area of refuge


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area of refuge

An area where individuals who are in a building may gather safely in case of fire and/or smoke; usually an outdoor area adjacent to the building, or an area protected by fire-rated walls.
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SMG specialises in consultation, design, installation, service and integration of low voltage systems, including fire alarms, intrusion alarms, access control, camera systems, audio/video systems, BDA systems, area of refuge systems, telecommunications, data systems and more.
Ruto, reacting out of fear, is threatening to do something that will only tarnish Kenya?s solid reputation of coexistence and as an area of refuge. For the sake of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, I hope we?ll see Ruto rescind his threat and continue to welcome those who, like he, are afraid of the terror of al-Shabaab and are seeking a peaceful life in East Africa.
You can direct people with impairments to these meeting spots, but what happens once they reach the area of refuge and need to wait until a situation is resolved?
They may provide information as to whether such employees should remain in their workplaces, assemble in an area of refuge to await the arrival of rescue workers or evacuate immediately.

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