Why can’t I use the elevators during a fire alarm?
  • Elevators could become a smoke shaft during a fire.
  • The power could fail to leave you trapped in the elevator car.
  • The door could open at the fire floor exposing you to extreme heat and smoke.
  • Firefighters need the elevator to transport manpower and equipment to the upper floors as quickly as possible.

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1. How high do the fire department ladders reach?
2. How long should emergency power last?
3. Why can’t I use the elevators during a fire alarm?
4. How often does the fire alarm system in the building get tested?
5. Is the fire alarm system connected directly to the fire stations?
6. "I saw pictures of that terrible fire in another community."
7. What are the usual causes of fire in a high-rise?
8. Why is the exit to the roof allowed to be locked?
9. If I am not physically capable of using the stairs, what should I do?
10. Why can’t the doors to the stairwells be left open for better ventilation?
11. Do you still have rescue window stickers to indicate a child’s bedroom?
12. How do I dispose of hazardous materials such as old paint cans, flammable liquids, etc?
13. How close should my drapes come to an electric baseboard heater?