Pinewood Manor is a fully sprinkled building, and all 50 apartments and common areas are connected to a central fire alarm system which, if activated will result in notification of the OOB Fire Department. In summer of 2010 all the fire alarms were updated to include strobes and a much louder alarm. The entire building is connected to a generator that will kick in when the power goes off and run all utilities including the elevators.
All 50 apartments contain:
- smoke detectors in both living rooms and bedrooms
- carbon monoxide detectors
- emergency pull cords when pulled will go to a dispatcher who will notifiy the Old Orchard Beach Fire/Rescue/Police
In the event of a fire in an apartment or a common area, all residents must evacuate to a safe distance from the fire.
- At Pinewood there are two (2) suggested gathering places outside the building signified by the orange triangles, one in the resident parking lot in the back of the building and one by the front parking lot.
The Pines at Ocean Park
Six (6) assisted living apartments have fire alarms and sprinklers which are connected to a fire alarm system, which when activated, will result in notification of the OOB Fire Department.
In case of a power outage The Pines Community Building is connected to an emergency generator that will run all utilities. In 2021 all apartments will also be connected to emergency generators which will run select utilities and lights in each apartment during a power outage.
All 60 apartments contain:
- smoke detectors
- carbon monoxide detectors
- emergency pull cords - when pulled will notify a third party dispatcher who will contact Old Orchard Beach Fire/Rescue/Police
In the event of a fire in an apartment or a common area, all residents must evacuate to a safe distance from the fire. Residents may gather at the Community Building (unless it is the source of the emergency). Firefighting personnel will be in charge of evacuation and the decision of when to return to the buildings.
Periodically throughout the year the Pines staff will arrange “fire drills” and will also offer ongoing education by fire safety personnel. All residents are strongly encouraged to participate in all of these activities.
There may be times, due to a weather event such as a hurricane, ice storm, etc., that The Pines management, in consultation with emergency personnel, will decide to evacuate the property. If this occurs, all residents must leave in accordance with management instructions. During such events, all residents are encouraged to contact their families, emergency contacts, or other persons for help with the evacuation. The Pines management and/or official emergency personnel will assist residents who are unable to leave on their own.
Should there be a pandemic event as identified by official emergency personnel; The Pines management will be in communication with all residents with instructions and advice.
All residents are encouraged to create a “grab bag” which may be taken with them in an emergency which requires the resident (and/or pet) to vacate the apartment. The Red Cross of Southern Maine recommends:
“These are the absolute necessities you would need in the event of any type of emergency. When compiling yours, start with these seven essential items:
- Water – Keep at least one gallon of water per person, per day. If you have a pet, be sure to set aside a gallon per day for your furry friend too.
- Food – Store nonperishable, high protein foods such as energy bars, canned fish or meat or peanut butter. Be sure these items do not require refrigeration, cooking and little to no water. Don't forget your manual can opener too!
- Flashlight – If the lights go out, you won't be in the dark.
- Radio – Make sure you have either a battery operated or hand cranked radio. In the event of an emergency, you'll need to keep up with weather and emergency reports.
- Batteries – Your flashlight and radio will do you no good if they don't have any power. Remember to pack a few extra sets of batteries for both.
- First Aid Kit – Pack a few items that could be used to perform very basic first aid.
- Medication – Make sure you have all prescription and non-prescription medications you would need in times of disaster. Check to see if medications have expired and replace them as need be.”
For additional information on being prepared please check out:http://www.redcross.org/local/maine