6 Why take fire safety classes? 1 out of every 3 people in this room will have an experience with fire in their lifetimeOver 4,000 people die each year from fires, over 27,000 are injuredA small fire can grow very quicklyEducation gives you the training needed to make good choices
7 ChallengeTHINK ABOUT FIRE SAFETY EVERY DAYWhen you are starting a project, or working on a project, think about how your actions will affect your safety, and that of others!
8 Fire Prevention Concepts Prevent Fires from OccurringIn case a fire does occur:Make sure everyone can get outSeparate the fire/smoke from the occupants
9 Fire GrowthThis video will show just how fast a fire can grow, how explosive a small fire can become, and how little time you have to react.
11 Planning Ahead Know your work area Know where your exits are located Know at least two ways outKnow the location of fire extinguishersKnow the location of fire alarm pull stationsKeep your work area safeHave an escape plan!!
13 Fire Prevention Work safely! Electrical Safety: Frayed and cracked cords, overloaded plugs and circuits, extension cord use.Do not block exits, fire extinguishers, fire alarmsFire Extinguishers should be mountedKeep combustibles from heat sources
14 Fire Prevention Store chemicals and flammable liquids properly Practice good housekeepingDo not allow combustibles to accumulateKeep aisles clearWork safely with chemicalsKnow your emergency procedures
15 Fire PreventionDragging in an old couch or chair to your work area may make it feel like home, but it will also add to the fire hazard.Unplug appliances when not in use, do not have heat producing appliances in work areas.
16 Use of open flame Gain approval from Department head Have extinguisher presentKeep away from combustiblesKeep in approved containersDo not use candles unless approved for project useUse common sense, work smart, work safe!
19 In case of a fire, I’ll... Notify occupants near the fire area. Activate the fire alarm system (if time)Call, or have someone call 911(9+911).Get out, closing all doors between me and the fire.Meet the Fire Department.
20 If your clothes catch fire…. In case of fire….If smoke builds rapidly, crawl low to stay out of the poisonous fumes.GET OUTIf your clothes catch fire….
24 Emergency Medical Services 911 dispatcher will ask a few questions so proper response can be dispatched - Emergency Medical DispatchResponse level determinedResponse for minor injuries will be an Ambulance only.Other injuries will respond both a Fire Unit and an Ambulance