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FIRE SAFETY. School of Art and Design. Steve Mitchell. Fire Prevention Officer Urbana Fire Rescue. Campus Fire Protection is a combined effort. UIUC Division of Environmental Health and Safety Urbana Fire Rescue Champaign Fire Department. EMERGENCY DIAL 911 FROM A CAMPUS PHONE

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fire safety

FIRE SAFETY

School of Art and Design

steve mitchell

Steve Mitchell

Fire Prevention Officer

Urbana Fire Rescue

campus fire protection is a combined effort
Campus Fire Protection is a combined effort..
  • UIUC Division of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Urbana Fire Rescue
  • Champaign Fire Department
who to call
EMERGENCY

DIAL 911

FROM A CAMPUS PHONE

DIAL 9-911

Who to Call...
why take fire safety classes
Why take fire safety classes?
  • 1 out of every 3 people in this room will have an experience with fire in their lifetime
  • Over 4,000 people die each year from fires, over 27,000 are injured
  • A small fire can grow very quickly
  • Education gives you the training needed to make good choices
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Challenge

THINK ABOUT FIRE SAFETY EVERY DAY

  • When you are starting a project, or working on a project, think about how your actions will affect your safety, and that of others!
fire prevention concepts
Fire Prevention Concepts
  • Prevent Fires from Occurring
  • In case a fire does occur:
  • Make sure everyone can get out
  • Separate the fire/smoke from the occupants
fire growth
Fire Growth
  • This video will show just how fast a fire can grow, how explosive a small fire can become, and how little time you have to react.
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Planning Ahead
  • Know your work area
  • Know where your exits are located
  • Know at least two ways out
  • Know the location of fire extinguishers
  • Know the location of fire alarm pull stations
  • Keep your work area safe
  • Have an escape plan!!
fire prevention
Fire Prevention
  • Work safely!
  • Electrical Safety: Frayed and cracked cords, overloaded plugs and circuits, extension cord use.
  • Do not block exits, fire extinguishers, fire alarms
  • Fire Extinguishers should be mounted
  • Keep combustibles from heat sources
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Fire Prevention
  • Store chemicals and flammable liquids properly
  • Practice good housekeeping
  • Do not allow combustibles to accumulate
  • Keep aisles clear
  • Work safely with chemicals
  • Know your emergency procedures
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Fire Prevention
  • Dragging in an old couch or chair to your work area may make it feel like home, but it will also add to the fire hazard.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use, do not have heat producing appliances in work areas.
use of open flame
Use of open flame
  • Gain approval from Department head
  • Have extinguisher present
  • Keep away from combustibles
  • Keep in approved containers
  • Do not use candles unless approved for project use
  • Use common sense, work smart, work safe!
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In case of a fire, I’ll...
  • Notify occupants near the fire area.
  • Activate the fire alarm system (if time)
  • Call, or have someone call 911(9+911).
  • Get out, closing all doors between me and the fire.
  • Meet the Fire Department.
in case of fire
In case of fire….
  • If smoke builds rapidly, crawl low to stay out of the poisonous fumes.
  • GET OUT

If your clothes catch fire….

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Stop

  • Drop (cover face with hands)
  • Roll
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Emergency Medical Services
  • 911 dispatcher will ask a few questions so proper response can be dispatched - Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • Response level determined
  • Response for minor injuries will be an Ambulance only.
  • Other injuries will respond both a Fire Unit and an Ambulance
fire types
Fire Types
  • Class A -- Ordinary Combustibles
  • Class B -- Flammable Liquids
  • Class C -- Electrical
  • Know the types of extinguishers in your area and what type of fires they can be used for.
extinguisher operation
Extinguisher Operation
  • P = Pull the safety Pin
  • A = Aim at the front and base of the fire
  • S = Squeeze the handle
  • S = Sweep across the base of the fire