If the number of personnel allows it ventilation may be started. After the fire is knocked down and occupants are removed the interior crews can begin to look for fire extension and lastly execute salvage and overhaul operations. With a small incident scenario it may be accomplished by the Incident Commander only. If this incident grew to be larger the Incident Commander would have to appoint section chiefs to help keep the span of control down. All of the tactical operations would be handled by the operations section.
Alot of the masks contain center ventilation orifice allowing easy air exchange and helps prevent buildup of CO2(the thick smoke created by fire). To help improve the protection of the masks extensive test can be done on the masks to ensure that the firemans health is protected. according to Marshall Brain, "The problem with air-purifying respirators is that any leak in the mask makes them ineffective. The leak could come from a poor fit between the mask and the user's face, or from a crack or hole somewhere on the mask"( Brain, Marshall How Gas Masks Work, http://science.howstuffworks.com/gas-mask1.htm). During fire fighting anything can happen to your equipment or even the equipment you are
Each crew member should have a high level of situational awareness before entering a burning building. For example, firefighters need to be able to read fire behavior indicators, understand the crews tactical assessment, know probable emergency escape routes, know forcible entry requirements, identify hazards, and verify that radios and properly working. When containing fires, firefighters also need to remember vital aspects like gas cooling is not a fire extinguishment method but rather a way of reducing the hazards presented by the hot gas layer or that the most effective use of water on free-burning fires is made with direct attack on the fire. If a firefighter cannot directly attack a fire due to intense heat inside of the structure, it can be indirectly attacked outside through a window or
Task 4 – Procedures Fire procedures in a care home 1. Raise the alarm. If the fire is small enough to attend to without professional help there is no need to raise the alarm. This can be seen to with a fire blanket or extinguisher. By raising the alarm in the event of a fire it will let everyone know there is a fire and they need to evacuate the building immediately.
A fire extinguisher will be in place in all classrooms, and all instructors will be properly trained in the use of the extinguishers. The school will have fire drills and keep a log of all of the fire drill and safety procedures. Emergency telephone numbers, including ambulance, fire, police, poison control center, Florida Abuse Hotline, the county public health unit, and the address and directions to the facility will be posted by a landline in the facility. In the event of an emergency the custodial guardians of the child should be reached immediately. All areas and surfaces of the classroom should be free from toxic substances and hazardous materials.
Unit 8 Fire To help prevent a fire you should; Never prop fire doors open Always follow proceduers, this will include a fire risk assessment which will; Identify hazards; anything that could start a fire and anything that could burn Identify who could be at risk and who could especially be at risk Evaluate the risks and take measures to reduce them Record what has been found out about hazards and the actions taken. Develop a clear plan of how to prevent fire and how to keep people safe if there is a fire the risk assessment should be under regular review and update as needed. If their is a fire the building needs to be evacuated, you should; stay calm, do not shout or run, do not allow others to run organise people quickly and firmly without panic direct those who can move themselves and assist those who cannot use wheelchairs to move people quickly move a bed with a person in if necessary. Security Most workplaces where care is provided are not under lock and key, to ensure that people have choice and their rights are respected. So it's important to be aware of everyone you come across 'Do i know that person?'
To ensure that systems are in place to prevent staff from choosing whom they will or will not care for. Ensure that all staff carries out Best practice in relation to infection control Ensure that all new members of staff have received adequate supervised induction and practical training in the health and safety requirements, including infection control procedures Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hand washing facilities Systems for the safe disposal of waste Employee responsibilities Employee must work safely in accordance with their training and instructions given to them. Employees must also notify the employer or the person responsible for health and safety of any serious or immediate danger to health and safety or any shortcoming in health and safety Employees must cooperate with their employers in the action taken to comply with the Act or Regulations. In particular, they should use or apply control measures as required and should cooperate with assessments, training programs and other action taken to protect health and safety. Employees who become aware of any situation or incident that could be a
Classrooms and Play Areas should be assessed constantly in order to keep the areas safe and danger free. An example of this procedure would be to keep tables and chairs in a tidy order and away from doors and open windows. First Aid facilities are a requirement and must be kept in a place that all staff are aware of, in the event of a fire then procedure must be followed to
“Safety is everyone’s responsibility” Improving the safety of waterfront shipyard workers and non-waterfront shipyard workers has to be a key target for not only the industry but for everyone who works there. But to achieve the target of “zero” accidents at more than just a “few” locations, it will call for everyone to take responsibility. For example, if you noticed your neighbor’s house was on fire, you would call the fire department. Correct? You would want to help the neighbor and also ensure that the fire doesn’t spread to other homes.
Warehousing and Storage Unit CU1132 1.1 Take appropriate action in the event of fire, emergencies or accidents You should put down your tools quickly and safely, sound the alarm or ask someone else to, exit through the nearest fire exit closing fire doors on your way out. If I saw an accident I would call for the First Aider or get someone else to get him/her, make sure the person is safe, and then afterwards fill out an accident form. 1.2 Identify where alarms, emergency exits, escape routes, emergency equipment and assembly points are located (Completed during Observation). 1.3Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of emergency equipment. (Completed during Observation).