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New-Fire warden system.ppt

  1. Fire Warden Training University of Guelph
  2. Training Outline  Codes why do we have them?  Video—No Time to Spare  Why we need wardens  Wardens on our campus  Specific duties  Pictures from inspections  Video-Burn Demo  Extinguishers
  3. Codes-Why have them?  1963-first version of National Fire Code of Canada  Ontario adopted their provincial code starting in 1981  Usually updated every 5 or so years  Why we have a fire code…  …To save lives
  4. Winecoff Hotel-1946— 119 lives lost
  5. Cocoanut Grove-1942— 492 lives lost
  6. Station Nightclub-2003— 100 lives lost
  7. Station Nightclub-2003— 100 lives lost
  8. Codes  Every Line in a code is written because something bad has happened.
  9. Video  No Time to Spare  Demonstrates the need for wardens to help evacuation go as quickly and safely as possible.  Average response time—4 to 5 minutes (may be longer, depending hose/hydrant location)
  10. Why do we need fire wardens?  Required by the OFC through the fire safety plan  Monitor work area for fire hazards, and deficiencies  Help people during an evacuation  Help to keep the University fire safe  Be a contact for the building incase there is an issue with the fire & life safety equipment
  11. More on the fire wardens…  Each area needs to have at least one fire warden. (more within reason to cover area)  The more wardens you have the less work it will be for everyone  In some cases the H&S committee is already doing the fire warden duties  Not a huge time commitment, but there is a commitment to make your own space fire safe.
  12. Warden system across campus  The system exists across campus in varying stages of development.  In some cases the jobs are being completed, we just need to formalize it  Some people believe they are wardens, but there is no formal list  The need to identify a “chief warden” to be a primary contact for the building
  13. Specific duties of a fire warden  During a Fire Alarm:  Announce that everyone must evacuate  Direct occupants to closest exit  Close all doors on the way out  Help anyone with mobility/visual impairment to a safe location  Report findings to responding officials  NEVER put yourself at risk  You can enter the building once the bells stop ringing… You do not have to wait for an all clear anymore
  14. Specific duties of a fire warden  During the month:  Check the fire extinguishers in your area  Be aware of the fire safety equipment in your area, and be aware when something changes  Exit light burnt out  Extinguisher missing  Blocked exit ways/hallways  Excessive storage  Blocked pull stations/hose cabinets
  15. Importance of closing doors
  16. Do not wedge doors open
  17. Pictures from inspections
  18. Pictures from inspections
  19. Pictures from inspections
  20. Pictures from inspections
  21. Pictures from inspections
  22. Pictures from inspections There was a sign posted above this giving directions to the electrical panel, so that you could reset the breaker when it tripped….
  23. Extinguishers  How to check an extinguisher (monthly):  Make sure it is there  Look at gauge  Look for damage  Ensure access is unobstructed  Sign tag
  24. Extinguishers
  25. Extinguishers  How to use an extinguisher:  P—pull the pin  A—aim the nozzle  S—Squeeze the handle  S—Sweet back and forth