- Familiarize yourself with the APTCA “Orange Flipchart” titled “APT Emergency Procedures” distributed to all residents. If you do not have a copy, ask the Concierge for one.
- Annually change smoke detector batteries and invert fire extinguisher for a day.
- Plan ahead. Consider possible responses from time to time–before an emergency arises.
- Use common sense. In the end, you are responsible for your own decisions.
CREATE AN OUTAGE KIT Ensure everyone in the home knows where to find it. Your outage kit should include:
- Flashlights and battery powered or hand-crank radio
- battery backup power supply for medical needs.
- Extra batteries
- Extra storage batteries for cell phones and laptop or tablet computers
- A battery powered clock
- Emergency phone numbers including PGE outage numbers
- Water, one gallon per day per person for two weeks
- Food, canned or dried, enough for two weeks
Inspect your smoke alarms to determine:
- Type of alarm.
- Ionization - the most common type, detects ionized air caused by combustion.
- Photoelectric - less common, detects visible smoke.
- Mixed - combines smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Type of battery used.
- 9v or AA traditional batteries - replace every 6 months.
- 9v lithium cell - replace as needed but should last longer.
- Sealed unit with 10year battery, battery is not replacable.
- Date of Manufacture All smoke alarms should be replaced when they are 10 years old because of sensor degredation. Oregon law related to smoke alarms