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1 1/05 Emergency Evacuation and Fire Prevention WAC & WAC School Safety Training

2 2 Notice  This presentation is provided to all Educational Service District 101 (ESD 101) schools at no cost.  This presentation contains copyrighted materials purchased by ESD 101 for the exclusive use of training school personnel within ESD 101.  This presentation may not be reproduced except to print “handouts” or “notes pages” for use during training within ESD 101 school districts.  If the school district does not have Microsoft’s PowerPoint software available, a PowerPoint viewer can be downloaded from the internet at no cost.  Questions may be directed to the ESD 101 Risk Manager.

3 3 Are You Prepared?  How would you react to a fire alarm at your school?  Would you know your role if there was a chemical spill in the science lab?  What if an earthquake or ice-storm struck our community (again)?

4 4 Goals  Potential hazards  Emergency response  Evacuation  Quiz

5 5 Fire Hazards and Prevention  Flammable/combustible liquids  Combustible solids  Machine overheating/electrical malfunction  Welding and torch cutting  Smoking

6 6 Flammable Chemicals  No smoking allowed on school property  Proper storage, use and dispensing Science Dept. Maintenance Custodial  Provide and read labels and MSDS  Spill response plan  Spill response kit

7 7 Electrical Fire Hazards  Overloaded electrical systems Undersize extension cords (zip-cords) Extension cords under carpets  Frayed or damaged wiring Do not repair cords with tape  Defective equipment Machinery, e.g., power mowers, HVAC equipment Portable equipment, e.g., space heaters Power tools/Maintenance and Industrial-Ed.

8 8 Housekeeping  Control flammable and combustible materials so they do not contribute to the ignition or expansion of a fire  Keep exits clear and maintain the accessibility to fire response equipment

9 9 Chemical Spill Hazards  Chemical types and locations  Spotting a leak or spill  Specific chemical hazards  Spill response plan  Spill response kit

10 10 Natural Disasters  Earthquake  Flooding  High winds  Fire-storm  Ice-storm  Volcano dust  What’s next?

11 11 Goals  Potential hazards  Emergency response  Evacuation  Quiz

12 12 Fire Response  Notification or alarm  Evacuate the school / Call  Assess the situation  Use a fire extinguisher only if safe to do so  If fighting a fire, continually evaluate for the necessity of evacuation  Report conditions to District Office  Ask for assistance as necessary First aid? Counselors? Emergency bussing? Set-up an emergency shelter?

13 13 Alarms  Yell for help  Fire alarm system-activate and call  Fire alarm systems and fire suppression systems (sprinklers) should automatically signal an alarm to the fire department – always verify / call 9-1-1

14 14 Emergency Numbers  Fire Department /  Police Department /  Ambulance /  Medical Clinic / ?  Hospital / ?

15 15 Extinguishing Equipment  Portable extinguisher A – B – C - D  Fire hose Pre-connected wet standpipe  Fire suppression systems Automatic fire sprinkler system Kitchen range hood system Halon system in computer area

16 16 Extinguisher Types  A - For combustibles such as trash, wood, or paper  B - For flammable liquids or gases  C – Safe to use on electrical fires  D - For combustible metals like magnesium  Combination extinguishers A-B-C B-C

17 17 Extinguisher Use  “PASS” Pull the pin Aim at the base of the fire Squeeze the trigger Sweep back and forth

18 18 Fire Fighting Dangers  Flame  Heat  Smoke  Toxic vapors  Suffocation  Explosions

19 19 Chemical Spills  Evacuate the area  Assess the situation  Call if necessary  Notify a supervisor and/or the emergency response team  Remove ignition sources (if safe to do so)

20 20 Goals  Potential hazards  Emergency response  Evacuation  Quiz

21 21 Evacuation Assignments  Evacuation coordinators  Evacuate the school  Head count / Class rosters  First aid / Medical response  Shut down equipment  Fire/chemical responders

22 22 Evacuation Preparedness  Know where the nearest exit is located and always keep it clear  Participate in drills and provide feedback  Become familiar with your school’s evacuation plan, evacuation coordinators and head-count procedure

23 23 Evacuation Procedures  Recognize the emergency evacuation signal (fire alarm) and listen for instructions  Shut down equipment using the emergency stop and/or main electrical disconnect  Direct and assist students and staff to the nearest safe exit  Proceed to the assembly area  Use your class roster and perform a head count  Report any un-accounted for students or staff members

24 24 Goals  Potential hazards  Emergency response  Evacuation  Quiz

25 25 Summary  Understand how to prevent emergencies  Understand emergency response  Only use fire-fighting equipment if trained and it is safe to do so  Know your role in an evacuation  Apply this information (also applies at home)  Ask your supervisor

26 26 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. If someone is on fire, it is best to use an extinguisher on the person. True or False 5. Describe the first two things you should do if you spot a fire: ____________ and ______________.

27 27 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 school. 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 school district prepared for it?

28 28 Quiz Answers 1. False. Housekeeping prevents accumulation of materials that may ignite or contribute to a fire. 2. False. Class A is for combustibles like 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. Help the person “stop, drop, and roll.” 5. Activate the Evacuation Alarm and Call 9-1-1

29 29 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 headcount person for each school are defined in the emergency evacuation plan. 9. Shut down equipment using the emergency stop button. 10. Discuss school district and personal plans for responding to natural disasters in your area.


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