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How to Use a Portable Fire equipment – Fire Extinguishers

Fire Safety Equipment extinguishers

The role of portable fire extinguishers is vital in campus safety systems and building safety Fire equipment. Most campus areas have multipurpose, dry chemical fire extinguishers of class ABC. You can also use water, halon, carbon dioxide, and water extinguishers. You should choose a portable extinguisher that is compatible with the fire dangers, operations, and building materials within the immediate vicinity.

All workers on site are responsible for learning the location, operation, and limitations of fire extinguishers within their work area. Supervisors, principal investigators, and building coordinators should ensure that all workers are trained in the use and location of fire extinguishers. It is important that portable fire extinguishers are not blocked and marked for emergency use. The extinguisher should be refilled or replaced by an authorized person after use.

All portable fire extinguishers are maintained and repaired by Campus Facilities or the responsible department on campus. For more information, contact the EHS Safety Professional (Ext. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the EHS Safety Professional (Ext. 27018).

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How can I get additional extinguishers to help with a special event? To obtain additional fire extinguishers, contact David North. Training in the safe use and maintenance of fire extinguishers is required before the special event. EHS offers fire safety and fire extinguisher training throughout the year. On our training schedule website, you can find a schedule of upcoming classes. David North can be reached for more information or to schedule a class.

Fire doors

Fire doors are life-saving devices that keep fires contained and under control. All fire doors should not be opened at all times. When only one stairwell is opened during a fire, it becomes an active smoke-filled chimney and not the safe haven required for exiting the building. Only fire doors that are designed to shut off when a fire alarm goes off can be left open. Fire doors on campus are usually rated for a 1-1/2 hour duration.

Fire Sprinklers

In areas with high fire risk and potential for injury or destruction, automatic fire-extinguishing devices are installed. The system is typically a water sprinkler system, but it may also include a foam, carbon dioxide or FM 200 system. Hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, as well as computer rooms, food preparation areas, laundry rooms, residential lives halls, athletic arenas, and hospitals, are all examples of power plants. These are common campus areas that have an automatic fire-extinguishing system.

Supervisors, principal investigators, and building coordinators are responsible for informing workers on the ground about the presence of these systems and advising them of safety precautions. All automatic fire-extinguishing system repairs and services are performed by Campus Facilities or the responsible department on campus. For more information, contact the EHS Safety Professional (Ext. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the EHS Safety Professional (Ext. 27018).

Heat & Smoke Detectors

Heat sensors and smoke detectors are important components of building safety Fire equipment for life safety. These sensors can be integrated into campus fire alarm systems, trigger automatic extinguishing systems, or act as a local alarm. 

To avoid false alarms, it is important to carefully evaluate the location and type of detectors used on campus. Every worker on-site should be aware of the presence of detectors and safety precautions. All heat sensors and smoke detectors must be serviced and repaired by Campus Facilities or the responsible department on campus.

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