The Chilton Towers Tenants Association: emergencies and maintenance
Emergency and Maintenance Procedures
specific to 220 W Jersey St
IN CASE OF FIRE:
STAY CALM! Do not panic or flee.
The fire department suggests:
- STAY in your apartment, even if the fire alarm is sounding.
Put wet towels around the door if smoke is getting in.
Firefighters will get you out if necessary.
Call the Elizabeth fire department
- at 911
- or (908) 820-2800
- or pull the emergency box
located on every floor near the stairs
If you must exit, USE THE STAIRS nearest you!
There are 4 stairways, 2 on each end of the building.
KEEP TO THE RIGHT for firefighters to go up the stairs too!
IN CASE OF POWER FAIL (blackout):
Many things we take for granted stop working during a power fail.
- NO ELEVATOR SERVICE!
- the emergency generator is only for the hall & stair lights, and community room
- the water runs out!
Tall buildings like ours have a water tank on top.
Water is pumped up as needed, by electricity.
Once the tank is empty, that's it!
SO SAVE WATER!
- flush the toilet as little as possible.
- fill pots, bottles, sinks with water for drinking & cooking
- stoves (and some ovens) will continue to work
but need a match to light them (no pilot light due to electric ignition)
- Go to the community room in the basement for
- electricity to charge cellphones
- running water and toilet
- Chilton Towers has several full time staff:
- a resident manager at the rental office (apartment 1N)
- superintendent (basement office near mailboxes)
- a porter (basement office at corner near laundry room).
To request maintenance, inform the local office
Please allow the staff to respond before escalating the complaint.
- If the problem is remains unresolved,
call Legow Management's Livingston office at (973) 992-8200
- In case of lack of heat or hot water,
call the City of Elizabeth's housing department at (908) 820-4068.
Your complaint will be "more valid"
if the Resident Manager or Chilton Towers Management were contacted
and given sufficient opportunity to rectify the situation.
- lack of hot water (hot water should be around 140 degrees, 120 degrees is the minimum)
- lack of air conditioning (apartment should be 75 degrees)
- lack of heat