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1 NC State University Fire Marshal’s Office (919) or (919)

2 2 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  University Fire Marshal’s Office  Life Safety Severe Weather Hazardous Materials  Fire Safety Fire evacuation Detectors & sprinklers Types of fire Fire extinguishers types Rules for fighting fire Using an extinguisher

3 3 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University DFM Kristen Boggs Environmental Health & Public Safety Fire Marshal Bill Stevenson DFM Laura Blanton Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Jon Brann DFM Greg Brooks Part-time Inspectors P art-time Event Staff

4 4 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  What we do: Emergency response Fire & Life Safety Public Education Life Safety systems testing and acceptance Fire & severe weather drills Building fire and life safety inspections Contractor safety programs Emergency Planning Fire code enforcement and consultation

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6 6 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University When severe weather is imminent: 1. Seek Area of Refuge for Severe Weather. 2. Preferably an interior hallway on the lowest level possible with the doors shut, away from all windows. 3. Remain in the Severe Weather Shelter until danger has passed. Note: In preparation for severe weather, familiarize yourself with your building’s designated severe weather shelter areas.

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8 8 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  How do you get updated information while taking refuge? ◦ Wolf Alert / Siren ◦ View the NCSU home page ◦ Text messaging ◦ AM/FM Radio (battery or wind up type) ** Sirens may or may not be heard inside buildings – DO NOT depend on this method inside buildings**

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10 10 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Hazardous/flammable materials consists of more than tank cars and laboratory chemicals.

11 11 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  All hazardous/flammable materials should be stored according to the manufactures recommendation ◦ Flammable liquids should be stored in a metal flammable storage cabinet.  All liquids must be labeled for quick identification  Please dispose of all hazardous/flammable liquids properly! If you have any questions as to the means of disposal, contact University Environmental Health and Safety

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13  Stay Alert! Do not cook or heat your food if you cannot pay attention.  Watch What You Heat! Stay in the kitchen or near the microwave when you are cooking. If you have to leave, turn off the stove or microwave.  Clean and clear the stove top and/or cooking appliance of combustibles like dish towels, bags, paper or boxes. 13

14  Always keep a lid nearby when you are cooking. If a small grease fires starts in a pan, smother the flames by sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. Leave the lid on the pan till cooled.  Never pour water on a cooking pan grease fire. 14 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

15  In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed until it is cool. After a fire, the oven will need to be checked and serviced before use.  If you have a fire in your microwave oven, turn it off immediately. This will stop the fan so it won’t feed oxygen to the flames. Never open the oven door until the fire is out.  Any time you have a cooking fire, call the Fire Marshal’s Office. (919) Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

16  You must obtain a Hot Work Permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office before grilling or frying on campus.  The Fire Marshal will inspect your equipment and ensure you have a fire extinguisher.  You may borrow a fire extinguisher if you do not have one.  Call (919) to request a permit before you start cooking. 16 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

17 17  If your office is too cold, request a heat study from Facilities.  If they have deemed that nothing can be done to adjust the room temperature, then you may use a space heater.  Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office to obtain a space heater use permit.  The portable electric heater shall be ◦ UL listed. ◦ Equipped with an automatic tip-over, shut off switch, valve or internal component. ◦ Placed at least three feet (one meter) away from all combustibles. ◦ Plugged directly into an outlet wherever possible. Never use an extension cord.  Never leave your electric heater running when you leave the room.  Do not extend the electric cord of the heater through wall openings, under doors, or under floor coverings. Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

18 18 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Smoke/heat detectors DO NOT cover smoke or heat detectors DO NOT cover smoke or heat detectors DO NOT disconnect or tamper w/ device DO NOT disconnect or tamper w/ device  Sprinklers DO NOT hang items on DO NOT hang items on DO NOT tamper w/ DO NOT tamper w/ Keep all items a minimum of 18” away from the sprinkler head Keep all items a minimum of 18” away from the sprinkler head

19 19 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Be prepared by being aware!!  You should know the Rule of Two’s. Always know the locations of: 2-Exit routes 2-Fire alarm pull stations 2-Fire extinguishers

20 20 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University 1. Be familiar with the evacuation plan for your building. 2. Always have 2 escape routes. 3. Help keep routes clear. 4. Learn areas of rescue assistance. 5. Familiarize yourself with building alarm systems. 6. Find out the designated assembly area. 7. Participate in drills 8. Be accountable 9. STAY CALM!

21 21 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  DO NOT prop open fire doors  Keep all exits clear  Keep exit hallways clear –NO storage

22  When the fire alarm sounds, get out and stay out. Go to the assembly area. Call if you know the cause.  If there is smoke blocking the door or first way out, use your second way out.  Smoke is poisonous. If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out.  Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and then the door. If either is hot, leave the door closed and use your second way out. 22 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

23  If there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.  If you cannot get out, close the door and cover the vents and cracks around the door with cloth or tape. Call to let them know you are trapped and your location. Signal for help at a window.  If you cannot get to someone needing assistance, leave the building and call Tell the operator where the person is. 23 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

24  Never re-enter a burning building.  Do not enter a building if the fire alarm is activating.  Wait until you receive the “All Clear” before entering. 24

25 25 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  In the event of a fire, it is required for all NC State employees/faculty/students to use a fire extinguisher. ?

26 26 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  NC State employees are NOT required to use a fire extinguisher.  If you have the ability and the inclination you can use a fire extinguisher.

27 27 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University What 3 things does it take to make fire? 1) Fuel- Needs something to burn. 2) Oxygen- Even fire breathes. 3) Heat-To get things going.

28 1. Handle is squeezed 2. Inner canister of high- pressure gas opens 3. Extinguishing agent is forced out from the main cylinder through a siphon tube and out the nozzle. 28 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

29  Portable extinguishers are classified according to the types of fires (A, B, C, & D)  Some extinguishers can be used on more than one class of fire.  Others have warning labels where it would be dangerous for the operator to use a particular fire extinguishing agent. 29 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

30  Class A ◦ Ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, cloth, trash, plastics, etc.)  Class B ◦ Flammable & combustible liquids (gasoline, diesel fuel, alcohols, tars, etc.) ◦ Flammable gases (propane, butane) ◦ Class B fires do not include fires involving cooking oils and grease. 30 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

31  Class C ◦ ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT including motors, transformers, and appliances. ◦ When the power is removed it becomes one of the other classes of fire.  Class D ◦ Combustible metals (magnesium, titanium, sodium, potassium) (Water reactive materials) 31 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

32 Class K ◦ Fires in cooking appliances that involve combustible cooking media (vegetable and animal oils and fats. 32 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University

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36 36 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Remember the three A ’ s ◦ ACTIVATE  the building alarm system or notify the fire department by calling 911. Or, have someone else do this for you. ◦ ASSIST  any persons in immediate danger, or those incapable on their own, to exit the building, without risk to yourself. ◦ ATTEMPT  to extinguish the fire, only after the first two A ’ s are completed.

37 37 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Only Fight a Fire ◦ If the fire is small and contained ◦ If you are safe from toxic smoke ◦ If you have a means of escape ◦ If your instincts tell you it ’ s OK

38 38 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  PASS Method ◦ Pull the pin ◦ Aim the nozzle ◦ Squeeze the handle ◦ Sweep the base of the fire  Remember to have a path of escape behind you. DO NOT ALLOW THE FIRE TO GET BETWEEN YOU AND THE EXIT!

39 39 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Pull the pin

40 40 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire

41 41 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Squeeze the handle or operating lever to discharge the fire extinguishing agent.

42 42 Office of University Fire Marshal North Carolina State University  Sweep the base of the fire from side to side until the fire is out. ◦ Move forward or around the fire area as the fire diminishes. ◦ Watch the area for re- ignition.

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44  If the fire does not go out after using one extinguisher, back out of the room and get outside.  Report to the assembly area and wait for help to arrive.  When emergency services arrive, tell them the location and nature of the fire. 44

45  Each person will have the opportunity to practice extinguishing a fire with a fire extinguisher  Don’t worry or become nervous, you will be assisted by trained professionals  Remember P-A-S-S 45

46  Assist with sharing important messages  Assist with evacuations by performing a sweep on their way out.  Assisting with building security by keeping non-emergency personnel out until clear.  Assist with personnel accountability within their group.  Sharing important information on building with emergency responders. 46

47 Thank you for your attention!


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