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(DNA Info)   There is a three-alarm fire in the mall. You are a security guard. What do you do? C) Don't pull the fire alarm and evacuate the customers since it is against company policy   (dnainfo.com) divider line 52
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2012-07-19 06:07:25 PM

Wenchmaster: It's worse than being against policy- the farkwits refused to pull the fire alarms because they weren't specifically told to do so.


There is no specific policy that they breathe, either. Hopefully, they'll stop, as they are wasting perfectly good air.
 
2012-07-19 06:51:23 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Piazzola told a Community Board 1 meeting Tuesday night that the security workers did not want to confuse firefighters by sounding an additional call for help through the alarm system after calling 911, according to several people who attended the meeting.

The three-story pier building also has no public address system, Piazzola added, so the mall was evacuated by word of mouth alone. The shocking revelation stunned those who attended the CB1 meeting.

"Thank God nobody got hurt," John Fratta, chairman of CB1's Seaport/Civic Center Committee, said after the meeting. "We were surprised."

So, nobody got hurt, the fire department was called, the fire was put out, the customers were evacuated.

Maybe, and I'm just speculating here, the mall cops did exactly the right thing. If they'd hit the fire alarm, maybe there would have been panic. Maybe the fire department would have gotten confused. We'll never know. But we do know what they did worked.

As far as 'what if it had been more serious', well, if it had been more serious they would have taken different steps. They didn't need a panicked rush to the doors, so they didn't cause one.



Why the fark would the fire department have been confused by a fire alarm going off at a building they knew to be on fire?
 
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