On March 28, 2019 a few minutes after 9 am, the continuous ringing of the alarm sounded off the start of the Annual Fire Evacuation Drill. In an instant, the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) of Global Process Manager Inc. (GPM) and their client teams organized themselves and proceeded with the evacuation of Times Plaza.
Having trained for this occasion, each member of the ERT who had specific roles to fulfill led the building occupants to an orderly and safe evacuation. Everybody proceeded to the designated assembly point at the Plaza Salamangca located at General Luna Street. A head count was conducted by the ERT to make sure all were accounted for. After a few minutes, re-entry into the building signaled the end of the activity.
The Annual Fire Evacuation Drill aims to instill the value of preparedness in an emergency situation such as a building fire. The activity is coordinated and supported by the Bureau of Fire Protection, Manila Fire District, Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit, Manila Police and Barangay 666 Zone 72 and United Megaforce Security.