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What safety features have recently installed elevators been required to have?

Emergency Service and Firefighter Controls


What buildings in Austin are required to have a Fire Service Access Elevator?

High-rises over 120 feet tall that were built according to the 2009 or newer code


Who should initially check the safety of elevators in a high-rise alarm?

The Officer in charge of Fire Attack 1 and/or Inside Truck


Who will continuously monitor the safety of elevators throughout the high-rise incident?

Lobby Control Officer


The stairs are considered just as fast as the elevators from what floors?

The 8th floor down


What considerations should be evaluated to determine the safety of elevators?

1. Availability of Fire Service Access Elevators
2. Split bank and/or remotely located elevators
3. The floor of the fire
4. Presence of Firefighter Controls
5. Signs of smoke, fire, or water in hoistway


What should you check for when looking into the elevator hoistway?

Signs of fire, smoke, or water


When opening the hoistway to check the safety of the elevator, what must be activated?

Emergency stop button


What floor should you take the elevator to in a high-rise incident?

2 floors below the fire floor


What are the 7 rules regarding the safety of elevators that should be followed at all times?

1. Never use an elevator unless it is under Firefighter Control
2. Never take an elevator to the fire floor
3. Never pass the fire floor
4. Never use an elevator in a multi-hoist way unless all of the elevators are under Firefighter Control
5. Never over-crowd
6. Always activate the emergency stop button before escaping a stalled elevator
7. Always carry forcible entry tools

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