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Fire Safety Training. Staff must know how to respond to a Fire Emergency. Actions to take upon hearing the fire alarm Actions to take upon discovering a fire How to control the spread of smoke and fire Techniques for the evacuation of endangered occupants Emergency evacuation procedures

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staff must know how to respond to a fire emergency
Staff must know how to respond to a Fire Emergency
  • Actions to take upon hearing the fire alarm
  • Actions to take upon discovering a fire
  • How to control the spread of smoke and fire
  • Techniques for the evacuation of endangered occupants
  • Emergency evacuation procedures
  • Fire suppression techniques
the fire alarm system
The Fire Alarm System
  • The Fire Alarm is a TWO stage alarm – the First Stage of the alarm consists of an alert /warning alarm (1 tone) and the Second Stage of the alarm is the evacuation alarm (3 tone)
  • Upon hearing evacuation alarm, exit building immediately
  • There is no overhead paging system
upon hearing the fire alarm
Upon Hearing the Fire Alarm
  • Check your area for smoke conditions
  • Close all doors
  • Prepare important items for evacuation, eg. coat, car keys, wallet
  • Follow your Code Captains instructions
upon hearing the fire alarm5
Upon Hearing the Fire Alarm
  • Staff attending meetings will accompany DBCVSRI staff
  • Confine compartmental movement to a minimum
  • Stay put unless you hear the evacuation alarm
  • Stand by and await instructions from Code Captains
upon discovering a fire react
Upon Discovering a FireREACT

Remove persons in immediate danger if possible

Ensure ALL departmental doors are closed

A activate the fire alarm system using the nearest pull station

C all 9-911 and report ‘Fire’ and give the exact location

Try to extinguish the fire or concentration on further evacuation



  • Extremely Toxic
  • Spreads Rapidly
  • Displaces Oxygen
  • People Become:
    • disoriented
    • impaired
    • blinded
    • confused
smell of smoke

Smell of Smoke

Call ext. 40300 and report all unidentifiable and untraceable smells of smoke

If you discover visible smoke or flame this is a fire

REACT promptly

activate the fire alarm


Pull the fire alarm

If the alarm does not activate, go to the next fire alarm pull and pull that one

Most important, get the fire alarm activated

when the fire alarm system activates

When the Fire Alarm System Activates

Locking devices on exit doors release automatically

Air handling systems shut down to control smoke movement

A signal is sent to the Fire Department and Onsite Fire Response Team

alert colleagues fire in progress

Alert Colleagues Fire in Progress

Shout out Code Red and location of fire


Upon Discovering a Fire1) People FiresPeople Fires call 9-9112) Small FiresAfter fire is out - remember to report accident to FMO ext. 40300 and toH&S Coordinator ext. 40329

people fires stop drop and roll

PEOPLE FIRESStop, Drop and Roll

If you wear glasses, take them off your face

Cover your face with your hands (if possible)

If you are on fire, stop, drop and roll, OTHERS should extinguish fire with blanket and cool person with water

the fire triangle
The Fire Triangle

All three elements are needed to start a fire. To extinguish a fire, one side must be removed.



Chemical Reaction


types of fuel
Types of Fuel

Regular Flammables – paper, wood

Liquid Flammables – Gasoline, paint thinner

Electrical – Anything that is plugged in

Metals – Potassium, sodium. Typically found in a lab setting.

types of extinguishers
Types of Extinguishers

Three main types

Water (APW) – Class A fires only

CO2 – Class B and C fires only

Dry Chemical - For ABC or BC fires

D class extinguishers are typically specific to the fuel

using the extinguisher
Using the Extinguisher






ull the pin

im at the base

queeze the lever

weep from side to side



  • Leave the building immediately! Shut your office door and take car keys and wallet if possible. Follow Emergency Evacuation Procedures
  • Follow Code Captains Instructions identified by a bright orange vest. Follow their direction and report any pertinent information. Meet at identified evacuation area and report to your Code Captain.
  • Evacuation location – Birge Street
  • Re-Entry is authorized by the Fire Department only and you will hear 3 horn blasts – sounding the ‘all clear’ and re-entry to the building may proceed.
Questions ?

Contact DBCVSRI H&S Coordinator at ext. 40329

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