Your role in fire safety • Put out small fires • Prevent additional fires • Shutoff utilities • Assist with evacuations if necessary
What it Takes for Fire to Burn • Heat • Oxygen • Fuel Page 2-9 IG
Fire Chemistry • Classes of Fire • Ordinary Combustibles • Must be overhauled • Flammable and combustible liquids • Energized electrical equipment • Combustible metals
Fire Hazards in Home & Workplace • What are potential fire hazards in homes or workplaces? • electrical hazards • natural gas hazards • flammable or combustible liquids • What preventative measures have you taken to reduce the risk of fire?
Reducing Fire Hazards in Home & Workplace • Avoid the “electrical octopus” • Don’t run cords under carpets • Replace broken or frayed cords • Maintain appliances
Firefighting Resources Resources available: • Portable fire extinguishers • Wet standpipes • Confinement • “Creative” resources What other resources are available?
Extinguisher Components • Pin • Pressure gauge • Hose • Cylinder • Carrying handle In the GREEN
P.A.S.S The pin Aim at the base of the fire Squeeze the handle Sweep at the base of the fire Test the extinguisher before approaching any fire
Fire Safety When do you fight a fire?
Assessing the Situation • What is happening with the fire? • Do we have all our personal protective equipment? • Do we have the right type and size of extinguisher? • Can my buddy and I fight the fire safely? Other questions to ask?
Fire Suppression Safety DON’T, DON’T, DON’T, DON’T….. • Don’t enter smoke-filled areas • Don’t try to extinguish large fires • Don’t get too close • Don’t fight it alone