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Fourth & Madison is designed to minimize the chance of a life-threatening emergency and potential damage in the event one does occur. Life safety systems including sprinklers, smoke detectors and emergency generators are monitored twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week by building security and an off-site monitoring service tied directly to the Seattle Fire Department. In the event of a fire, earthquake, or power failure, the building systems will respond automatically to reduce damage. All main building systems can also be controlled manually.

The Seattle Fire Department has inspected and is familiar with our life safety systems and is automatically dispatched and on site within minutes of an alarm. In addition, Floor Wardens on each floor will be appointed by each Tenant and trained in emergency procedures and relocation/evacuation procedures. They will wear Floor Warden vests during all emergencies for quick and easy identification.

The Building is fully sprinklered, thus there is very little risk of a fire spreading, but in the event there is an emergency, it is essential that you are prepared and able to do your part. Since earthquakes, power blackouts, fire and other emergencies may occur with little warning, we recommend all building occupants become familiar with the appropriate procedures to be followed during a building emergency. It is important that you understand what is expected of you in each of the following circumstances:

Fire Evacuation
Bomb Threat
Medical Emergency
Electrical Failure
Civil Disturbance

Pre-Emergency Planning

This section, Pre-Emergency Planning, discusses the pre-emergency planning procedures for Fourth & Madison and provides detailed information regarding emergencies. Information is provided concerning the Building’s fire safety organization, the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Safety Director and other persons of authority during an emergency, the life safety and alarm systems, and the emergency relocation procedures.

The Property Manager will act as the Fire Safety Director. The Property Manager’s office is located in the Property Management Office, in Suite 400. A management representative is on-site during regular business hours and on-call after business hours.

In the event of an emergency, the Fire Safety Director will take charge of the Building Emergency Management and will direct emergency response procedures until relieved by governmental emergency agencies. In the absence of the Fire Safety Director, the Assistant Fire Safety Director will assume such responsibility. If both individuals are absent, Building Security will assume responsibility for the Building Emergency Management Plan.

What You Should do to Prepare for an Emergency

  1. Complete the Online Floor Warden training (opens in new window) each year.
  2. Be familiar with the operation and location(s) of:
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Building Communication Systems
    • Stairwells
    • Floor Wardens
    • Emergency and first aid supplies
  3. Have a change of clothes available in case of an earthquake, including comfortable walking shoes and any medications/personal items required for up to 72 hours.
  4. Be familiar with emergency procedures in this tenant guide and any emergency procedures of your company.

Suggested Pre-Emergency Tenant Responsibilities


  1. Take an “emergency” walk through of your area to identify the locations of emergency exits and fire-fighting equipment, and mark them on your floor plan. Read the instructions marked on each fire extinguisher to ensure proper usage.
  2. Tenants should familiarize themselves with all emergency and relocation information provided by the Property Management Office. Encourage all office occupants to do the same.
  3. Appoint responsible people to the Floor Warden and Assistant Floor Warden positions.
  4. Pre-determine safe areas of assembly away from the buildings.

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