Introduction Crime Prevention Workplace Violence Bomb Threat Civil Disturbance Earthquake Elevator Malfunction Emergency Contacts Emergency Response Team Evacuation Fire and Smoke Flooding Homeland Security Medical Emergency Pandemic Preparedness Power Failure Severe Weather/Tornado Toxic Hazards
Fire and Smoke

If you discover fire or smoke:

  • Call 911 and give them the following information:
    • Building Address – 180 North LaSalle
    • Floor of Concern
    • Your Name & Phone Number
    • Location of fire on the floor, if possible
  • Call the Office of the Building at 312.827.7800 and notify your Floor Warden.
  • If properly trained, attempt to extinguish a small, controllable fire.
  • Do not attempt to fight a fire that is out of control.
  • If instructed by your Floor Warden or Voice Communication System, begin evacuation as directed and do not use elevators.
  • Do not talk and listen carefully for instructions.
  • See detailed Evacuation Procedures below.

If trapped in an office or room with a door:

  • Notify 911 of your problem and location.
  • If possible, wedge wet towels or cloth material along the bottom of the door to keep out smoke.
  • Try to close as many doors between you and the fire as possible.
  • Stay close to the floor and wait for assistance.

Response to audible fire alarms:

  • If the audible alarm sounds and/or emergency strobe lights begin to blink, assemble near the closest stairwell and await further instructions.
  • Listen carefully for instructions over the emergency communication system.
  • If someone needs additional assistance, notify your Floor Warden, emergency team member or Building Security at 312.827.7800 to the location and condition of the person.
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