The building's automatic fire sprinkler system is linked to the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB). Each level has fire extinguishers located in the refuse room. In the corridors there are smoke detectors that are also linked to the MFB. The apartments have smoke detectors but they are not linked to the MFB. The emergency evacuation plan is displayed on each level in the rubbish rooms adjacent to the rubbish chute door. Please familiarise yourself with the emergency evacuation plans, the exit points and assembly areas. If any resident is likely to require assistance in the event of an emergency, due to a temporary or permanent disability, please leave your details with the building manager.
If a resident or visitor accidentally sets off a fire alarm they will be required to pay all of the costs associated with the fire services callout. Please note that with a building the size of BALENCEA at least two fire units will attend at an approximate cost of $4000.00.
Please ensure at no time, cooking smoke from your apartment i.e. burnt toast, is allowed to access the corridor. This may cause the smoke detectors in the corridors to activate and call the fire brigade. If there is excessive cooking smoke, switch on your exhaust fans and open a window or balcony door.