your understanding!