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Shelter-in-Place Responding to Severe Weather Agenda • What is Shelter-in-Place? • Safe Rooms • Purpose • Notification • What’s It Look Like? • Safety Team Responsibilities • Upcoming Drill What is Shelter-in-Place? • Protective action • Taking shelter within the immediate area – a safe location within your suite or on your floor • Ideally within a “Safe Room” Safe Rooms • A room designated as a safe area within which to shelter • Each company / tenant designates their own safe rooms • Things to consider: ▫ Large enough to accommodate staff ▫ Away from exterior windows ▫ In the core of the building ▫ With an internal communication method ▫ Lockable door Purpose for Shelter-in-Place • Two main reasons to conduct shelter-in-place ▫ External Threat ▫ Internal Threat Notification • Fire Life Safety System ▫ Tone will sound ▫ Strobes will activate • Announcement to shelter-in-place • Drill will focus on external threat ▫ Experiencing an external threat ▫ Shelter-in-place What’s It Look Like? • Announcement initiated • Important that occupants wait to hear full announcement • Safety team members assist in directing occupants to safe rooms • Await further instructions within safe room (announcement, Ringclear, e-mail blast) Safety Team Responsibilities • Safety team still critical for shelter-in-place situations • Instead of assisting in evacuation, safety team members direct occupants to safe room Safety Team Responsibilities • Floor Warden / Elevator Monitor / Stairwell Monitor ▫ Do NOT report to typical post ▫ Move to designated safe room with floor occupants ▫ Direct people along the way ▫ Instruct not to use stairs or elevators along the way Safety Team Responsibilities • Searchers ▫ Continue normal duties ▫ Walk designated search area and request floor occupants move to safe room ▫ Do NOT use search stickers ▫ Move to safe room upon conclusion of search Upcoming Drill • This will be a familiarization exercise ▫ Notified ahead of time of drill date ▫ Floors will be drilled one at a time ▫ Performance will not be graded / critiqued by the building, will not be timed ▫ Goal – to understand what a shelter-in-place looks like and identify safe rooms • Announcement will be made • Wait until announcement is complete • Move in an orderly manner to the nearest safe room Questions?
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