WHAT should everyone know about Smoke Alarms?

Smoke detectors are installed within each residential unit. Smoke detectors are designed to provide an early warning of a fire. Residents are responsible for maintaining the smoke detectors in their units, including changing the (9 volts) batteries and testing them by pressing the test button. It is recommended that you change the batteries and test […]

WHAT everyone needs to know about Fire Drills and Testing?

Ideally, you will get an email or read a posted notice of planned testing of the emergency Alert Intercom system. Someone may alert you on the emergency intercom that “this is just a test. ”IF YOU ARE TOLD IT IS A DRILL, OR YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHY THE SIREN IS ON, TREAT IT AS […]

WHO is responsible for changing the door locks on my unit?

The maintenance of lock hardware on the unit entrance door is the responsibility of the unit owner. If the lock malfunctions or requires replacement, all expenses for this activity are borne by the owner. If the doorknob must be replaced, it should be replaced with a similar unit as the other entrance doors.

WHO is responsible for the smoke detectors in my unit?

One or more smoke detectors are located in each unit. Smoke activates these detectors, and a loud bell will ring. Upon hearing the ring a resident should, if possible, determine the cause and take appropriate action. If the cause cannot be determined and smoke is evident, call 911 immediately. Other than scheduled alarm testing, residents […]

WHAT are some common sense safety precautions?

Do not leave any outside access door propped open and unattended. Be sure any outside access door closes securely after you have passed through it. Owners or tenants should question suspicious appearing persons or activities. Their presence should be brought to the attention of either a Board member, the Building Manager, or if more immediate […]