New Fire Tones
New Fire Alarm Tones Effective August 5, 2016
As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure a safe working environment for our tenants and to adopt the new fire alarm modernization completed this year to facilitate these efforts, effective August 5 new evacuation and alert tones will take effect to conform with the Ontario Building Code. The evacuation and alert announcements currently broadcast during a fire alarm will not change.
The Commerce Court fire alarm system broadcasts two separate tones. The evacuation tone is broadcast to the floor where a fire alarm device has activated as well as a floor above and below. When you hear the evacuation tone, you need to evacuate immediately.
The new evacuation tone will change to cycle 3 fast beeps and a pause. The alert tone is broadcast to the remaining floors in the building to indicate that a fire alarm has been activated however the floor you are on is not affected at this time. It is not necessary to leave your floor when you hear the alert tone though occupants should be prepared to evacuate if the situation changes.
The new alert tone will change to cycle a two tone signal, a high tone followed by a low tone.
To listen to the new alert and evacuation tones, please click on the files below:
The new evacuation and alert tones will be changing on August 5, 2016. We encourage tenants to become familiar with the new tones and to communicate internally with all their employees. Tenants should be familiar with Commerce Court Emergency Procedures and encouraged to review the Emergency Procedures Pamphlet, watch the Fire & Life Safety Procedures Video, as well as attend scheduled Floor Warden and Emergency Procedures Training.
To view the Fire & Life Safety Procedures Video click here.
To find out more about upcoming Floor Warden and Emergency Procedures Training, click here.
For any questions or more information, please contact the Fire & Life Safety Supervisor Ralph Martell at email [email protected] or via phone at (416) 364-7321.