Fire Safety

In case of FIRE, call 911


  • Leave the fire area immediately
  • Close the doors
  • Sound the Fire Alarm
  • CALL 911
  • Leave the building via the nearest exit


  • Leave the building via the nearest exit
  • Close the door behind you


  • If you encounter smoke, use an alternate exit.
  • If smoke is heavy in the corridor it may be safer to stay in your area.  Close the door and attempt to seal off any cracks.


Please be familiar with your Apartment Buildings Meeting Place.

These are the locations occupants are to assemble immediately after leaving building during evacuation.


  • occupants of  "West View Apartments" assemble in the parking lot at the recycle bins. Area of refuge if shelter is necessary: lobbies of apartments across the street.
  • occupants of  "Wendian Place Apts." assemble in the back parking lot at the garbage bin. Area of refuge if shelter is necessary: Wickstead Woods Apts.  420 Wickstead Ave.
  • occupants of 420 & 432 "Wickstead Woods Apts." assemble at side of Malmac Office. Area of refuge if shelter is necessary: lobbies of other onsite Wickstead Woods apts.
  • occupants of 444 & 462 "Wickstead Woods Apts." assemble in parking lot at garbage bins. Area of refuge if shelter is necessary: lobbies of other onsite Wickstead Woods apts.
  • occupants of 474 & 486 "Wickstead Woods Apts." assemble in parking lot at garbage bin. Area of refuge if shelter is necessary: lobbies of other onsite Wickstead Woods apts.


Fire Safety Systems Testing

Residents of Malmac Apartment Buildings are protected with modern fire detection and alarm systems.  Monthly testing of these systems are required by the "Office of the Fire Marshall" and implemented by our Maintenance Department, while comprehensive annual tests are conducted by "Superior Safety" of North Bay.

Participation in your buildings annual "Fire Drill" is encouraged.  It is important for all residents to understand and be familiar with all Fire Safety features associated with the apartment building.  Our office welcomes any questions or concerns related to your buildings Fire Safety systems and procedures.


Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm at Mechanical Room

A CO alarm is located in the ground floor hallway outside all apartment building "Mechanical Rooms".  If you discover this device is signaling "Service" (one beep) please alert the Malmac Office promptly.  If the device is signaling a "Hazardous Condition" (4 Beeps), move to fresh air and call 911 immediately.  A description of the "alarm signals" is printed on the face of the device.


Apartment Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

If your dwelling has been provided with a CO alarm, please become familiar with the unit by reading the manufacturers manual provided with the alarm.  If you require a replacement manual, please contact our office.  Malmac staff will inspect all CO alarms annually while testing smoke detectors.


 Alarm Operation & Maintenance tips

  • If the Alarm indicates the presence of Carbon Monoxide MOVE TO FRESH AIR & CALL 911.
  • Read instructions on the alarm to become familiar with alerts to the "presence of Carbon Monoxide"  or the "requirement of service" to the Alarm Unit. (ie: battery replacement or alarm replacement)
  • Read the manual for your CO alarm for complete instructions.
  • Change the batteries twice a year or whenever prompted by a "service signal".
  • Test your alarm weekly by pushing the "test/reset" button.
  • Keep alarm clean.  Use a vacuum cleaner to clean openings & wipe surface with damp cloth.


Battery Operated Smoke Alarms

Every Malmac unit is provided with at least one battery operated smoke alarm.  Please read the owners manual for these devices, to become familiar with operation and maintenance.  Replacement manuals are available at the Malmac Office.

Annual access to your dwelling will be required with appropriate notification, for inspection and testing of these devices.  Apartment door closures and CO alarm tests will also be conducted during the smoke alarm inspections.


Alarm Operation & Maintenance tips

  • Change the batteries twice a year or whenever alerted by a "low battery warning  chirp" sound from the smoke alarm.
  • Test your smoke alarm weekly. Push test button & hold it down for a minimum of 2 seconds. This will sound the alarm if the electronic circuitry, horn and battery are working.  If no alarm sounds the unit has defective batteries or other failure. Erratic or low sound coming from your alarm may indicate a defective smoke alarm, and it should be replaced immediately.
  • Keep alarm clean. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean openings & wipe surface with a damp cloth.


Your Safety is our #1 priority!

Please become familiar with the fire safety information pertaining to your residence.


To avoid fire hazards in the building, occupants must:

  • Avoid unsafe cooking practices: deep fat frying, too much heat, or unattended stoves.
  • Avoid careless smoking.  Never smoke in bed.
  • Never leave anything that may burn or cause a trip hazard in the halls, corridors or stairways.
  • Always clean out clothes dryer lint collector before and after use.  Residents of houses using their own clothes dryer should only use an approved metal hose.
  • Do not use unsafe electrical appliances, frayed cords, over-loaded outlets or extension cords as a permanent source of wiring.
  • Keep electric baseboard heaters completely clear of close contact with drapes, bedding, furniture, debris, etc. as these heat sources become extremely hot and could potentially ignite items in close range or contact with the heaters.
  • Never bring flammable/combustible liquids/gases into your residence or storage room.


In general, occupants should:

  • Know how to alarm occupants of building, know where all exits are located.
  • Call North Bay Fire & Emergency Services immediately (9-1-1) whenever you need assistance.
  • Know the correct address of the building.
  • Notify the building management if special assistance is required in the event of an emergency.
  • Know the fire alarm signals and the procedures established to implement safe evacuation. 
  • Read and follow the manufacturers smoke alarm ( and CO detector if applicable) instructions, available from property management.
  • Report any fire hazard to property management.


Carbon Monoxide Alarm Manuals

"Kidde" CO Alarm (Plug-in)

"Kidde" CO Alarm (Battery)


Smoke Alarm Manuals

"First Response" Smoke Alarm

"First Alert" Smoke Alarm

"Kidde" Smoke Alarm (Hush Button)

"Fire Sentry" Smoke Alarm