McCormack Building - Fire and Emergency Response Plans

Learn about fire and emergency response plans and systems, including evacuation procedures, for the McCormack Building.

Occupant emergency plan

It is the policy of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to have a detailed Occupant Emergency Plan, which shall include the maintenance of a network of Emergency Team Leaders from every agency and work area. These Emergency Team Leaders are trained tenant agency personnel familiar with the Occupant Emergency Plan. In addition, they appoint agency personnel to various Evacuation Team positions, assist DCAMM with fire safety issues on their floors, advise and direct tenants during fire drills and actual emergencies. DCAMM staff shall meet routinely with Emergency Team Leaders.

It shall be the responsibility of all Emergency Team Leaders to be familiar with the Occupant Emergency Plan and keep current records of all personnel with disabilities. All tenants of a work area are required to obey the direction of their Emergency Team Leaders during an emergency situation and adhere to the Occupant Emergency Plan. Emergency Team Leaders are responsible for the entire floor, not just the agency/area in which they work. If for any reason an Emergency Team Leader leaves his or her position in state government or transfers to another location, it is the agency’s responsibility to inform DCAMM of his or her departure.

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Fire system information

The McCormack Building is defined as a high rise structure for fire response and evacuation planning purposes. The evacuation response for a high rise is to evacuate three floors in the event of any alarm activation: the alarm floor, the floor above and the floor below. Occupants of each affected floor should evacuate downward three levels when they get the alarm notification on their floor. Floors not affected by the alarm will not get the alarm notifications.  Fire alarm activations occur in two parts: the alert and the alarm.  The sequence of alarm activations and required occupant actions are noted in the table below. For specific information please see the McCormack Building Occupant Emergency Plan Floor Evacuation Chart.

Alarm system information

Activity

Alarm Sequence

Signals

Locations Notified

Actions Required

Alarm activation ALERT Four “bong” tones accompanied by strobe lights. Entire building, all floors all locations NO evacuation required at this time.
   

Recorded message repeated 3 times:

1.) Emergency in the building 2.) IF YOUR floor is involved an evacuation alarm will follow

Entire building, all floors all locations Listen to recorded message. Listen for evacuation alarm.
    “Bong” sounds and strobes stop when alert sequence finished. All floors not affected by emergency.  Continue to listen for new alarms or the “all clear”.
  EVACUATION ALARM Horns and strobe lights activate after Alert Message and continue. Alarm floor, floor above, floor below. Everyone immediately and carefully evacuates down three floors.
      Uninvolved floors get no continuous horns and strobes. Continue to listen for new alarms or the “all clear”.
Multiple Alarm Activations EVACUATION ALARM Horns and strobe lights activate after Alert Message and continue on all floors Entire building, all floors, all locations Evacuate to mustering location off site
Alarm silenced.

ALL CLEAR

(Fire Dept. must authorize.)

Voice message Entire building, all floors all locations Return to building or work floor in a calm and orderly manner.

Floor evacuation chart

FIRE FLOOR

FLOORS TO EVACUATE

EVACUATE DOWN TO:

Plaza

Plaza, Lobby, and 2nd Floor.

Outside the building

 

 

 

Lobby

Plaza, Lobby, 2nd Floor,

Outside the building

 

and 3rd Floor

Outside the building

 

 

 

2nd Floor

Lobby, Plaza, 2nd Floor,

Outside the building

 

and 3rd Floor

Outside the building

 

 

 

3rd Floor

2nd Floor, 3rd Floor and 4th Floor

Outside the building

 

 

 

4th Floor

3rd Floor

Outside the building

 

4th Floor

Outside the building

 

5th Floor

2nd Floor Inside

 

 

 

5th Floor

4th Floor

Outside the building

 

5th Floor

2nd Floor Inside

 

6th Floor

3rd Floor Inside

 

 

 

6th Floor

5th Floor

2nd Floor Inside

 

6th Floor

3rd Floor Inside

 

7th Floor

4th Floor Inside

 

 

 

7th Floor (mechanical floor)

6th Floor

3rd Floor Inside

 

8th Floor

5th Floor Inside

 

 

 

8th Floor

7th Floor

4th Floor Inside

 

8th Floor

5th Floor Inside

 

9th Floor

5th Floor Inside

 

 

 

9th Floor

8th Floor

5th Floor Inside

 

9th Floor

5th Floor Inside

 

10th Floor

6th Floor Inside

 

 

 

10th Floor

9th Floor

5th Floor Inside

 

10th Floor

6th Floor Inside

 

11th Floor

8th Floor Inside

 

 

 

11th Floor

10th Floor

6th Floor Inside

 

11th Floor

8th Floor Inside

 

12th Floor

9th Floor Inside

 

 

 

12th Floor

11th Floor

8th Floor Inside

 

12th Floor

9th Floor Inside

 

13th Floor

10th Floor Inside

 

 

 

13th Floor

12th Floor

9th Floor Inside

 

13th Floor

10th Floor Inside

 

14th Floor

11th Floor Inside

14th Floor

13th Floor

10th Floor Inside

 

14th Floor

11th Floor Inside

 

15th Floor

12th Floor Inside

 

 

 

15th Floor

14th Floor

11th Floor Inside

 

15th Floor

12th Floor Inside

 

16th Floor

13th Floor Inside

 

 

 

16th Floor

15th Floor

12th Floor Inside

 

16th Floor

13th Floor Inside

 

17th Floor

14th Floor Inside

 

 

 

17th Floor

16th Floor

13th Floor Inside

 

17th Floor

14th Floor Inside

 

18th Floor

15th Floor Inside

 

 

 

18th Floor

17th Floor

14th Floor Inside

 

18th Floor

15th Floor Inside

 

19th Floor

16th Floor Inside

 

 

 

19th Floor

18th Floor

15th Floor Inside

 

19th Floor

16th Floor Inside

 

20th Floor

17th Floor Inside

 

 

 

20th Floor

19th Floor

16th Floor Inside

 

20th Floor

17th Floor Inside

 

21st Floor

18th Floor Inside

 

 

 

21st Floor

20th Floor

17th Floor Inside

 

21st Floor

18th Floor Inside

 

22nd Floor (mechanical room)

19th Floor Inside

 

 

 

22nd Floor (mechanical room)

21st Floor

18th Floor Inside

 

22nd Floor (mechanical room)

19th Floor Inside

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