THE EVENT OF A FIRE
- KEEP CALM.
- EVACUATE: all occupants
from the room in which the fire has occurred.
- CLOSE THE DOORS AND WINDOWS
and leave the room.
- PULL THE FIRE ALARM OR CALL
THE WB FIRE
Tell them your exact location and the nature of the emergency.
- ONLY IF IT IS COMPLETELY
SAFE TO DO SO, return to fight the fire with a fire extinguisher
until the Fire Dept. arrives. (see FIRE EXTINGUISHERS)
- EVACUATE OCCUPANTS FROM
THE ADJOINING AREA if there is any danger from spreading fire,
smoke, fumes or extreme heat.
a fire extinguisher only if it is completely safe to do so. If there is any danger at all from fire, smoke,
fumes or extreme heat, LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY.
what type of fire you have and check the label on the extinguisher
to make sure it is intended for your type of fire.
Letters on the label indicate the type of fire it will
= wood, cardboard, paper, cloth
flammable liquids and gases
C = electrical equipment
D = metals
(Never use water on an electrical
fire - water can cause a fatal shock.)
the PASS system to put out the fire:
Pull the pin or ring. Some units require releasing of a lock latch,
pressing a puncture lever, or other motion.
Aim the extinguisher nozzle
at the base of the fire.
Squeeze or press the handle.
Sweep from side to side slowly
at the base of the fire until it goes out.
the fire gets big, GET OUT! Close
the door to slow the spread of the fire.
to see that all fire exits, doorways, stairways, aisles and corridors
are not obstructed or blocked at anytime.
sure you know the location of all fire exits.
housekeeping is a fire breeder.
Avoid all unnecessary accumulation of combustible debris.
check all electrical cords and plugs for fraying or cracked wire
insulation and fitness for use.
OSHA prohibits the use of ungrounded extension cords longer
than 12 feet in office buildings.
all flammable liquids, such as copy machine fluids, cleaning products,
solvents, etc. according to instructions on label.
fluorescent lights that give off a loud humming sound, as this
may indicate a defective ballast.
off all coffeemakers and other personal electrical appliances
when they are not in use. Check
the plugs, cords and wiring on a regular basis to determine if
they are in good condition.
8. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED IN ALL BUILDINGS. When smoking outdoors, completely extinguish
all smoking materials and place them in an ash tray or trash container.