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1 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Marquette University

2 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Welcome to the Fire Marshal Training. Thank you for serving as a Fire Marshal. This is an important duty that can prevent injuries and save lives in a emergency. Welcome!

3 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Fire Marshal The main focus of the Fire Marshal is to ensure orderly evacuation by sweeping through their assigned area and directing occupants to the nearest unobstructed exit. ELEVATORS SHOULD NOT BE USED. And to ensure accountability for MU employees, students and visitors. This is accomplished by: – being prepared for the emergency before it happens.

4 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Fire Marshal Responsibilities There are four main areas of Fire Marshal responsibility: –Preparation –Evacuation –Seek Shelter –Training If you leave your position and are no longer the Fire Marshal, please notify your Manager, BEC and EH&S to appoint a new Fire Marshal.

5 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Preparation Responsibilities Help develop, implement, and maintain Building Emergency Action Plan Coordinate responsibilities with Building Emergency Coordinator, Department Chairs/other key building personnel Familiarize building occupants with this plan Identify occupants needing assistance List of rooms with hazardous materials Identify equipment needing special attention in power disruption Educate co-workers on fire safety. Train new employees on Emergency Action Plan, exit routes, shelter-in-place recommendations, assembly and shelter areas Work with BEC to assure Emergency Evacuation and Seek Shelter drills are conducted at least annually. (Critique drills, enlist technical support)

6 Know what actions to take for various emergency events. Evacuation Seek Shelter (Severe Weather) Shelter-In-Place (Hazardous Incident) Lock Down and Shelter (Violent Person) 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Preparation Responsibilities

7 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Preparation Responsibilities Familiarize yourself with all exit routes and options to steer evacuees to the safest exit. Familiarize yourself with shelter areas

8 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Preparation Responsibilities Know where your building assembly area is located.

9 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Preparation Responsibilities Also let us know of any egress problems, nonfunctioning alarms, blocked open fire doors, or problems in keeping your buildings aisles clear. Well work with you to improve your procedures and emergency plan.

10 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Preparation Responsibilities It is important to practice. A building evacuation and seek shelter drill should be conducted at least annually. The Building Emergency Coordinator should contact the Department of Public Safety and Facilities Services and ask for their assistance in conducting the drill. Please participate in these drills, and let the office of EH&S know of any problems.

11 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Reasons Why We Practice Evacuation/Seek Shelter Drills Oklahoma City Assembly Plant Plant Population 3500 employees Zero Injuries

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14 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Evacuation Responsibilities Unless otherwise officially notified, evacuation is mandatory when building alarm is activated.

15 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Evacuation Responsibilities In an emergency evacuation, each Fire Marshal is responsible for the following: Sweep through assigned area to alert occupants that an evacuation is in process. Assist building occupants needing assistance, when it is safe to do so. Account for all employees by meeting building occupants at the designated assembly area. Advise building occupants regarding situation and when re-entry is permitted. Report to BEC with names of employees unaccounted for, location of occupants needing assistance in evacuating, and any other information necessary to assist emergency personnel. At no time should a Fire Marshal put their own safety in jeopardy

16 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Evacuation Responsibilities Assist physically impaired people to evacuate. Direct physically impaired people who cannot evacuate to the designated place of refuge. Assign someone to stay with the physically impaired person, if they are not putting their own well being at risk.

17 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Evacuation Responsibilities Emergency Coordinators and Fire Marshals should sweep through their assigned area on the way out of the building. At no time should a BEC or Fire Marshal jeopardize their own safety If people dont leave when asked to evacuate, remember their location so Incident Command can handle the problem.

18 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Evacuation Responsibilities Go to the assembly area to account for people in your assigned area. Your Building Emergency Action Plan should include a procedure to account for everyone.

19 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Evacuation Responsibilities Report to Building BEC with all information gathered. They will relay this information onto Incident Command this information will be helpful to them in coordinating any actions which need to be taken. Let people know further instructions or when it is safe to re-enter.

20 Seek Shelter Responsibilities Seek Shelter (Severe Weather) A severe weather event such as tornado or wind event may necessitate you to Take Shelter until the threat of bad weather has passed. Relocating from your normal work area to a space that has no windows or to a lower floor may increase your chances of survival. In an seek shelter event, each Fire Marshal is responsible for the following: Sweep through assigned area to alert occupants to seek shelter Move to a designated shelter area within the building. (Refer to building Emergency Evacuation Maps for designated shelter areas) Assist building occupants needing assistance, when it is safe to do so. Account for all employees by meeting building occupants at the designated shelter area. Advise building occupants regarding situation and when an all-clear has been called Report to BEC with names of employees unaccounted for, and any other information necessary to assist emergency personnel If not possible: –Move to a interior room with no windows, or a hallway on the lowest floor possible –Move to and interior stairwell if all rooms have windows 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training

21 Lock Down and Shelter Lock Down and Shelter (Violent Person) In the event of the presence of a person or persons deemed by Public Safety to be a threat to the campus community. Follow and train others on recommended procedures: Stay in your rooms / offices / classrooms. Notify those around you, and encourage other to remain in your room / office. Lock the doors, cover the door window, pull down the blinds, turn off the lights and stay calm. Stay away from the windows. Check your or visit the university web site, if a TV is available, turn it on turn off the volume. Report any suspicious activity, sounds or smells to Public Safety Only come out when your recognize the authority directing you to do so. 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training

22 Shelter-In-Place Shelter-In-Place (Hazardous Incident) A critical incident where hazardous (including chemical, biological or radiological) materials may have been released into the atmosphere either accidentally or intentionally. Follow and train others on recommended procedures: Move to rooms with no windows that can open or are open Rooms that have little or no ventilation are preferred Close any open windows and door if you cannot move Only come out when you are told that it is safe by Public Safety 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training

23 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Review of Key Emergency Concepts Each buildings should have their own emergency action plan to address their specific situation. At no time should a BEC or Fire Marshal jeopardize their own safety. Evacuation is not the best response to all emergencies. Evacuation and Seek Shelter drills are extremely important to ensure orderly exit under control and prevent panic.

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25 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training To burn a fire needs fuel, an ignition source (like a spark) and oxygen. Remove any of these and the fire will go out Definitions: Fire Triangle

26 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Ordinary Combustibles: paper, cloth, upholstery, trash, most plastic, wood... Flammable liquids, gases and greases; kerosene, oil, paint, cleaning fluids, cooking oil... Energized electrical components: appliances, wiring... Combustible metals: potassium, magnesium... Classes of Fires

27 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training You have had recent hands-on training with fire extinguishers and the fire is only in incipient stage You have the correct extinguisher for the type of fire You are absolutely sure you can put the fire out, AND You will not endanger yourself or others by not leaving Do Not Attempt to Fight a Fire Unless…

28 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training PPull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism AAim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire SSqueeze the lever slowly and evenly SSweep the nozzle from side to side. (Other types require slightly different techniques.) PASS Method

29 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Facility Services has fire extinguishers inspected on an annual basis If you come across an extinguisher that has not been checked recently, please notify the custodial supervisor for your building or Facility Services Annual Inspections

30 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training City of Milwaukee conducts annual inspections of each building on the MU campus, making note of fire code violations Fire Inspections

31 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Common fire safety violations Fire Inspection Checklist Exits – Obstructed exit: Remove any obstruction to exit immediately – Fire escape route blocked or restricted: Remove any obstruction to fire escape route immediately. Storage resulting in restricted access is prohibited Fire Doors – General exit doors must be identified and operable. – Exit doors blocked or restricted: Remove any obstruction to exit doors immediately – Inoperative fire door: Fire doors must be operative, self closing or attached to fused device. – Closing door device: Check self-closing device to assure it is functional. – Door wedged open: Immediately remove wedge or item holding fire-rated door in an open position. – Latches: Self-closing doors should fully and latch. – Panic Bar: Assure the panic bar is in operable condition. Housekeeping - Miscellaneous – Aisles/stairs/hallways: Immediately remove any obstruction, material, trash that could hamper easy exit. – Storage in basements and attics: Must be neat and reasonable. – Storage in stairwells and stairwell landings is prohibited – Wall decorations: Combustible decorations on walls must not exceed 10% of the overall wall space –Gas cylinders: Pressurized cylinders must be labeled and secured

32 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Never prop open fire doors with wedges or other objects. The purpose of these doors is to prevent smoke and heat from traveling up stairwells and along corridors. Fire Doors

33 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Blocked electrical panels are a frequent violation There should be a 3 clearance around all electrical panels Blocked Electrical Panels

34 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Storage in Stairwells Storage in stairwells and stairwell landings is prohibited.

35 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Electrical "octopuses" can overload circuits and result in fire. Never leave unattended: hotplates, coffee makers, irons, space heaters, etc. Keep heaters away from curtains and furniture. Fire Hazards: Electrical Abuse

36 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Fire Hazards: Electrical Abuse Extension cords are not intended for "permanent" installations -- appliances shall be connected to permanently wired receptacles. Storage of combustibles in mechanical/electrical service closets is prohibited.

37 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Storage is not permitted in hallways and in front of fire doors Blocked Fire Doors

38 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Exit lights need to be illuminated, burnt out lights should be reported to Facility Services Exit Lights

39 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Thank you! As a Fire Marshal, you can help save lives in an emergency.

40 DVD Emergency Action Plan Crisis Under Control 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training

41 2012MU Building Fire Marshal Training Marquette University Environmental Health and Safety


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