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Tenant Emergency Plan

Tenant Emergency Plan

Each tenant should have an emergency plan that includes an evacuation route from their suite and a designated gathering place should a building evacuation be necessary. The emergency plan should name specific personnel designated to perform the following duties in the event of an emergency:

  • A person in charge to lead the emergency plan.
  • One person (and an alternate) to notify the fire or police department and/or other appropriate authority.
  • Employees trained in the use of fire extinguishers.
  • “Buddies” to aid those who need assistance in case of an evacuation.
  • One person (and an alternate) to act as a floor captain. These individuals ensure safe and complete evacuation of their suite in the event of emergency. In case of a full evacuation, the floor captain should also report any missing personnel to the Fire Marshall.

The Seattle Fire Department's high rise Floor Captain handout (opens in new window) and training (opens in new window) guide are helpful tools for your emergency plan.

Employee Training

Items the Emergency Plan Team Members Should Consider as Part of Employee Training:

  • An evacuation plan.
  • Who secures doors?
  • Who makes the emergency phone calls?
  • Plan for who does what on different days and shifts.
  • All employees should be trained in the use of fire extinguishers and know where are the extinguishers located. Who attends to seeing that the extinguishers are serviced annually?
  • Who is trained in first aid and CPR?
  • Who will respond to after-hour emergencies? Emergency contact list requires that three people be identified as after-hours contacts.