TMA iServiceDesk

Fire Procedure

The following actions should be taken when the
fire alarm sounds: Horn alarm with increase
intensity tone will sound
(horn "whoop" sound). 

  1. Make every effort to remain calm and encourage
    those around you to do likewise.
  2. Listen to the directions given through the
    Emergency Public Address System.
  3. Quickly secure materials and valuables, exit
    and secure office and classroom doors.
  4. When no smoke or fire is visible, walk in an
    orderly manner to the nearest emergency evacuation stairwell, but do
    not enter the stairwell until told to do so via the Emergency Public
    Address System as individuals may be trying to evacuate affected
    floors and need to be able to enter the stairwell quickly.
  5. When smoke or fire is visible, walk in an
    orderly manner to the nearest emergency stairwell. Evacuate the
    floor and proceed to a safe area, or exit the building. DO NOT USE
    ELEVATORS! The alarm system is designated to direct the elevators to
    the ground floor.

PROCEDURES : Persons with Mobility Difficulties

With the addition of the emergency PA system,
Floor Wardens are no longer required, however, faculty and staff are to
assume responsibility for assisting students in following the directions

For a
Fire Drill, do not evacuate persons with mobility impairments !

In the event of an actual fire alarm, please
follow procedure below:

Procedure for those who cannot physically descend

NO SMOKE - wait at the nearest safe
stairwell exit. Report location of those with mobility impairments to
emergency personnel immediately. Emergency personnel will immediately
respond to assist.

SMOKE - Two employees to carry each
person down to a safe area and/or on-coming responding emergency

Responding emergency personnel have the means to
override the elevators to assist mobility impaired persons evacuate.