How will I know if there is a fire?

The topic of fires and evacuation is a serious concern to seniors who live in apartment buildings. We would like to take this opportunity to guide you through the entire sequence of a fire alarm or fire emergency and the expected response of you the building occupants:

  • It is recommended that every dwelling have a smoke alarm outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. For maximum protection install a smoke alarm in every bedroom
  • Learn to recognize the sound of the fire alarm, and leave the building immediately when you hear it. Never ignore the alarm as fire may be present in any part of the building
  • Test smoke alarms monthly. Change the batteries in battery operated smoke alarms at least once a year. Clean smoke alarms at least once every six months by gently vacuuming the exterior. Smoke alarms should be replaced at least every ten years
  • Your building should be equipped with smoke detectors and other fire alarm components

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1. What causes most apartment fires?
2. How is this building different from other homes?
3. How will I know if there is a fire?
4. What's the plan for my building?
5. How do I escape from the fire?
6. Is there anything else I need to know ?
7. How do I schedule a presentation?