FIRE SAFETY Chemical Sciences Teaching Assistant Lab Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training Program
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!
Services Provided • Emergency Response • Fire and Life Safety Inspections • Fire Safety Education • Fire Extinguisher Training • Consultations/Concern Follow up • Special Event Services
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 from the Occupants • Extinguish the fire as quickly as possible
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!!
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 prop open fire doors!
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
PASS SYSTEM • P ull the safety pin • A im the nozzle or hose • S queeze or press the handle • S weep the agent across the base of the fire
Safety during hands-on training • Stay away from the pan unless involved in the extinguishing the fire. • Back away after putting out the fire. • If an accident occurs, and your clothes catch on fire:
Stop • Drop (cover face with hands) • Roll