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Title: Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety


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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
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Emergency Procedures
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Environmental Concerns
  • Restrooms
  • Breaks
  • Temperature
  • Visibility
  • Seating
  • Sound
  • Lighting

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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
Learning Objectives
  • What fire is.
  • Extinguishing methods.
  • Classifications of fire.
  • Leading fire causes.
  • Fire prevention.
  • Importance of portable fire extinguishers.

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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
Learning Objectives
  • Types of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Determine state of readiness.
  • Use of portable fire extinguishers.
  • When to use/not to use PFE.
  • Making a fight or flight decision.
  • Reporting an emergency.
  • Employer expectations.

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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
What is it?
A by-product of combustion.
Combustion the self-sustaining process of
rapid oxidation of a fuel, which produces heat
and light.
Fire ... the result of a rapid combustion
reaction.
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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
In order to have a fire you must have 4 things,
we call this the Fire Tetrahedron.
Extinguishment Theory To extinguish a fire
you must remove one side of the Fire Tetrahedron.
Chemical Chain Reaction
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Extinguishment Theory
Temperature Reduction
Fuel Removal
Oxygen Dilution
Inhibit Chemical Chain Reaction
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  • Classification of Fire
  • Class A or Ordinary Combustibles
  • This includes fuels such as wood,
  • paper, plastic, rubber,
  • and cloth.

Green Triangle
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  • Classification of Fire
  • Class B or Flammable and
  • Combustible Liquids and Gases
  • This includes all hydrocarbon
  • and alcohol based liquids and
  • gases that will support
  • combustion.

Red Square
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  • Classification of Fire
  • Class C or Electrical
  • This includes all fires involving
  • energized electrical equipment.

Blue Circle
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D
Classification of Fire Class D or Combustible
Metals Examples of these types metals
are zirconium, titanium, potassium, and
magnesium.
Yellow Star
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Classification of Fire Class K for fires in
unsaturated cooking oils in well insulated
cooking appliances in commercial kitchens.
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Potential Fire Causes In The Workplace ?
Electricity Space Heaters
Housekeeping Improper storage Construction
Machinery Flammable Combustible
Liquids Cleaning supplies Smoking Materials
Any Ideas on Prevention ?
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The importance of portable fire extinguishers?
Your first line of defense!
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Now lets look at
  • Types.
  • Ready state.
  • When to use/not to use.
    Fight or Flight
  • How to use.
  • Reporting an emergency.
  • Expectation of use.

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There are many types and many manufacturers.
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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
There are many different types of extinguishing
agents.
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Characteristics
Water extinguisher 30-40 ft. 60 sec.
Dry chemical 5-20 ft. 8-35 sec.
CO2 extinguisher 3-8 ft. 8-30 sec.
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Monthly Quick-Check Is It Ready To Use ?
  • Located in designated place.
  • There is no obstruction to access or visibility.
  • Operating instructions on nameplate are legible
    and facing outward.
  • Safety seals and tamper indicators are not broken
    or missing.
  • Fullness should be determined by weighing or
    "hefting".
  • Examination for obvious physical damage,
    corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle.
  • Pressure gauge reading or indicator is in the
    operable range or position.

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Making That Fight or Flight Decision
  • You are trained in the use of extinguishers.
  • You know what is burning.
  • Fire is not spreading rapidly.
  • You dont need Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Smoke and heat has not filled the area.
  • You have a clear path of escape.
  • Follow your instincts.

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The P.A.S.S. Method
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  • PULL the pin.
  • AIM at the base of the fire.
  • SQUEEZE the operating lever.
  • SWEEP from side to side.

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Reporting an Emergency
  • Dont call from the building involved in the
    emergency.
  • Help others and activate fire alarm on the way
    out.
  • Notify emergency services via 911 call. Give at
    least
  • Your name.
  • Your location.
  • Call back phone number.
  • Describe the emergency.
  • Describe current conditions.
  • Describe any special hazards or needs,such as
    hazardous materials storage or non-ambulatory
    occupants.
  • Stay on the line, unless told to do otherwise.

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The Employers Expectation of Use.
  • Designated personnel as part of
  • an emergency plan.
  • Only certain employees are required to use fire
    extinguishers.

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Now, lets watch a video.
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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
Learning Objectives review
  • What fire is.
  • Extinguishing methods.
  • Classifications of fire.
  • Leading fire causes.
  • Fire prevention.
  • Importance of portable fire extinguishers.

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Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
Learning Objectives review
  • Types of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Use of portable fire extinguishers.
  • When to use/not to use PFE.
  • Making a fight or flight decision.
  • Reporting an emergency.
  • Employer expectations.

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