Safety Procedures in your Suite – Apartments

If there is smoke in your suite, close all windows, leave your suite and close your door behind you.

Do not block the door.

Activate the fire pull station nearest your suite.


Proceed to the nearest safe exit and leave the building OR nearest safe apartment. Do not re-enter the building until the Fire Department advises it is safe to do so.

Safety and Security – Fire Procedures – Apartments

Each suite is equipped with a smoke detector and sprinklers.

There are fire doors in the corridors that automatically close in the event of a fire alarm.

There are smoke detectors and emergency lighting in all public areas.

The Apartments at Menno Place staff are trained in emergency procedures and conduct regular fire drills to ensure everyone knows what to do in event of an emergency.

You may be asked to participate in fire drills from time to time so that you may be familiar with emergency procedures and feel safe in your home.

Safety & Emergency Procedure – Apartments

In case of emergency, Independent living residents should respond in the following order:

  1. Subscribers to Life – Line press Pendant Button for assistance.
  2. Call 911 for Fire, Police or Medical Emergencies
  3. Call your Family.
  4. For Building Emergencies call: 604 217-4418

Fire Safety – Long Term care

Fire safety regulations are closely adhered to in the annual inspection and testing of fire alarms, sprinklers, and other life safety systems.

All our buildings are equipped with sprinklers and electronically-monitored heat and smoke detectors, fire extinguishers are also strategically positioned throughout the building.

Open flames such as candles are not permitted in the building

We schedule regular fire drills and staff training sessions to ensure the staff members know what to do.

In the event of a fire drill or a fire, move away from any doorway and await instructions from staff.  

If you discover a fire, please activate the nearest fire alarm pull station (there is an alarm at every exit) and report the location of the fire to a staff member.

Visitors are asked to remain at the resident’s side in the event of a fire alarm or drill.

You will be advised of any other action including an orderly evacuation if needed.