Current fire safety advice
This page was last updated 7 May 2021
FIRE SAFETY GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS – EAST VILLAGE
IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE IN YOUR APARTMENT
In the event of a fire or the activation of the fire alarm sounders within your apartment, you should evacuate immediately, making sure you close the door behind you to prevent the spread of fire.
As soon as you are out of your apartment, evacuate via the nearest fire exit route as indicated by the ‘green running person’ signs.
Contact the emergency services on 999 and the Estate Management Company Security Control Room on 020 8221 7013 as soon as possible once you are safe.
Please familiarise yourself with the nearest fire exit point to your apartment.
IN THE EVENT YOU SEE A FIRE OR HEAR A FIRE ALARM IN THE COMMON AREAS
If you witness a fire or hear a fire alarm in a common area you should evacuate the building immediately.
You should not attempt to evacuate any other residents from their apartments.
EVACUATION OF A BUILDING
Evacuation of an entire building will be under the strict instruction of the fire service.
If you have mobility problems, please contact us to discuss a personal evacuation plan developed to meet your evacuation needs.
The smoke detectors fitted inside the apartments are mains powered with a battery back-up to ensure continued use in the event of a power failure. You should check this on a regular basis and ensure that the back up batteries are changed regularly. Full details for testing and maintenance of your smoke detector can be found within your resident’s handbook.
Do not tamper with or disconnect smoke alarms, they are fitted for the safety of you and your neighbours.
The front door to your apartment is a fire door. Dependent on the layout of your apartment, some of the internal doors will also be fire rated, as required by building regulations.
Some doors are fitted with automatic closers, fitted for the protection of residents and the buildings. Please do not remove the automatic door closers or keep doors wedged open.
FIRE PROTECTION – Please always observe the following precautions
Make sure the smoke alarm in your home is working and is regularly tested. All alarms in common areas are tested by Team East Village weekly.
Do not use heaters in your home with a flame or heaters which are fuelled by gas, paraffin or have electric bars. Only use the heating system installed in your home.
Do not obstruct consumer units, controls or isolating switches inside electrical cupboards.
Do not prop open doors within your apartment or remove self-closing devices.
Do not use or store barbeques or any flame heaters on your balcony. Balconies should be kept free of any combustible materials, including paper, cardboard, or dry wood.
Do not block or paint any sprinklers within your home.
CALLING THE FIRE BRIGADE
To prevent the spread of fire and to save life, upon identifying a fire and once you are in a place of safety, you should call the fire brigade on 999 and the Team East Village Security Control Room on 020 8221 7013 to report the fire.