During your stay at Carramar you may hear alarm bells and/or sirens. This is our automatic fire detection system, which exists throughout the facility for your safety. These alarms automatically ring through to the Qld Fire Service and fire tenders are dispatched immediately.
There are three reasons for the alarm bells being activated:
a) Regular testing (only very short rings).
b) False alarms. These might occur because the system is very sensitive and is set to respond to minimal stimuli – e.g. smoking in the building.
c) An actual emergency involving smoke and fire, somewhere within the hostel confines.
What you should do if you hear alarms:
-Stay in your room.
-Do not go into the bathroom or toilet.
-Await instructions from the nurse/s
-Return to your room, if not in it, when alarms sound. If it is not possible to return to your room, report to the nearest nursing station for further instructions. Do not go through fire/smoke doors to get to your room.
-If at any time during your stay you see fire or smell smoke please notify the nearest staff member immediately.
In the unlikely event that a major emergency occurs necessitating evacuation our staff members are trained in such procedures and an evacuation plan set up for each area of the hostel. There are several easy exits from each area and we recommend that you take notice of where these are located at your convenience.
You will be notified by staff when the ‘All Clear’ is given.