The 4,000 s/f structure will be a fourstory addition to an existing building at the Fire Academy and will featm'e a fire and flashover simulator, a central smoke system, a dry standpipe system, mock elevators and stairways, a simulated fire command station
and video hookups on each floor for real-time review and instruction.
A long-standing exception in the building code, allowing the locking of stairwell doors against re entry for security purposes in low-rise buildings, was modified to prevent re-entry only if these doors are capable of being unlocked simultaneously without unlatching upon a signal from the fire command station
or a single location inside the main entrance to the building.
In addition, the fire-safety officer was given refresher training on how to respond to an evacuation using the fire command station
in the hotel lobby.
Emergency Action Plans must be kept on site and maintained at the Fire Command Station
. The EAP Director uses the plan for reference in the event of an emergency, which places a detailed plan in action to deal with a variety of emergency situations should they occur.
With a portable radio or other communication device, the alarm box runner keeps in constant contact with the fire command station
Plans call for fully integrated fire safety and communications systems, with primary and secondary fire command stations
. The back-up fire command station
is a key feature, allowing all life safety functions to be controlled from a protected part of the building during emergency conditions.
A fire command station
occupied most of one wall's surface.
The case stems from a 1991 inspection of new electrical equipment connected with a retrofitted fire command station
at a building managed by Sage at 747 Third Ave.
"We have installed a state-of-the-art security system and fire command station
that will be monitored 24 hours a day at a central control station located in the concierge's desk; cameras which monitor the elevators, stair towers and the plaza; card-access in each elevator and at the seconday entrances to the building.
Belt, call for more extensive training of tenants in fire and evacuation safety procedures, smoke detectors in elevators, fire stair signage, supplemental sources of power, new procedures for security inspections in parking garages, secondary power back-up systems (battery powered and electromagnetic), improvement in fire command station/-fire inspector emergency kits, and voice-activated, 2-way communications systems for attended parking that would be linked to the fire command station
but not the fire alarm, to name a few.
All New York City high-rise buildings are required to have a fire command station
connected to an off-site central station.
He/she must immediately report to the fire command station
in the event of a fire or emergency to implement the building's fire safety evacuation plan and assist the fire department upon their arrival.