Our fire safety course can be taught to any age group. As kids we were taught to stop, drop, and roll if our cloths caught fire which is great, but do you remember everything about fire safety. This course will be a great refresher highlighting the causes of fires and prevention, staff responsibilities, fire detection and fighting, and proper evacuation (R.A.C.E concept).
DO NOT PANIC - REMAIN CALM - DO NOT SHOUT OR YELL. YOUR FIRST CONCERN IS FOR LIFE SAFETY - SAFETY OF THE OCCUPANTS, OTHER STAFF AND YOURSELF IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. EVACUATE EVERYONE TO A POINT OF SAFETY. All occupants in the building must be evacuated as quickly and as orderly as possible to a predesignated POINT OF SAFETY
ALERT ALL NEARBY STAFF – By voice using plain english. (This may be accomplished simultaneously with the Remove step) PULL THE NEAREST ALARM BOX IF PROVIDED. This will automatically notify the occupants, and possibly the Fire Department and additional help. In addition this may initiate automatic fire protection features of the building. See your Site Specific Fire and Emergency Plan for details in your location. CALL 911- If no fire alarm is available, immediately call 911. If there is an alarm system available, make a back-up call to 911 as soon as everyone is in a point of safety. Although redundant, this assures response and provides additional information to the responders.
CONFINE THE FIRE BY CLOSING ANY DOORS, FIRE DOORS AND OTHER OPENINGS INTO THE ROOM OR AREA OF ORIGIN. Closing a door can be a very simple and effective method of containing the fire, buying time for evacuation.
EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. Attempt to extinguish the fire only after all occupants are in a point of safety (unless extinguishment of the fire is needed to evacuate, i.e., fire is between you and the door). Any attempts to extinguish the fire should be considered a “Last-Resort”. Evacuation should always be your first priority. Attempt to extinguish the fire only if staff are trained, and it is appropriate to the circumstance
Let us never forget the importance of fire safety.