Fire and Life Safety

Fire Prevention
  • Do not accumulate quantities of discarded files or other paper trash in your office or storage area. Pay special attention to housekeeping in those departments that produce quantities of debris, such as duplication machines, mailing and receiving rooms.
  • Do not store large quantities of flammable solvents, duplicating fluids, or other combustible fluids.
  • Keep electrical appliances in good repair. Report unsafe conditions to the building office.
  • When furnishing an office, consider the fire potential of materials used in large amounts, like overstuffed chairs, settees, couches or anything that could become a combustible item. Such furnishings should be flame proofed.
  • Where potential for fire is especially high, such as supply rooms, tenants may wish to consider installing additional fire extinguishers.

Fire Emergency
IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE, you should remain calm and:
  1. Pull the nearest fire alarm. Alarms are located in the corridors adjacent to the stairwells.
  2. Call 911 from a safe location.
  3. Evacuate or relocate and assist all others in the immediate area.
  4. Close doors behind you to isolate fire.
  5. Proceed to stairwells and listen for instructions. NEVER use the elevators.
  6. Be cautious when opening doors so as not to spread the fire. Touch any door to see if it is hot before opening.
  7. If smoke is present, stay low and crawl with your body against the floor. The clearest air is near the floor. If forced to make a dash through smoke or flame, hold your breath and cover your nose and mouth with an article of clothing.

Online Life Safety Training

Safety and security are top priorities at 10 & 120 South Riverside. To help ensure that all occupants understand their role in an emergency, we have prepared a convenient online life safety training program for 10 & 120 South Riverside tenants. This program offers training and information for employees and building occupants, as well as specialized information for floor wardens. It is highly encouraged that everyone participates in this online training.

For access to this training, please contact the Office of the Building.