It is not expected that this information will work for every business. Please contact your local fire department when developing your own plan. This plan will help you navigate a fire or other emergency you may encounter while at either of the Trupanion offices (Ballard Way and Shilshole). Attached are evacuation maps for both buildings. Locate your department on the map and be aware of your nearest exit. These maps are posted in every conference room, break room, and bathroom. Be prepared to practice these procedures at least twice annually during scheduled fire drills.
Steps to take during a fire emergency
- Stay calm and do not panic.
- Pet owners: Try to keep your pet as calm as possible.
- If smoke and/or fire is detected, and the fire alarm has not been sounded, locate the nearest fire alarm (indicated on the Evacuation Map) and pull it.
- If you are at your desk, calmly exit the building through the door indicated on the Evacuation Map. Do not attempt to collect your personal belongings.
- Pet owners: Bring your pet with you. ALL pets should be on a leash.
- Carry smaller dogs and cats or put them in a carrier.
- If you are not at your desk, calmly exit the building through the nearest exit. Do not head back to your desk to collect your personal belongings.
- Pet owners: Do not attempt to retrieve your pet if they are not with you when the alarm sounds. Your pet buddy will evacuate your pet.
- Pet buddies: If your buddy pet’s owner is not present, evacuate your buddy pet.
- If you are not at your desk when the alarm sounds, do not attempt to retrieve your buddy's pet.
- Once you have evacuated the building, make your way to the designated outside meeting area (indicated on the Evacuation Map).
- Stay clear of all driving areas while moving to the outside meeting area. Do not attempt to move your car while outside.
Employee & pet monitors
Employee monitors are responsible for accounting for each of their assigned employees after evacuation. If anyone is missing, they will alert rescue personnel and point out their desk area on the Evacuation Map.
Pet monitors are responsible for accounting for each of their assigned pets after evacuation. If any pet is missing, they will alert rescue personnel and point out where that pet is located on the Evacuation Map.