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This Manual is provided as a resource to our tenants, and the general population visiting, dining, or involved in business related activities to help plan for an emergency situation. We recommend that each tenant appoint a captain or floor monitor as applicable and co-captain to implement emergency procedures. The number of co-captains, etc. needed depends upon the number of employees and the size of the office. The captains and co-captains must (1) be knowledgeable and capable of providing leadership in an emergency situation and (2) work in their respective areas within the building.

Our recommendations include the following:

Designate evacuation routes which will best promote an evacuation that is both quick, and safe. Captains and co-captains should familiarize themselves with building evacuation routes and clearly communicate this information to all employees.

Provide a review of all personnel present at the designated meeting location and require the immediate notification of emergency personnel if it is believed someone may still be inside the building.

If there are handicapped persons within your office, be prepared to assist them to the safest possible location. If you are unable to get them completely out of the building, notify emergency personnel immediately upon their arrival. Captains and co-captains should be aware of the presence of handicapped persons and alternative evacuation routes which would make egress as quick and safe as possible.

In accordance with code requirements, we will conduct periodic emergency evacuation drills. We require all occupants to actively participate in these exercises. It is a valuable opportunity to test and improve our emergency preparedness.