Emergency stairs in the high rise condos?

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:16 pm

We had a fire test at my previous office one time, we were al notified 2 weeks before and as seemed custom, everyone "worked from home" for the morning...

We have emergency stairs next to the lift in the condo, so if the fire affects the lift then I guess the stairs would be a problem too!?
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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:36 pm

nakatago wrote: Judging from how people in companies react to fire alarms, anecdotes from Singaporeans and observations of the local wildlife, they'll just completely ignore the alarm and would only move if someone tells them to.

:roll:

Ok, maybe the non-Southeast Asians would take the stairs.
On an unrelated note - I was once in a construction company's office, when I managed to trip the power and in the melee .. the overheating UPS decided to smoke it's way ..

Alarm went off, and as of prepared, nearly all the staff stood up and orderly evacuated - half or so to the balcony and they all started to smoke while the others were going down the stair maybe to get coffee ?? .. I was confused till the in-house engineer mentioned that power trips and fire alarms were common and when either or both went off, the staff take it as a smoke break or coffee break ..

And he was like, when there is a real alarm, they may still do the same ..

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:47 pm

How amusing would that be if someone from WSH Council or SCDF browses around this forum and comes across this thread? :mrgreen:

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 1:54 pm

the lynx wrote:How amusing would that be if someone from WSH Council or SCDF browses around this forum and comes across this thread? :mrgreen:
oh, it was like 10 years or so ago :D :D

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Post by sensei_ » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 7:34 pm

ecureilx wrote: On an unrelated note - I was once in a construction company's office, when I managed to trip the power and in the melee .. the overheating UPS decided to smoke it's way ..

Alarm went off, and as of prepared, nearly all the staff stood up and orderly evacuated - half or so to the balcony and they all started to smoke while the others were going down the stair maybe to get coffee ?? .. I was confused till the in-house engineer mentioned that power trips and fire alarms were common and when either or both went off, the staff take it as a smoke break or coffee break ..

And he was like, when there is a real alarm, they may still do the same ..
to be fair, it is not just singaporeans who ignore fire alarms. i remember at my uni in perth, all the aussies just wont move, thinking it was a prank (practise run!).

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Post by aster » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 9:36 pm

I remember a fire at my frat house where the guy who came in telling us to get up cause there's a fire was told to get lost and go grab another beer. Then someone decided to flick on the lights and holy crap, you couldn't see a thing because of the smoke. :)

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Post by phyzen » Tue, 01 May 2012 9:45 am

When the fire alarm went of at work the speakers came on an told us to stay put until they had investigated. What!?! Surely you try to evacuate everyone if there's even a small chance of fire?
Wieeee!

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