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York Condominium Corporation 41


    York Condominium Corporation No. 41 Fire Safety Policy: Residents

    York Condominium Corporation No. 41 Fire Safety Policy: Residents

    •             Upon Hearing Building’s Fire Alarm


    All Residents should wait instructions from Toronto Fire Department.

    You must be prepared to protect yourself from smoke entering your unit. Use duct tape to seal cracks around the door and place a wet towel at the bottom of the door. Seal vents the same way.

    •             Upon Discovery of Smoke or Fire

    Alert occupants and leave the fire area.

    Close all doors behind you.  DO NOT LOCK DOORS.

    Activate the fire alarm system, use the pull station.

    Call the fire department by dialing 9-1-1

    If the fire is not in your unit, call 9-1-1 and tell them where you are and then move to the balcony. Close the door behind you. If you cannot get to balcony go to more smoke free room in unit and close the door and seal it with tape and towels. If necessary open the window for fresh air. Show emergency personal where you are by hanging a sheet from your balcony or window. Keep low to floor where the air is cleaner. Listen to instruction from Toronto Fire Services.

    If You Choose to Leave the Building / Exit Via Stairwells: DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR. If there is smoke in an area, do not enter.

    Check the door to your unit.  Before opening any door, feel the door handle and the door itself, If the door is not hot, open it slightly. If you see or smell smoke, or feel or hot air pressure or see smoke, close the door quickly. If the corridor is free of fire or smoke, take your keys, close the door behind you, and leave the building by the nearest exit stairwell, again closing all doors after you. If you encounter smoke in a stairwell, consider taking an alternate stairwell. Be sure to crawl low under smoke. If the alternate is also contaminated with smoke, return to your unit. When you are safely outside call 9-1-1. Never assume that someone else has already done so. Make sure you give your name, the correct address and location of the fire.


    1. Never attempt to exit via the roof. Smoke rises and the roof access doors are locked.

    2. Never use elevators when fire alarm is sounding.

    3. Do not go back into building until Fire Department says it’s safe to do so.


    York Condominium Corporation No. 41 Emergency Safety Policy: Residents

    Power Outage: If there is a power outage the emergency lighting system will engage for 2 hours. The elevators will not be functional. Water will not be able to reach your unit.

    During an outage:  Unplug computers, televisions, stereos and other electronic equipment that that may have been left on at the time of the outage to prevent damage caused by power surges when the power is restored and stop possible sources of ignition. Leave a light or radio on so you will know when power is restored. Never use barbecues, propane or gas heaters or portable generators indoors. Do NOT use candles.

     When Power is Restored plug in only the most essential appliances first, and wait 10 to 15 minutes to give the electrical system time to stabilize before connecting everything else.

    After power is restored, try to limit electricity use to help relieve potential strain on the system.

    If you rely on any life-sustaining equipment/apparatus, develop an emergency back-up plan that will ensure the equipment/ apparatus is operable in the event of a power outage

    Emergency Preparedness: The City of Toronto recommends each Resident be prepared with 72 hours of emergency supplies that includes all the things that you need, such as: Enough drinking water for three days (4 litres per person per day),  A battery powered or crank radio and flashlight,  Batteries,  three day supply of non- perishable food that meets your dietary needs, including food for infants, children, seniors, and pets if required,  Manual can opener , First aid kit,  Hand sanitizer,  Prescription drugs, medical supplies and special equipment and  important contact information for your healthcare provider(s), caregiver(s), emergency contact or personal attendant(s), or your service animals’ veterinarian, and a detailed list of all prescriptions.

    Evacuation: In additional every member of your household should pack a Go Bag — a collection of items you may need in the event of an evacuation. A Go Bag should be packed in a sturdy, easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or suitcase on wheels. A Go Bag should be easily accessible in case you have to leave your home in a hurry. Do not leave your pets or service animals behind.  Consider packing your cell phone, laptop, tablet, chargers and battery banks. Clothing and toiletries for each family member.  Formula, bottles, diapers, favourite books, games and toys for infants and children. Dot Not Leave Pets Behind. Pets may become lost and/or not survive on their own. Bring food and water, medications, favourite toys, identification tags and licenses for your pets.  Bring your leash/harness and pet carrier. Toronto Animal Services 416-338-PAWS (7297) works with homeowners during emergencies to provide options for dealing with pets.

     If evacuation is required, let someone know that you’ve left and where you can be found. Turn off your lights and appliances (except your refrigerator and freeze, stove). Lock your doors.



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