Fire Safety Dispatch: Spring Cleaning
Spring is traditionally the time to clear out unnecessary items that may have accumulated over the past year. The New York City Fire Department considers “excessive storage” conditions a contributing factor to the growth of large fires and an obstacle during evacuation.
We encourage everyone across the medical center to do the following:
- Do not store anything in CUMC hallways.
- Maintain an adequate aisle within your office or lab for emergency egress.
- To discard large items, request a garbage bin, or request a recycling bin, submit a work order to CUMC Facilities or call 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3.
Fires and other emergencies can happen. For your safety and the safety of others, keep the tradition going—do some spring cleaning.