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Environmental Health & Safety 4-6783 www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/healthcare. Fire Safety for MSO, Residents, Medical Students and Nursing Students. RACE. R emove: all occupants from fire and smoke

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environmental health safety 4 6783 www stonybrook edu ehs healthcare

Environmental Health & Safety 4-6783www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/healthcare

Fire Safety

for MSO, Residents, Medical Students and Nursing Students

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RACE

R emove: all occupants from fire and smoke

A larm: Pull the alarm box, then dial 321 announcing Code Red and location (pull boxes are generally located in nurses station, by elevators, and in stairwells)

C onfine the fire by closing doors

E xtinguish or Evacuate: Use fire extinguisher if you can do so safely or evacuate to a fire safe area!

areas of refuge
Areas of Refuge

Moving patients from one smoke compartment to another on the same floor puts them into “areas of refuge”

North and South Towers - areas of refuge are separated by fire barriers at the south tower and elevator lobby

On Network levels 4, 5, & 6 – look for “Smoke Door” sign on door to locate adjacent area of refuge

Moving patients to other floors or from the building is a last resort and done in coordination with the fire department

horizontal evacuation example
Horizontal Evacuation Example

Each area has an Evacuation Plan posted. Find and become familiar with your area’s plan

roles and responsibilities
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • All Medical Staff will react to any fire or fire alarm
    • Assist nursing staff and be under direction of Fire Warden or Charge Nurse
    • Clear halls, close doors, evacuate patients (patient evac. not necessary for fire alarm w/no fire/smoke present)
    • Remain in evacuation area, providing care to evacuated patients
elevators
Elevators

NEVER use an Elevator during Fires!

  • In most cases theelevators will operate normally during general fire alarm.
  • If an elevator lobby detector activates, the elevators will return to level 5 and go into a standby mode.
manual pull stations
Manual Pull Stations
  • Activation will sound building fire alarm as well as notify University Police
  • Pull this device when you have a smoke or fire condition.
  • Follow up with call to 321
code red indicates that a fire condition exists
CODE REDindicates that a fire condition exists
  • Dial 321, notify operator of Code Red and provide location
  • If you have a fire in a patient’s room and have to evacuate the patient, callout“Code Red” for someone to activate the fire alarm. Do not call out “Fire!”
    • If you hear “Code Red” called out, pull fire alarm and dial 321, giving your location for the Code Red.

Note: at offsite locations contact the local Fire Dept.

code green
CODE GREEN

Indicates that the emergency is over and normal activities may continue

Operator will announce “Code Green” over the PA system 3 times

fire alarm signaling
Fire Alarm Signaling
  • Fire Alarm Signaling Method

*Pre-Recorded Voice Messages*

  • Based on area of alarm activation, fire alarm will broadcast a voice recorded message stating Code Red with the area in alarm.
  • Example announcement of fire alarm originating on T18 south:
  • T18 N&S; Strobes flash, bell sounds followed by announcement: “Code Red 18 south”
  • T17 N&S; Chimes sounds followed by announcement:
  • “A Code Red is being investigated on 18 South”
  • T19 N&S; Chimes sounds followed by announcement:
  • “A Code Red is being investigated on 18 South”

Note: Fire alarm strobes will be activated in area of alarm only

Fire alarm strobe

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Fire extinguishers are located throughout facility. Staff are responsible to know where the closest is in their areas.

Use a portable fire extinguisher only if the fire is small and can be brought under control using one extinguisher.

If the fire is large or spreading, close the door to the fire area and leave.

In all cases, before using the extinguisher, make sure the R.A.&C. of RACE has been initiated.

Fire Response

hospital fire extinguishers
Hospital Fire Extinguishers
  • All areas have muti-purpose, dry chemical extinguishers. Good for:
  • Class A: Ordinary combustibles
  • Class B: Flammable liquids
  • Class C: Electrical
when using an extinguisher think pass
When using an Extinguisher… thinkPASS

P ull the Pin and stand back 6-10 feet

A im nozzle at the base of the fire – hit the fuel not the flames!

S queeze the handle to depress the button and release the agent

S weep nozzle from side to side until completely empty

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Questions or Comments?
  • Contact EH&S at 4-6783
    • Ask to speak to a staff member in the Healthcare Safety team!
  • Email us at [email protected]
  • Review Admin and EH&S P&Ps at Inside SBUMC under “Policies & Procedures”
  • For additional reference material go to: www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/healthcare
fire safety quiz question 1
QuizFire Safety Quiz – Question #1

Answer: C

What does the fire alarm signal of “bells with strobes” indicate?

Full building evacuation is required

Fire alarm is in another area and be prepared for evacuation

Fire alarm is in your area; follow RACE

fire safety quiz question 2
Fire Safety Quiz – Question #2

Answer: A

If you observe a fire in a patient’s room and need to evacuate the patient, you should also:

Call out “Code Red” for someone to activate the fire alarm

Call out Code Green for someone to activate the fire alarm

Do nothing. You have already done all that is expected of you.

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