Fire Alarm Systems

Hudson's Bay Centre

2 Bloor Street East, 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 tone 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 a door equipped with magnetic locking devices.
  • Sprinkler System
  • Heat and Smoke Detectors.
  • Main Fire Control Room 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 it is declared by a Fire Official or Brookfield personnel that the alarm condition has been cleared.
Tones and Announcements
2 Bloor Street East is equipped with a two staged fire alarm system.

The Evacuation Tone and Announcement is recognized by a continuous beep (3 per second) tone.

The Alert Announcement is read to the remaining floors of the Office Tower to inform them of the emergency situation.

When an alarm is activated from any floor, the floor where the alarm originates, and the floor above and below will receive the Evacuation Tone and Announcement.

When the Evacuation Tone is Heard
  • Follow the directions of your Fire Safety Team.
  • 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.
  • If you encounter smoke in the corridor or stairwell, use the other Exit stairwell located on your floor area. Crossover floors are located on approximately every five floors 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.’
When the Alert Announcement is Heard
  • Standby, and follow directions as announced.
Evacuating Endangered Occupants
If you cannot leave your area, or have to return to it because of heavy smoke or fire, remain calm and:
  • Close the Door
  • Unlock the door in the event fire fighters may need to enter the area.
  • Seal all cracks where smoke may get in (e.g. under the door, air conditioning and heating vents).
  • If you require assistance for evacuation, dial 911 and tell the Toronto Fire Services where you are. Signal to the fire fighters by taping a large “X” on the window of your location.
  • Crouch low to the floor if smoke comes into the room.
  • Move to the most protected room.
  • Remain calm and wait to be rescued.
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