At Federal Reserve Plaza, our motto is “Be smart. Be safe.” Our foremost commitment is to the safety and wellbeing of our building employees, guests and visitors. We have a comprehensive life safety program, including two evacuation drills held each year in May and October, and training for floor wardens. We also provide a safety video detailing appropriate action in a number of possible emergency scenarios.
Life Safety Director
Health & Wellness Director
Call 617.973.3333 to report an emergency or for emergency assistance
Contact the Law Enforcement Unit (LEU) in the event of any emergency. The Bank’s Health Services Unit can assist in any urgent medical situation.
When an emergency alarm is activated, it is critical to listen closely for the evacuation tone to know if the emergency affects your location. The alarm sequence is:
- a series of beeps
- an announcement that there is an emergency in the building; this announcement repeats
- the evacuation tone, if your floor is impacted by the emergency.
If you hear the evacuation tone on your floor, proceed to the fire stairwell and descend 4 floors or until you reach a floor on which you no longer hear the evacuation tone. Remain on that unaffected floor and await further instructions, or the eventual “All Clear,” via the public address system.
If you do not hear the evacuation tone, it is not necessary to leave your floor. Remain in your location; you will hear further instructions, or the eventual “All Clear,” via the public address system
Do not contact the LEU Control Center for information, as all Law Enforcement personnel will be engaged in the management of the situation. The alarm and public address system are your ultimate information sources.
Fire pulls and extinguishers are located strategically on every floor, and all staff members should familiarize themselves with their placement. AEDs are located near the Fitness Center, at Cafe 600, in the Harborview Dining Room, the Audiovisual Suite, the Conference Center, the Morris Auditorium, the Main Lobby, the squash courts, and at Harborside Ground Floor.
Role of the Floor Wardens
Floor wardens are assigned for each floor by their respective firms. Floor wardens familiarize their coworkers with emergency procedures, and with the location of evacuation stairs and Life Safety equipment; supervise evacuations; and assign co-workers to assist with the evacuation of disabled persons.
Floor warden training is offered throughout the year. To arrange individual floor warden training, or to make changes to floor warden assignments, Tenant Representatives should contact the Life Safety Director.
Assisting Disabled Staff in the Event of an EmergencyAnyone in need of physical assistance should proceed (or be assisted to) the service elevator lobby. Contact the Fire Control Center via the red emergency phone, stating name and location. (Please note: the emergency phone takes 30 seconds to connect – remain calm and stay on the line.)