Fire Alarm Systems

Suncor Energy Centre

111 - 5th Avenue SW, Calgary , Alberta

Fire Alarm Systems

This section is to familiarize both Tenant and employees with the Life Safety policies and procedures should a 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 a door equipped with magnetic locking devices.
  • Sprinkler System.
  • Heat and Smoke Detectors.
  • Fire Control Station on the ground floor.
  • Extinguisher Cabinets.
  • Exit Stairways.
  • Emergency Power System.
  • Strobe Lights.
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.
  • Immediately evacuate via the nearest fire exit. Follow the directions of your Life 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.
If a Fire Alarm is Heard
Suncor Energy Centre is equipped with a two (2) staged fire alarm system. It has two (2) separate and distinct tones:
  • The Evacuation Tone is recognized by a continuous beep tone (120 beeps per minute).
  • The Alert Tone is recognized by an intermittent beeping tone (20 beeps per minute).
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. The remainder of the tower will receive the Alert Tone.

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 directions of your Life Safety Team.
  • If you encounter smoke in the corridor or stairwell, use the other Exit stairwell located on your floor area. Crossover floors are located approximately every five (5) floors with signs posted on the exit door. If Crossover floor is too congested, continue down to the next Crossover floor.
  • 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 tower or from third level down to the level 4 of the parkade. 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.
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 CALGARY FIRE DEPARTMENT where you are.
  • Crouch low to the floor if smoke comes into the room.
  • Move to the most protected room.
  • Remain calm and wait to be rescued. Do not consider jumping.
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