Fire Response Notify according to County procedures or trigger the alarm Retrieve a fire extinguisher Assess the situation Call for outside emergency assistance if necessary If fighting a fire, continually evaluate for the necessity of evacuation
Alarms Yell for help Main alarm system Back-up alarm Fire suppression system will automatically signal an alarm to the fire department
Emergency Numbers Fire department Police department Ambulance Medical clinic Hospital
Chemical Spills Evacuate the area Notify a supervisor or the emergency response team Remove ignition sources (if safe to do so)
Evacuation Assignments Evacuation coordinators Head count Medical Shut down equipment Fire/chemical responders Evacuate
Evacuation Preparedness Become familiar with nearest exit and keep it clear Participate in drills and provide feedback Become familiar with evacuation coordinators and head-count personnel
Evacuation Procedures Recognize the evacuation signal and listen for instructions Shut down equipment using the emergency stop Go directly to the nearest safe exit Proceed to the assembly area
Summary Understand how to prevent emergencies Understand emergency response Use fire-fighting equipment only if trained Know your role in an evacuation Apply this information (also applies at home) Ask your supervisor if you have any questions or concerns
Quiz 1.Housekeeping is only important because it keeps the facility looking nice. True or False 2.The class A extinguisher is used for putting out combustible metal fires. True or False 3.Name two potential fire hazards in your workspace: __________________ and __________________. 4.Initial training is sufficient for someone to use fire-fighting equipment. True or False 5.Describe the first two things you should do if you spot a fire: ______________ and ______________.
Quiz (cont.) 6.What is the most dangerous habit to have when working with flammable chemicals? __________ 7.To use a fire extinguisher; P______________, A__________, S___________, S___________. 8.Name the evacuation coordinator and head-count person for your department. _________________ 9.Prior to evacuating out the nearest exit, you should _______________________________. 10.Which type of natural disaster is most likely to strike your community, and how are you and your company prepared for it? ___________________
Quiz Answers 1.False. Housekeeping prevents accumulation of materials that may ignite or contribute to a fire. 2.False. Class A is for combustibles such as wood or paper. For combustible metals use class D. 3.Flammable liquids, piles of rags or boxes, poor smoking habits, frayed electrical cords, etc. 4.False. Annual training must occur. 5.Notify someone, such as a supervisor, and retrieve fire equipment, such as an extinguisher.
Quiz Answers (cont.) 6.Smoking is a very dangerous habit when working with flammable chemicals. 7.Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the trigger, Sweep back and forth. 8.The evacuation coordinator and head-count person for each department are listed in the emergency action plan. 9.Shut down equipment using the emergency stop button. 10.Discuss company and personal plans for responding to natural disasters in your area.