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Q: Explain emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the work setting
A: Departments that need a special fire emergency procedure to meet your operations should contact the Fire Safety Section for assistance. Most departments can follow the basic building evacuation procedure outlined below. [ The building evacuation procedure for your department should be posted on the office bulletin board. Basic Procedure In the event of an alarm "RACE": R: Remove anyone from
immediate danger A: Activate the building fire alarm system and call 911 C: Confine the fire by closing all windows and doors E: Evacuate, leave the building Extinguish the fire, if it can be done safely How to Survive a Building Fire Crawl If There's Smoke Feel Doors Before Opening Go To The Nearest Exit Always Use An Exit Stair, Not An Elevator Close Doors Use a fire extinguisher if the fire is very small and you know how to use it safely If you are on fire - Stop, Drop and Roll If You Get Trapped Close the door Seal cracks Open the windows if safe Signal for help and phone 911 Don't jump; the fire department will reach you If You are Physically Impaired If you are disabled (even temporarily), you should do the following: Learn about fire safety Plan ahead for fire emergencies Be aware of your own capabilities and limitations Look for "areas of refuge" like stair enclosures or other side of corridor fire doors. Elevators are not safe during fires. Sometimes it may be safer to stay in your room. Follow the advice for being trapped. If there is an immediate threat to safety, ask others near you for assistance. If no help is available, seek refuge in a room with a window or stairway. If possible, call "911" to report your location and receive instructions from the Emergency Operator. UNC-CH Emergency Action Plan This document may also be viewed in Adobe Acrobat format. Directions: Each Emergency Coordinator needs to fill out the information below on the Emergency Action Plan so Environment, Health and Safety will have the necessary information on each building to ensure the safety of occupants. Purpose: The Emergency Action Plan is to outline a structured evacuation to ensure the safety of UNC employees, students and visitors. ]
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