Fire Extinguisher Training. Presented by: Mark Jee Fire Protection Manager Facilities Management Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety Phone #: 439-7785 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fire Extinguisher Training. Fire Extinguisher Training. Fire Safety Training Outline.
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Fire Extinguisher Training • Presented by: Mark Jee Fire Protection Manager Facilities Management Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety Phone #: 439-7785 Email address: email@example.com
Fire Safety Training Outline ● Classifications of fire. ● Types of portable fire extinguishers. ● How to use a portable fire extinguisher. ● Making the “right” decision.
HOW FIRES ARE CLASSIFIED CLASS A: Ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber and some plastics. CLASS B: Flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, paint, paint thinner and diesel
Cont. Classification of Fires CLASS C: Energized electrical equipment, such as appliances, Switches, panel boxes and power tools. CLASS D: Certain combustible metals, such as magnesium, Titanium, potassium and sodium.
Fire Extinguisher Compatibility Old Style Designations Newer Picture Designations
Fire Extinguishers CO2 Dry Chemical Cleanguard • Are intended to protect you and minimize property damage.
Where can I find a fire extinguisher on campus? • In the corridors of academic and office buildings. • In or immediately outside all laboratories where chemicals are stored and used. • In or immediately outside mechanical spaces where motorized or other equipment is present which might reasonably cause a fire. • In campus storage buildings, and mounted inside • certain university vehicles.
Fire Extinguisher Use • What is the first thing you should do if you discover a fire? • You should pull the nearest fire alarm pull station, and call Public Safety at 911 or 94480. • If you are comfortable with the idea of using a fire extinguisher, and the fire is confined to a small area and is not quickly spreading, then you should attempt to put out the fire. • Be sure you have an unobstructed escape route to which the fire will not spread. Don’t place yourself in a position where the fire can block your egress.
Fire Extinguisher Training You are not expected to be firefighters! Do not take unnecessary risks!
Fire Extinguisher Usage • Pull the pin • Aim at the base of the fire • Squeeze the trigger • Sweep back and forth • FIGHT THE FIRE IF...AND ONLY IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE TRUE: • Everyone has left or is leaving the building. The fire department or Public Safety is being called. The fire is small and confined to the immediate area where it was started (wastebasket, cushion, small appliance, etc.). You have a way out and can fight the fire with your back to your exit. Your extinguisher is rated for the class of fire at hand. You have had training in use of the fire extinguisher and are confident that you can operate it effectively. Stay low, Avoid breathing the heated smoke and fumes as well as the extinguishing agent. If you have the slightest doubt about whether or not to fight the fire - Don’t fight it - instead, get out closing the door behind you.
Aim the hose or nozzle. Pull the pin. Squeeze the lever. Sweep the agent. P.A.S.S.
Emergency Desk Reference Refer to your Emergency Desk Reference for additional information.
How to Inspect Your Fire Extinguisher • Know the locations of the fire ext.’s in your work area. • You are encouraged to be aware of the condition of your area’s extinguishers by visual inspection on a frequent basis to ensure you have a working extinguisher when you need one. • If a dry chemical or cleanguard extinguisher, check the gauge to make sure the needle is in the green area. • Check the plastic seal holding the pin in the extinguisher handle. Has the extinguisher been tampered with? Report any broken/missing seals/pins to Chris Taylor at 439-7773. • Do not block access to fire extinguishers
Home Fire Safety • On average, in the U.S., nine people die in a home fire each day. • Think about fire safety in your home. 1. Install Smoke Detectors! 2. Install a fire extinguisher 3. Plan your escape!
Don’t Forget! • Pull the pin • Aim the nozzle • Squeeze the trigger • Sweep the hose or nozzle back and forth
Training Details • We’ll conduct a training evolution with one person at a time. • You’ll extinguish 2 or 3 fires, however many you can extinguish until your air pressure runs out. • Don’t start using the extinguisher until I tell you to start. The evolution is precisely timed and I’ll give your extinguishment time after each evolution.
Fire Extinguisher Training Thank You For Your Time! Any Questions?