A section of our fire evacuation floor plan: Each area is color coded to show employees vs. employees with pets
Trupanion's Fire Evacuation Plan Phase 1
Note: Those assigned as employee monitors and pet monitors will receive their own specific version of this plan, since they have additional responsibilities during the evacuation.
- Evacuation Maps are available to everyone. They are also posted in every conference room, bathroom, kitchen, and copy room.
- Your closest exit will be indicated on the Evacuation Map.
- Emergency dog leads are available for pet owners.
- Stay calm. Do not panic.
- Pet owners: Keep your pet as calm as possible.
- If smoke and/or fire is detected, and the fire alarm has not sounded, locate the nearest fire alarm and pull it.
- If you are at your desk, calmly exit the building through the door you were assigned
according to the Evacuation Map. Do not attempt to collect your personal belongings.
- Pet owners: Bring your pet with you, making sure the pet is on a leash at all times. If you are a pet buddy, evacuate no more than two pets.
- If you are not at your desk, calmly exit the building through the nearest exit. Do not
head back to your desk or collect your personal belongings.
- Pet owners: Do not attempt to retrieve your pet if they are not with you when the alarm sounds. The pet monitor or your pet buddy will evacuate your pet. If you are a pet buddy, evacuate no more than two pets.
- Once you have evacuated the building, make your way to the outside assembly area. Exit as quickly as possible so the fire department can perform rescue operations if necessary.
- Stay clear of all driving areas while moving to the outside assembly area. Do not attempt to move your car while outside.
Tips in case of visual obstruction during evacuation:
- Emergency lighting will illuminate a pathway to all Exit doors.
- Locate and follow a wall, it will eventually lead to a door or window.
- Listen for sounds from the outside, which can act as a guide toward the exits.
- Find a partner and work with him or her to secure an escape.
- Check doors for heat by touch, using the back of your hand and starting near the bottom – heat indicates a fire on the other side of the door.
- Shuffle, don’t walk. Keep your weight on your rear foot using your forward foot to check the floor for obstructions such as furniture.
- Breathe through your nose; this filters out smoke particles. If possible, place a wet cloth over your mouth and nose.