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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

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MATSE 392/CHEM 393

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Steve Mitchell

Fire Prevention Officer

Urbana Fire Rescue

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Campus Fire Protection is a combined effort..

  • UIUC Division of Environmental Health and Safety

  • Urbana Fire Rescue

  • Champaign Fire Department

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Campus phone 9+911


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...

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Still not sure who to call to answer your question...

Call your area Safety Coordinator!

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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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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

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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!!

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Planning Ahead


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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

  • Secure gas cylinders

  • Work safely with chemicals

  • Know your emergency procedures

  • Do not allow combustibles to pile up

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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.

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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

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  • P Pull the pin

  • A Aim at the base of the fire

  • S Squeeze the handle

  • S Sweep back and forth

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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