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Gary Community Investments Safety Training
Transcript of Gary Community Investments Safety Training
In 2009-2013, there were an average of 14,500 reported structure fires in high-rise buildings per year and associated losses of 40 civilian deaths.
National Fire Protection Association
Safety Awareness Training
Bomb Threat/Suspicious Package
must be taken seriously, especially if they are specific.
: Be on the lookout for a
tornado in the area.
*Whose responsibility is it to keep you safe?*
Get under a desk or other heavy object.
Do not try to exit the building. Stairways and other parts of the building may be damaged and inaccessible.
Power may fail. Water lines, gas lines etc. may break.
Don't be surprised if you feel more than one shock.
Gary Community Investments
Fire Alarm Activation
A fire alarm will sound when one of the following devices is activated:
Smoke / heat detector
Fire suppression sprinkler head
Manual pull station
Horns and strobes will be activated
Emergency power: The building is equipped with an
emergency back-up generator
that will supply power to fire/life safety systems:
Fire alarm and detection systems
Elevators recall to first floor and lock open.
Movement out of the building to a safe area a sufficient distance (300 feet) from the building.
Gather at assembly area
(plaza at 19th and Wynkoop)
wait for all-clear.
Evacuees exit using both sides of the stairwells, always traveling down.
Running and talking are not permitted.
HANDS SHOULD BE EMPTY. No phones, food, beverages, etc.
Persons Requiring Assistance
GET OUT -
DON'T CALL BUILDING STAFF WITH QUESTIONS
Persons requiring assistance should be aided in evacuating last or left in the safe shelter area under the supervision of a buddy.
Emergency personnel will effect a rescue if necessary and when it is safe to do so.
If you discover a fire:
Leave area immediately. Close doors and advise others of the danger.
Activate alarm using manual pull station on your way out.
Call 911 and property management to notify of fire's location.
Use a fire extinguisher to fight the fire ONLY IF:
User is properly trained.
Fire is small enough to be contained.
An escape route is available.
- Pull the pin
Other Important Things to Remember:
Treat doors with caution.
If warm or hot, use another route. Call 911 to report.
If normal temperature, open with care.
If you are trapped:
Close doors between you and the fire.
Seal off cracks and other openings.
Call 911 and alert them to your location.
Wait to be rescued and REMAIN CALM.
If you are trapped in an elevator:
Call the elevator company using the telephone in the elevator.
Remain calm until help arrives. Sitting on the floor while waiting will help.
DO NOT try to force the doors open.
Never attempt to leave an elevator that is stuck between floors unless instructed to do so by emergency personnel.
In the event of a power failure, emergency generator retrieves elevators to main floor.
: Funnel has been spotted in the area.
How do you receive notifications?
Move away from the building perimeter and exterior glass.
Take shelter in an area toward the middle of the building, such as elevator lobbies, stairwells, or restrooms.
Do not go to first floor lobby or outside the building.
Wait for verification that the danger has passed.
Follow Bomb Threat Checklist (
keep near phone
NOT an automatic evacuation - don't sound alarm.
Call 911 and building management.
Be prepared to assist in search.
may represent an imminent threat.
May be mailed, delivered by courier, or planted.
Do not handle.
Call 911 and keep a safe distance.
Call 911 and report that you have a medical emergency.
Provide information as prompted by the dispatcher.
Perform first aid/CPR to your level of training.
Improve paramedic response time by:
Notifying property management of the emergency.
Assigning someone to meet responders at elevator.
Don't live with unsafe conditions
Space heaters and extension cords are not allowed in the building.
Turn off coffee pots at night.
Do not obstruct sprinkler heads or other building safety features.
Ensure clear doorways and exit corridors.
Avoid overloading circuits, extension cords, etc.
A key to staying safe when an attacker is nearby is
PAY ATTENTION TO EXITS. Identify the
nearest exits. The way you entered may no longer be safe.
MAKE A PLAN. Decide ahead of time what actions you could take. Play "what if?" games.
ACT DECISIVELY. If what you hear
be gunshots, don't hesitate.
When Law Enforcement arrives, keep calm, raise hands, don’t make sudden movements. Follow instructions.
Try to remember details to report to 911: location, description, weapons, potential victims, etc.
We recommend taking the “Active Shooter: What You Can Do” course (
Course Code IS-907
) which is part of FEMA’s free Independent Study Program found at (
Other excellent sources include the Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov). Also Houston Police’s
Run, Hide, Fight
video and L.A. County Sheriff Dept’s
Surviving an Active Shooter
, both accessible on YouTube.
Stay "left of bang"
Recognize and monitor the baseline
Fight normalcy bias (be paranoid for a while)
Avoid focus lock, especially during transitions
Trust your feelings
Evaluate/seek to understand situations
Heart Increases rate and force of contraction
Lungs Dilates bronchioles
Blood vessels Dilate in skeletal muscle
Constricts in gastrointestinal organs
Sweat glands Activates sweat secretion
Digestive tract Inhibits peristalsis
Kidney Increases renin secretion
Sympathetic (Limbic) Nervous System
Corporate Training Manager
Advantage Security, Inc.
Fire-rated stairwell doors. Keep doors closed.
In 2011-2015, there were an average of 358,500 home structure fires per year, causing an average of 2,510 annual civilian deaths (6.9 per day).
84% of the home fire deaths occurred in one- or two-family homes.
Leading causes of fires were cooking equipment and heating equipment. Leading cause of home fire deaths was smoking materials.
Almost three of every five (57%) home deaths
resulted from fires with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
What can you do?
Install both types of smoke alarms (ionization and photoelectric). CHANGE BATTERIES ANNUALLY.
Plan – and practice – an escape route.
Know two ways out of every room in the home
"Do I really have to evacuate?"