The new tip sheet, Fire Alarms in Apartment Buildings, is designed to help residents of large apartment buildings get a better understanding of how the fire alarm system works and how to escape safely in an emergency.
The tip sheet describes the fire alarm box, where it is located, and how to use it. Home escape planning is also outlined. The tip sheet can be used as a stand-alone educational piece or as part of a larger presentation to the public that includes a mini-lesson. The 10-minute mini-lesson on fire alarm systems in apartment buildings includes ice breakers, suggestions for using downloadable sound files, the body of the presentation, and conclusion.