Management and maintenance staff are prepared to respond to all types of emergencies through a comprehensive Crisis Management Plan which details responsibilities, policies and procedures before, during and after any crisis. Metrotower II is fully-sprinklered, with voice-communications throughout. Each floor is supplied with fire hose connections, two pull-stations, hand-held fire extinguishers and firefighter telephones at stairwells. Stairwells are pressurized and equipped with emergency lighting. Emergency power is serviced twice yearly and every two years, a load bank test is preformed.
Management holds Fire Safety meetings annually, maintains an up-to-date list of Fire Safety Volunteers and handicapped persons on each floor. Management also trains the volunteers in emergency evacuation procedures and reporting. Fire drills are held annually. The H.V.A.C. system is interlocked with fire protection systems while under fire mode. Management also provides information on this topic through the tenant information manual and through a 1-page easily understood pamphlet. First aid and emergency preparedness kits are available, and are located in Metrotower II lobby and in the administration office. Metrotower II and parkade are fully sprinkled with semi recessed pendant heads and are provided with a fully supervised zoned, two-stage fire alarm system. The fire alarm system is designed such that if positive action is not taken within 5 minutes of a first stage signal, the system will automatically go into second stage alarm. Smoke detectors are provided at the top of all exit stairwells as well as in the re-circulating air handling system. An emergency voice communication system is provided, with speakers located throughout the building; a microphone for Fire Department use is located at the panel in the main lobby as well as at the main security control room located on the P1 level of the parkade. Firefighter telephones are located in all stairwells. Emergency power is provided at 347/600 Volts from the 1000kVA diesel generator located in the loading area to provide power to emergency lighting, exit lighting, fire pumps, fire fighters elevator, smoke exhaust fans, pressurization fans, and selected mechanical equipment.