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Fire Safety

Both the North and South Tower of Hillside Estates are of concrete construction and are basically fireproof, however, as in the case in any high rise building, much combustible material populates the interior of our buildings.  It is the responsibility of all Residents to be fully aware of procedures to follow the event of a fire emergency.

Two emergency fire cabinets are located on each floor of both Towers and a fire extinguisher is provided on each level of the parkade.  These cabinets contain a fire hose and an all purpose fire extinguisher.  Fire alarm pull stations are located at opposite ends of each floor, immediately opposite the emergency stairwell exits.  Each building is equipped with exterior water stand-pipes to assist fire fighters.

In the event of a fire alarm, the location of the fire is indicated on an emergency board located on the main floor of each building.  Sprinkler protection is provided for all mechanical areas and the parking garage.  Smoke detectors are installed in each unit and all hallways.

NO SMOKING IN COMMON AREAS
Careless smoking has caused fires on balconies, ground and on parkade decks.  Eliminate damaged appliances, frayed extension cords, octopus plugs and the like. Practise good house keeping, especially in the kitchen (be careful when deep frying or fondue cooking).
 

IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE ALARM:
-              Vacate your Unit, CLOSING THE DOOR BEHIND YOU                                                                                                                                                                          -              Proceed to the emergency stairwell exits and on to your building lobby and await further instructions                                                                                         -              Should you be unable to leave your unit, keep your door closed and if smoke is present in the hallways place a towel against the bottom of your door
.                             -              Telephone 911 and advise them of the alarm and of your location.

IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY OR MEDICAL CONDITION WHICH WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM UTLIZING THE EMERGENCY STAIRWELLS, PRE-REGISTER AT THE OFFICE SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE ASSISTANCE TO VACATE THE BUILDING IF REQUIED TO DO SO.