FIRE SAFETY MATSE 392/CHEM 393
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 911 Campus phone 9+911 DEHS Fire Safety Coordinator 333-9711 Fire Extinguishers 333-9701 Urbana Fire Rescue Campus Fire Prevention Office 244-4309 Champaign Fire Dept. Fire Prevention 351-4512 Who to Call...
Still not sure who to call to answer your question... Call your area Safety Coordinator!
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
Challenge THINK ABOUT FIRE SAFETY EVERY DAY
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 • 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.
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!!
Planning Ahead • DO NOT BLOCK OPEN FIRE DOORS
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
Fire Prevention • Store chemicals and flammable liquids properly • Secure gas cylinders • Work safely with chemicals • Know your emergency procedures • Do not allow combustibles to pile up
In case of a fire, I’ll... • Notify occupants near the fire area. • Activate the fire alarm system. • Call, or have someone call 911(9+911). • Quickly decide if I can extinguish the fire. • If not, Get out, closing all doors between me and the fire. • Meet the Fire Department.
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
P A S S • P Pull the pin • A Aim at the base of the fire • S Squeeze the handle • S Sweep back and forth
Hands on Fire Extinguisher Training • September 4 1 pm – 4pm • September 5 11 am – 1 pm • September 6 8 am - 11 am • Show up at any time during one of these time blocks, it will only take a few minutes of your time. • Location: Fire Station by Engineering Hall