You’ll soon be receiving an informational booklet developed by the New York City Fire Department focusing on Fire and Emergency Preparedness for Apartment Building Residents and Staff. This booklet addresses everything from packing a “Go Bag” to have ready in the event of an evacuation, to fire prevention tips and weather emergencies. It also talks about safety equipment that your building must have in place, such as sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire alarms.
With natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy still fresh in the minds of New Yorkers, and current events featuring mass shootings and terror attacks all over the world, we live in a time when being prepared for the unexpected is more important than ever. At DEPM, we value the safety of our building residents and staff, as well as the properties they live in, and we work closely with all City agencies to ensure that proper equipment and strategies are in place in order to protect against potential dangers.