Fire Safety & Prevention • If you hear the fire alarm sound, evacuate immediately! • Check door for signs of fire • Close doors behind you to prevent fire & smoke spread • Keep storage 24” from the ceiling
Fire Safety & Prevention Cont. • Do not use extension cords as permanent wiring • Use power strips with surge protection. • Power strips must be plugged directly into an outlet. • Do not connect in series. • When on campus dial 4-911 in an emergency!
(936) 261-4911 will connect you with PVAMU DPS Dispatcher who in turn dispatches Police, Fire, Ambulance or HazMatassistance.
What Helps To Keep Us Safe? • Fire Alarm Systems • Sprinkler Systems • Fire Extinguishers • Evacuation Plans
Fire Alarm Systems • A FAS consists of: • Fire Alarm Control Panel • Detection Devices • Manual Pull Stations • Audio/Visual Devices
Smoke Detector Manual Pull Station Audio/Visual
Sprinkler Systems • Sprinkler heads have a specific heat rating • Once that temperature is reached the sprinkler head will “pop” and water will discharge • Do all sprinkler heads pop at the same time? • Keep storage at least 18” below the bottom of a sprinkler head
Head with thermal link Quick response head Concealed head
Fire Extinguishers • Should • Be used on the class of fire for which they are designed. • Be used by those trained in the proper use of extinguishers.* • Be within 75 feet travel distance..
P.A.S.S. * EHSD offers hands-on training on the proper use of portable fire extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers • Should NOT. . . • Be blocked by chemicals or other items. • Be used when the fire is large. • Be used as coat racks.