Did you know that high-rise buildings are among the safest buildings in the event of a fire? National statistics indicate that less than 1% of fire deaths occur in high-rise buildings.
To ensure the safety of residential high-rise building occupants, the Chicago Fire Department wants you to be prepared, know what to do in case of a fire, and always remain calm.
In Case of a fire in your building…
Remember these important safety tips:
C – Call 911 First
A – Alert building management/security
L – Listen for instructions from fire officials
M – Move to safety or evacuate only if you are in immediate danger. If you are not in immediate danger, stay where you are.
LIFE SAFETY PLAN
- Check your smoke detector regularly
- Know your building’s emergency plan and other emergency systems
- Practice fire safety in your home
- Learn to evacuate in case of a fire in your unit (safest stairwells and exits)
- Have a flashlight and home keys accessible
- Know your neighbors. Be aware of any disabilities or special needs they may have and check on them often
1) DON’T GO TO THE ROOF
2) DON’T TAKE THE ELEVATORS
3) DON’T BREAK WINDOWS
For additional information about the Chicago Fire Department’s Life Safety guidelines, please visit the Chicago Fire Department website at: www.CityOfChicago.org/fire.