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TFREC Fire Safety Training

Personal Safety

In the event of a fire or release of toxic chemicals, the foremost objective is the safety of every endangered person. The protection of property is of secondary concern.

If You Spot a Fire

  • Sound the alarm
  • Alert your co-workers
  • Close all lab & office doors
  • Exit the building
  • Notify the fire department (call 911)
  • Head to the flagpole

Fighting a Fire

  • You are not expected to put your life in jeopardy to attempt to contain a fire
  • Fight a fire only if:
    • The fire department has been notified of the fire
    • The fire is small and confined to the area of origin
    • You have a way out and can fight the fire with your back to the exit
    • You are trained and confident about using a fire extinguisher
  • As a rule of thumb, do not attempt to fight a fire if the flame height exceeds four feet.
  • Remember PASS
    • Pull the pin
    • Aim at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze the handle
    • Sweep from side to side

Fire Prevention

The most basic element of fire control lies in prevention. This is best accomplished by:

  • Care, caution, and good housekeeping
  • Controlling the accumulation of flammable and combustible waste materials
  • Proper storage of flammable liquids and materials
  • Watching for the danger signals of deteriorating or overloaded electrical circuitry
  • Making certain that conditions do not develop that allow any material to heat to the point of combustion

Please complete Fire Safety training then take the quiz before advancing to the next training section.

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