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FIRE SAFETY – RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES. For all staff members in Housing and Residence Life (HRL), at Deming and other residential facilities who are responsible for emergency response in the case of a fire July 2008. Campus Resources . Health & Safety Issues

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    1. FIRE SAFETY – RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES For all staff members in Housing and Residence Life (HRL), at Deming and other residential facilities who are responsible for emergency response in the case of a fire July 2008 Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    2. Campus Resources • Health & Safety Issues • Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) • Uptown Campus: 865-5307 • Downtown Campus: 988-5486 • Public Safety • Uptown Campus: Tulane University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS) • Emergency: 865-5200 - Non-Emergency: 865-5381 Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    3. Campus Resources • Public Safety • Downtown Campus: Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department (TUHSC Police) • Emergency: 988-5555 - Non-Emergency: 988-5531 • Maintenance issues • Uptown Campus – notify Facilities Services • Non-emergency – submit via http://servicewave.tulane.edu; include name, room location, specific issue • Emergency – contact Service Control Center, 865-5445 • Downtown Campus • Deming staff receives occupant reports. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    4. Oxygen, heat/ignition source, & fuel must be present for fire to occur. • Fuels can be in form of solid, liquid or gas. • Ignition sources: ex., smoking materials, candles, appliances Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    5. Products of Combustion • Heat • Flame • Smoke • Fire Gases Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    6. Fire safety policies Use only permitted appliances. Candles, incense, etc. are prohibited. Refrain from tampering with fire safety equipment (fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, sprinklers, etc.) Evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds. Before It’s A Fire(Fire Prevention) Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    7. Report/address unsafe conditions. Exit signs: not illuminated, missing or damaged Room doors: poor repair, not latching Stairwells: doors blocked open or not latching, storage Corridors: trip hazards, obstructions Fire alarm pull stations: poor repair, blocked Before It’s A Fire(Fire Prevention) Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    8. Before It’s A Fire(Preparation) • Know actions to take. • Know exit locations (at least two ways out). • Learn to use/locate fire extinguishers. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    9. Before It’s A Fire(Preparation) Emergency Action Plan • Assists in conducting safe/effective evacuations • Developed for each residence hall • Designates an assembly location for each hall • Staff trained by Departmental Safety Representatives (DSR) Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    10. Fire Response If you discover the fire, use the acronymESCAPE. Evaluate the situation. Secure the Area - Remove occupants from immediate area. Close the doors to contain the fire/smoke. Activatethe fire alarm – using manual pull station. Phone public safety: Uptown campus - 865-5200 (ext 5200), TUDPS Downtown campus - 988-5555 (ext 55555), TUHSC Police Extinguish the fire – using a portable fire extinguisher, as appropriate. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    11. Portable Fire Extinguishers • – To use them, remember PASS • Pull the pin • Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire • Squeeze the handle, and • Sweep the fire from side to side Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    12. Fire extinguisher classifications correspond to the classes of fire that can be extinguished by that extinguisher.A – ordinary combustibles B – flammable liquids C – energized electrical equipment D – combustible metals Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    13. Fire Response • When you hear the fire alarm: • Staff • Follow your procedures. • Check fire alarm panel which will indicate floor/zone in alarm. • Evacuate building using the nearest stairwell or ground floor exit. • Account for all persons – make sure that everyone is out of the building. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    14. Fire Response • When you hear the fire alarm: • Staff (continued) • Report to First Responders – TUDPS or TUHSC Police, Facilities Services, or Fire Dept • Location of fire/alarm activation • Conditions – smoke, flames, heat • Evacuation status • Assemble at the designated location. • Do not re-enter until “All Clear” is issued by TUDPS or TUHSC Police. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    15. Fire Response • When you hear the fire alarm. • Students - Evacuate immediately. • Use the nearest stairwell or ground floor exit. • Assemble at the designated location. • Once out stay out. • Do not re-enter until “All Clear” is issued by TUDPS or TUHSC Police. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    16. Fire Safety Programming • In Student Training, inform residents of: • Recognizing/preventing/correcting potentially hazardous situations • Emergency preparedness • Actions to take during fire alarm Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    17. Fire Safety Programming • Fire Drills • Why are they done? Practice for occupants. Educates occupants on building fire safety features, egress facilities, & evacuation procedures. Required by LA State Fire Marshal • How often? • 5/year (2/semester, winter and fall; 1/summer semester; 2 at night when residents are sleeping) • Coordinated and documented by OEHS Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    18. Failure to Evacuate – Is it worth the risk? • Perception: It won’t happen to me. • Results in increased risk from fire. • Fires occur in college environments. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    19. Reporting • Report all fires immediately to Campus Police • Uptown Campus: Call 865-5200 or use emergency phones. • Downtown Campus: Call 988-5555 or ext. 55555. • Do not dial 911; Campus Police will contact the Fire Department • Staff must document all fire alarm activations • HRL staff use the form, “Tulane University Fire Alarm Activation Report” • Send a copy to OEHS Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

    20. Tulane UniversityOffice of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)www.som.tulane.edu/oehsUptown: Karen Douglas, OEHS, 865-5307, kdougla1@tulane.eduDowntown: Carol Ardeneaux, TUHSC Housing, 988-6275, deming@tulane.eduIf unable to proceed to quiz, type the link below into your browserhttps://audubon.tulane.edu/ehs/enterssn.cfm?testnum=146 Proceed to Quiz