|Main Lobby/Security Desk||(215)-238-9777 ext. 177|
|Main Lobby/Security Desk (Alternate)||(215)-238-9046|
|Director of Security||(215)-238-9306|
|State System @ Center City Main Line||(267)-386-3001|
*In the event of complete power loss and/or loss of the ability to make announcements through the fire/life safety system do the following:
Proceed directly out of the building using the nearest ground floor exit point or where the stairwell exits, and proceed directly to the designated assembly area using the fastest and safest route.
Emergency phones are located on the 4th floor landing inside each stair tower at The 701 Market Street Building. The phones are housed in a red, labeled call box next to the stair tower door.
If visual alert devices are not present or not working properly, the EFC or ETM needs to ensure that someone alerts the individual to the evacuation and if necessary, assign a buddy to assist.
A non-ambulatory individual can be described as someone who would need assistance in evacuating a floor or area. These can be individuals who use a wheelchair, crutches, cane, walker, or other device and would need assistance in evacuating. This can also include individuals who are in the later stages of pregnancy or have a severe physical ailment other than a mobility issue. These individuals should have a buddy assigned to them and should stay with them throughout the event. These individuals should proceed to the freight elevator landing, with their buddy to await evacuation.
An ambulatory individual can be described as someone who may have a minor respiratory ailment or other minor physical ailment that would not necessitate the need for a buddy; however, the individual would not be able to typically ascend stairs during an evacuation. These individuals should proceed to the freight elevator landing to await evacuation.
If necessary, assign a buddy to the individual and assist as needed.
In the event of an extreme emergency, employees using wheelchairs, motorized scooters, crutches, etc., should consider alternative evacuation measures, including being picked-up and carried down the stairwell to a safer location and if necessary, out of the building.
When circumstances necessitate separating the user and the wheelchair, try to keep the period of separation to a minimum. Ensure sufficient help to carry both the user and the wheelchair/scooter is available to use this procedure.
When more than one flight of stairs is traversed, helpers may need to switch positions, since one person may be doing most of the lifting. Switch positions only on level landing areas. When the lifting is complete, follow the instructions of the wheelchair's user and restore the manual or motorized wheelchair to full operation; then assist the user to a safe area.
In the event that an individual(s) with disabilities are evacuated by other means such as freight or passenger elevator, they will most likely will not be evacuated or taken to the designated corporate assembly area but will be assembled at a closer location, away from the danger, such as one of the other buildings. The decision as to want evacuation means will be utilized and where these occupants will be assembled will be made by the authorities (PFD/PPD) at the time of the event as circumstances may determine the decision.
Occasionally, during an emergency situation, individuals may panic or develop severe anxiety over the event. This type of a reaction may even cause the person to freeze-up and lose all rational thought processes as to what they need to do. In the event that you encounter someone on your floor that becomes severely distressed attempt the following:
If there is imminent danger and the person is irrational, apprehensive, and unwilling to leave the area, obtain assistance, as needed, and attempt to safely use reasonable force to assist the individual away from the danger.
If the situation deteriorates to the point that your or others' safety is in question, immediately evacuate the area and as soon as possible advise Security, building management, or emergency personnel what has occurred so that they can respond to the situation.