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1 FIRE SAFETY TULANE UNIVERSITY 2 FIRE RESPONSE HOW TO RESPOND TO A FIRE IN YOUR AREA HOW TO RESPOND TO A FIRE IN YOUR AREA –FOLLOW THE ACRONYM, E S.

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2 1 FIRE SAFETY TULANE UNIVERSITY

3 2 FIRE RESPONSE HOW TO RESPOND TO A FIRE IN YOUR AREA HOW TO RESPOND TO A FIRE IN YOUR AREA –FOLLOW THE ACRONYM, E S C A P E »E = EVALUATE »S = SECURE THE AREA – Remove occupants »C = CLOSE THE DOORS TO CONTAIN THE FIRE »A = ACTIVATE THE FIRE ALARM – using the hallway pull station »P = PHONE THE DESIGNATED EMERGENCY NUMBER TUHSC – 55555; Uptown Campus – 5200; TNPRC – 0 and 6210, Hebert Center, and other locations – 911 TUHSC – 55555; Uptown Campus – 5200; TNPRC – 0 and 6210, Hebert Center, and other locations – 911 »E = EXTINGUISH THE FIRE – using a portable fire extinguisher

4 3 EVACUATION EVACUATION –LEAVE THE BUILDING BY USING THE NEAREST EXIT –REMAIN A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE BUILDING – AT LEAST 100 FEET AWAY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE FIRE –DO NOT BLOCK ENTRANCES OR EXITS FIRE RESPONSE

5 4 EVACUATION (cont’d) EVACUATION (cont’d) –REPORT TO A PREDESIGNATED AREA –DO NOT REENTER THE BUILDING OR AREA UNTIL THE “All Clear” SIGNAL HAS BEEN GIVEN BY POLICE OR EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF.

6 5 FIRE RESPONSE EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF –TO INCLUDE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY, FACILITIES SERVICES, OEHS –DO NOT INTERFERE –FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS

7 6 FIRE SUPPRESSION PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - KNOW THEIR LOCATION PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - KNOW THEIR LOCATION –Mounted on the walls in the hallways, laboratories, air handling rooms, equipment rooms, etc. –Spaced so that the travel distance is within »50 feet for areas with flammable and combustible liquids »Other areas: 75 feet

8 7 FIRE SUPPRESSION Before Using A Fire Extinguisher Before Using A Fire Extinguisher –Make sure you have an unobstructed escape route at your back –Fire should be small, confined and not spreading, e.g. trash can fire –Know that the extinguisher is right for the job –Be trained on how to use an extinguisher

9 8 FIRE SUPPRESSION PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS – To use them, remember PASS PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS – To use them, remember PASS –Pull the pin –Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire of the fire –Squeeze the handle, and –Sweep the fire from side to side side

10 9 FIRE SUPPRESSION REMEMBER REMEMBER –YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO FIGHT A FIRE USING A PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER. –WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T ATTEMPT TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE »EVACUATE!

11 10 Fire Extinguisher Classifications HALLWAY FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE OF THE ABC, DRY CHEMICAL TYPE. OTHERS MAY BE OF THE BC, CARBON DIOXIDE TYPE. A FIRE EXTINGUISHER CONTAINING WATER WOULD BE CLASS A. sodium, magnesium, zirconium, potassium, titanium, lithium

12 11 FOLLOW FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES

13 12 DEPARTMENTAL SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES PLEASE TRAIN UNIT MEMBERS ON FIRE SAFETY USING THIS MATERIAL PLEASE TRAIN UNIT MEMBERS ON FIRE SAFETY USING THIS MATERIAL TRAINING METHODS TRAINING METHODS –COPY AND DISTRIBUTE MATERIAL TO UNIT PERSONNEL –USE POWER POINT PRESENTATION TO UNIT PERSONNEL –PROVIDE CLASSROOM TRAINING IF PREFERRED –DISCUSS AT A UNIT MEETING

14 13 DEPARTMENTAL SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES DOCUMENT DOCUMENT –USE THE TRAINING FORM OR – THE INFORMATION –TO JIM LENNEMAN, OEHS »CAMPUS MAIL TW16 OR »

15 14 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS


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