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FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS. Otterbein University Police Department 194 West Main Street (614) 823-1222 [email protected] Fire Safety Tips. Feel the door handle - If the door handle is hot, don’t open it - Go to a window and call for help

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otterbein university police department 194 west main street 614 823 1222 police@otterbein edu

FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS

Otterbein University Police Department

194 West Main Street

(614) 823-1222

[email protected]

fire safety tips
Fire Safety Tips
  • Feel the door handle

- If the door handle is hot, don’t open it

- Go to a window and call for help

  • Get out of the building before calling for help

- Don’t take time to call before leaving

- Get out and find a phone

  • Pull fire alarm on your way out
  • Don’t look for other people or gather your belongings

- Knock on doors as you leave

- Yell “FIRE” as you leave

fire safety tips cont
Fire Safety Tips (cont.)
  • Crawl low to the floor

- Thick smoke can make it impossible to see

- Toxic chemicals from smoke can be deadly in minutes

  • Close the door behind you

- You may help keep the fire from spreading

- You may protect your possessions from fire and smoke damage

  • If you can’t get out, get someone’s attention

- Yell and scream

- Stay low, there is less smoke and poisonous

gases close to the floor

prevention
Prevention
  • Take responsibility for prevention

- Assign a non-impaired “event monitor”

- Clean up immediately after parties and take all trash

outside

- Do not overload electrical outlets

- Extinguish all smoking materials thoroughly

protection
Protection
  • Check Smoke Alarms

  - Verify they are in proper working condition

  - Install new batteries at the beginning of each quarter

  • Plan Escapes Routes

  - Know where all exits are located in the building

  - Practice your escape plans

  • Take Fire Alarms Seriously

- Don’t ignore fire alarms

  - Don’t wait to see fire or smoke

extinguiser use
EXTINGUISER USE

If you need to use an extinguisher, remember “P-A-S-S”

  • PULL

The safety pin at the top of the extinguisher

  • AIM

The nozzle or hose at the base of the flames. Stay between six and eight feet away

from the flames

  • SQUEEZE

Press the handle

  • SWEEP

From side to side at the base of the fire until it goes out

By following these procedures, a fire can be extinguished in the

quickest and safest manner possible.

is this authorized
Is This Authorized?

Power cords with missing insulation are NOT AUTHORIZED.

Extended use will cause the wire clamp to cut into

the wire.

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Is This Authorized?

Ungrounded ZIP Cords are NOT AUTHORIZED.

They are made of thin wire and will melt under

heavy loads.

is this authorized2
Is This Authorized?

Power cords with exposed electrical

wires are NOT AUTHORIZED.

is this authorized3
Is This Authorized?

Overloading multiple adaptors in an electrical

outlet is NOT AUTHORIZED

is this authorized4
Is This Authorized?

NOT AUTHORIZED. All appliances, including heaters, microwaves,

coffee makers, irons, TV’s, etc., should be plugged directly into an

outlet – not an extension cord.

Extended use may cause the cord to overheat and

short out.

is this authorized5
Is This Authorized?

NOT AUTHORIZED. All appliances, including heaters, microwaves,

coffee makers, irons, TV’s, etc., should be plugged directly into an

outlet – Not an FMO.

Adding several high wattage appliances to one FMO

may cause the unit to overheat.

is this authorized6
Is This Authorized?

“Daisy Chaining” or plugging in multiple FMOs is NOT

AUTHORIZED.

are these authorized
Are These Authorized?

Halogen lamps or decorative lamps with plastic lamp

shades are NOT AUTHORIZED.

is this authorized7
Is This Authorized?

The storing of all sporting equipment, furniture, trash,

etc., on walkways, landings and stairs is NOT

AUTHORIZED.

These areas must remain clear at all times.

is this authorized8
Is This Authorized?

NOT AUTHORIZED. All charcoal and gas grills must be used away from all builds and overhangs

is this authorized9
Is This Authorized?

The blocking of any electrical panel is NOT AUTHORIZED.

A five foot clearance must be maintained around all

electical panels at all times.

is this authorized10
Is This Authorized?

The removal of or tampering with all smoke detectors and other fire

safety equipment is NOT AUTHORIZED.

is this authorized11
Is This Authorized?

Storing or stacking combustible materials near

the ceiling is NOT AUTHORIZED.

is this authorized12
Is This Authorized?

Hanging or draping combustible materials from ceilings,

Doorways and light fixtures is NOT AUTHORIZED.

are these authorized1
Are These Authorized?

The burning of all candles and incense is NOT AUTHORIZED.

authorized electrical appliances
Authorized Electrical Appliances
  • Hairdryer
  • Curling Iron
  • Electric Razor
  • Iron (Auto Shutoff)
  • Fan
  • Stereo
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Microwave (700w)
  • Computer
  • Refrigerator (>6’)
  • Popcorn popper
  • (hot air)
  • VCR/DVD player
unauthorized electrical appliances
Unauthorized Electrical Appliances
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Open or Closed Coil Appliances
  • Hot Plates
  • Answering Machines
  • Heat or Sun Lamps
  • Space Heaters
  • Electric Frying Pans or Griddles
authorized appliances
Authorized Appliances

Commons and Theme Houses Only

  • Toasters
  • Coffee Makers
  • George Foreman grills (or similar brands)
  • Note: Portable air condition units are authorized as long as the appropriate medical documentation has been submitted through Student Affairs by the deadline indicated on the Student Housing Information Form.
minor fire safety violation
Minor Fire Safety Violation

Minor Fire Safety Violation (candles, halogen lamps/bulbs, coil

appliances, incense)

  • Possible Sanctions, but not limited to:

1. Special Assignments

2. Monetary Fine

3. Restitution

4. Restricted Access

5. Living Unit Probation

6. Living Unit Dismissal

7. Disciplinary Probation

8. Disciplinary Probation with Restrictions

9. Suspension

major fire safety violation
Major Fire Safety Violation

Major Fire Safety Violation (creating false fire alarms, failure to

evacuate a structure, tampering with fire equipment)

  • Possible Sanctions, but not limited to:

1. Monetary Fine

2. Restitution

3. Restricted Access

4. Living Unit Probation

5. Living Unit Dismissal

6. Disciplinary Probation

7. Disciplinary Probation with Restrictions

8. Alcohol/Drug/Anger Assessment

9. Suspension

10. Dismissal

conclusion
CONCLUSION
  • Questions or comments?

- Contact Otterbein Police at (614) 823-1222

or at [email protected]

  • THANK YOU!

BE SMART – BE SAFE

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