Posted By flanglois on September 16, 2020
High Rise Building Fire Safety
California is currently dealing with deadly wildfires, and while the fires are fortunately not in our area, we’d like to provide useful safety reminders for High Rise Building Fire Safety:
- Know the Plan – Make sure you are familiar with Luma’s evacuation plan. Our safe refuge area (the location we would meet if an evacuation occurred) is the corner of 11th and Grand Ave. (by the Starbucks). Please make sure you are also familiar with the nearest stairwells in cases of emergencies.
- Stay Low – Smoke from a fire is toxic and deadly no matter what kind of structure you live in. Make sure to stay as low as possible and try to go under the smoke when evacuating.
- Seal Yourself in for Safety – If you can’t exit the building due to smoke or fire in the hallway, call the fire department to report your exact location and gather in a room with a window. Close all doors between you and the fire. Use duct tape or towels to create a seal around the door and over air vents in order to keep the smoke from coming in.
- Stay by the Window – If windows can be opened and you must have air, open the window. Break windows only as a last resort as they will become inoperable.
- Signal to firefighters – Wave a flashlight or light-colored cloth at the window to let the fire department know where you are located.
You can find more general information at (cut and paste): https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Safety-in-living-and-entertainment-spaces/High-rise-buildings.
There are two notifications:
The first is for Sept. 17, 18, 21 and 22 from 5AM to 11:59PM at 1200 S. Hope St.
The second is for Sept. 24 from 7AM to 10PM at 1144 S. Hope St. There will be no parking on the East side of Hope St. between 11th and 12th St. for this day. Please see the attached flyer for details of the productions.
If you need assistance, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (213) 742-0387.