Fire Alarm Systems

Queen's Quay Terminal

207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario

Fire Alarm Systems

This section is to familiarize both tenant and employees with the Life Safety policies and procedures should fire alarm occur in the building. Typically most fire alarms are “false alarms”, however for the safety of all occupants; all fire alarms should be treated as a real emergency when the alarm bell has sounded.

The fire alarm system consists of the following equipment:
  • Alarm tone and voice communication throughout the common and tenant areas.
  • Manual Pull Stations are at each exit stairwell and on both sides of any doors that are equipped with magnetic locking devices
  • Sprinkler System
  • Heat and Smoke Detectors.
  • Fire Control Station on the ground floor.
  • Fire Hose Cabinets and Extinguishers.
  • Exit Stairways
  • Emergency Power System.
If you Discover Fire or Smoke
  • Remain calm. Leave the fire area, closing doors behind you.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station. To operate, pull down the fingertip lever. This will activate the fire alarm system.
  • When safe to do so, call 911. Provide your name, building address, and the location of the fire.
  • Immediately evacuate via the nearest fire exit. Follow the directions of your Fire Safety Team. Do not use elevators.
  • Do not return until a Fire Official declares it or Brookfield personnel indicates that the alarm condition has been cleared.
Note: Do not use water type fire extinguishers for electrical fires
All doors that are equipped with magnetic locks will release within 10 seconds of the fire alarm going off.

If a Fire Alarm is heard
Queen’s Quay Terminal is equipped with a two-staged fire alarm system. It has two (2) separate and distinct tones:
  • The Alert Tone (stage 1) is recognized by an intermittent tone (every two seconds).
  • The Evacuation Tone (stage 2) is recognized by its temporal pattern: three (3) quick beats, pause, then repeated.
The Evacuation Tone is heard
  • Do not wait for announcements. Remain calm and immediately evacuate via the nearest fire exit, closing all doors behind you (take your suite key). Before opening the door, feel the knob for heat. If it is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slightly. If you feel air pressure or a hot draft, close the door quickly.
  • Follow the direction of your Fire Safety Team.
  • If you encounter smoke in the corridor or stairwell, use the other Exit stairwell located on your floor area. The crossover floor is located on 4th floor with signs posted on the exit door.
  • Do not use the elevators, as they will automatically home to the ground floor.
  • Do not return until a Fire Official or Brookfield personnel has announced that the alarm condition has been cleared.
The Alert Tone Sounds
  • This tone indicates a potential fire condition exists somewhere in the building. Remain at your workstation but be prepared to leave the building if it becomes necessary.
  • Listen to announcements and instructions via the voice communication system and follow the instructions of your Life Safety Team.
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