2Retail Association Services, Inc. For a fire to start…To burn a fire needs fuel, an ignition source (like a spark) and oxygen.Remove any of these and the fire will go out.Retail Association Services, Inc.
3Retail Association Services, Inc. Emergency evacuation floor plans are posted in several places through out the building. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the evacuation plans for this building and those buildings you frequent.Retail Association Services, Inc.
4Fire Safety Precautions If you feel comfortable in using a fire extinguisher to put out a waste basket size fire, then do it.Otherwise, start evacuating the building and call 911.Alert persons in area- Direct away from danger.Close doors to confine.Activate the fire alarm.Evacuate through nearest safe exit.Move away from building and go to the assembly area.Retail Association Services, Inc.
5Fire extinguisher type 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...Retail Association Services, Inc.
6Retail Association Services, Inc. Your safety is firstIf you see a potential fire hazard contact Darren or myself.If there is a fire and you decide you can attempt to put it out, then:Keep your escape route clear and your back to it.Get within effective range but stay safe.Always be prepared to abandon the fight - if you don’t think it’s safe, get out of the building!Speed is important!Retail Association Services, Inc.
7Retail Association Services, Inc. A short video…Fire extinguisher useRetail Association Services, Inc.
8Retail Association Services, Inc. Practice scenarioWe are all in the conference room for a meeting and the coffee maker in the copy room shorts out. The plastic has caught on fire, the smoke is pretty thick and rises towards the ceiling. Since it is such a tall area, it takes a while for us to begin to know there is a problem.We take a quick break from the meeting and Robert goes to refill his coffee cup and realizes we have a problem. Other people sense an odor as they head to the restrooms, but they think is the neighbor across the alley burning his wood stove.Robert begins to enter the copy room….. What happens next?Let me add another factor to this… we do not have smoke detectors in this building, so the fire might be further along before we know about it. And if there was a fire, would you know what to do?Those of us in open areas will most likely know first. Those with closed doors will not be able to detect quit as readily.Retail Association Services, Inc.
9Retail Association Services, Inc. Question 1When using an extinguisher what method should you use :H.E.L.P.H.O.P.E.P.A.S.S.Pull the pin.Aim at the base of the fire.Squeeze the handle.Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire.Retail Association Services, Inc.
10Question 2 Fires need Oxygen, a Heat Source and a Fuel to burn? True FalseTrue – remove one of these variables and the fire will go out.Retail Association Services, Inc.
11Retail Association Services, Inc. Thank you for your time and if you have additional questions please contact Rick Means at Retail Association Services; ext18Any questions? Thank you for coming today!Retail Association Services, Inc.