Presentation on theme: "Otterbein University Police Department 194 West Main Street (614) 823-1222 FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS."— Presentation transcript:
Otterbein University Police Department 194 West Main Street (614) FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS
Fire Safety Tips Feel the door handle - If the door handle is hot, dont open it - Go to a window and call for help Get out of the building before calling for help - Dont take time to call before leaving - Get out and find a phone Pull fire alarm on your way out Dont look for other people or gather your belongings - Knock on doors as you leave - Yell FIRE as you leave
Fire Safety Tips (cont.) Crawl low to the floor - Thick smoke can make it impossible to see - Toxic chemicals from smoke can be deadly in minutes Close the door behind you - You may help keep the fire from spreading - You may protect your possessions from fire and smoke damage If you cant get out, get someones attention - Yell and scream - Stay low, there is less smoke and poisonous gases close to the floor
Prevention Take responsibility for prevention - Assign a non-impaired event monitor - Clean up immediately after parties and take all trash outside - Do not overload electrical outlets - Extinguish all smoking materials thoroughly
Protection Check Smoke Alarms - Verify they are in proper working condition - Install new batteries at the beginning of each quarter Plan Escapes Routes - Know where all exits are located in the building - Practice your escape plans Take Fire Alarms Seriously - Dont ignore fire alarms - Dont wait to see fire or smoke
EXTINGUISER USE If you need to use an extinguisher, remember P-A-S-S PULL The safety pin at the top of the extinguisher AIM The nozzle or hose at the base of the flames. Stay between six and eight feet away from the flames SQUEEZE Press the handle SWEEP From side to side at the base of the fire until it goes out By following these procedures, a fire can be extinguished in the quickest and safest manner possible.
Is This Authorized? Power cords with missing insulation are NOT AUTHORIZED. Extended use will cause the wire clamp to cut into the wire.
Is This Authorized? Ungrounded ZIP Cords are NOT AUTHORIZED. They are made of thin wire and will melt under heavy loads.
Is This Authorized? Power cords with exposed electrical wires are NOT AUTHORIZED.
Is This Authorized? Overloading multiple adaptors in an electrical outlet is NOT AUTHORIZED
Is This Authorized? NOT AUTHORIZED. All appliances, including heaters, microwaves, coffee makers, irons, TVs, etc., should be plugged directly into an outlet – not an extension cord. Extended use may cause the cord to overheat and short out.
Is This Authorized? NOT AUTHORIZED. All appliances, including heaters, microwaves, coffee makers, irons, TVs, etc., should be plugged directly into an outlet – Not an FMO. Adding several high wattage appliances to one FMO may cause the unit to overheat.
Is This Authorized? Daisy Chaining or plugging in multiple FMOs is NOT AUTHORIZED.
Are These Authorized? Halogen lamps or decorative lamps with plastic lamp shades are NOT AUTHORIZED.
Is This Authorized? The storing of all sporting equipment, furniture, trash, etc., on walkways, landings and stairs is NOT AUTHORIZED. These areas must remain clear at all times.
Is This Authorized? NOT AUTHORIZED. All charcoal and gas grills must be used away from all builds and overhangs
Is This Authorized? The blocking of any electrical panel is NOT AUTHORIZED. A five foot clearance must be maintained around all electical panels at all times.
Is This Authorized? The removal of or tampering with all smoke detectors and other fire safety equipment is NOT AUTHORIZED.
Is This Authorized? Storing or stacking combustible materials near the ceiling is NOT AUTHORIZED.
Is This Authorized? Hanging or draping combustible materials from ceilings, Doorways and light fixtures is NOT AUTHORIZED.
Are These Authorized? The burning of all candles and incense is NOT AUTHORIZED.
Authorized Electrical Appliances Hairdryer Curling Iron Electric Razor Iron (Auto Shutoff) Fan Stereo Alarm Clock Television Microwave (700w) Computer Refrigerator (>6) Popcorn popper (hot air) VCR/DVD player
Unauthorized Electrical Appliances Halogen Lamps Open or Closed Coil Appliances Hot Plates Answering Machines Heat or Sun Lamps Space Heaters Electric Frying Pans or Griddles
Authorized Appliances Commons and Theme Houses Only Toasters Coffee Makers George Foreman grills (or similar brands) Note: Portable air condition units are authorized as long as the appropriate medical documentation has been submitted through Student Affairs by the deadline indicated on the Student Housing Information Form.
Minor Fire Safety Violation Minor Fire Safety Violation (candles, halogen lamps/bulbs, coil appliances, incense) Possible Sanctions, but not limited to: 1. Special Assignments 2. Monetary Fine 3. Restitution 4. Restricted Access 5. Living Unit Probation 6. Living Unit Dismissal 7. Disciplinary Probation 8. Disciplinary Probation with Restrictions 9. Suspension
Major Fire Safety Violation Major Fire Safety Violation (creating false fire alarms, failure to evacuate a structure, tampering with fire equipment) Possible Sanctions, but not limited to: 1. Monetary Fine 2. Restitution 3. Restricted Access 4. Living Unit Probation 5. Living Unit Dismissal 6. Disciplinary Probation 7. Disciplinary Probation with Restrictions 8. Alcohol/Drug/Anger Assessment 9. Suspension 10. Dismissal
CONCLUSION Questions or comments? - Contact Otterbein Police at (614) or at THANK YOU! BE SMART – BE SAFE