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FIRE SAFETY PLAN

Business Name and Address


Copies of the Fire Safety Plan provided by Nelson Fire Rescue 919 Ward St. Note: Choose only the pages that provide the best option for your business. Fire Department Officials can be contacted for advice or further information. Call 352-3103

FIRE SAFETY PLAN CHECKLIST


Building Name: Address:

Contact: Checklist completed by: ____________________ Accepted: ________________________________

Telephone: Date: _____________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Red Binder (3 Hole) 2. Table of Contents 3. Fire Safety Systems Description 4. Copy of Instructions to Occupants 5. Procedure/Frequency of Fire Drills 6. Maintenance of Building Safety Facilities 7. Site Plan 8. Floor Plans 9. Instructions to Occupants Posted 10. Copies Distributed ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________

Comments: __________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Table of contents 2. Fire safety Plan checklist 3. Emergency Phone Numbers 4. Requirements 5. Objectives of the Fire Safety Plan Hazard Mitigation 6. Fire Safety Director 7. Caretaker Manager Emergency Procedures 8. Fire Preparedness for Occupants 9. Staff Emergency Procedures 10. Floor Plans and Emergency Evacuation Procedures 11. Front Desk Receptionist Emergency Procedures 12. Instructions to Silence Alarms 13. General Building Description 14. Emergency Shut-offs 15. Special Considerations for Building 16. Repairs Alterations and Renovations 17. Operating Portable Fire Extinguishers 18. Fire Drill Procedure 19. Fire Drill Check List 20. Training and Recognition Records 21. Safety Equipment Service Requirements 22. Material Safety Data Sheets 23. Fire Inspection Reports and Records

Note: Choose only the pages that provide the best option for your Occupancy. Fire Department Officials can be contacted for advice or further information. Call 352-3103

Emergency Telephone Numbers

FIRE DEPARTMENT ...............................................9-1-1 POLICE DEPARTMENT..........................................9-1-1 AMBULANCE.............................................................9-1-1


POISON CONTROL CENTER (NELSON ).........................352-3111 NON-EMERGENCY FIRE DEPARTMENT............................352-3103 NON-EMERGENCY POLICE DEPARTMENT.......................354-3919 BUILDING FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR MANAGER.............. FIRE ALARM SERVICE................................ EXTINGUISHERS.......................................... HYDRO (CITY OF NELSON)..................................................352-5511 Night/Emergency 352-3103 WATER (CITY OF NELSON ).................................................352-5511 Night/Emergency 352-3103 FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER CITY OF NELSON...............352 -3103

REQUIREMENTS
B.C. Fire Code Regulations: Subsection 1.1.1.1 Unless otherwise specified the OWNER or his authorized Agent shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this Code.

Subsection 2.8.1.1.(1) -

Part two of this Code provides for the establishing of a Fire Safety Plan and through it: a) b) The safety of the occupants in exiting buildings. The elimination or control of fire hazards in and around buildings The maintenance of certain life safety systems in the buildings.

c)

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON BYLAW NO. 3077 BEING A BYLAW TO REGULATE FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION ______________________________________________________________________________ 10. FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICE ACCESS REQUIREMENTS 10.1 Fire Safety Plan Requirements 10.1.1. Pursuant to the Fire Code Emergency Planning, all buildings, sites, storage areas or other areas shall have a Fire Safety Plan. Measures within a Fire Safety Plan shall conform to the Fire Code Fire Safety Plan and shall be produced and submitted to the Nelson Fire Department for approval. 10.1.2. All Fire Safety Plans shall be submitted on a form and diagram template, acceptable to the Fire Chief. All owners or occupants of occupancies where a Fire Safety Plan is required, shall review their Fire Safety Plans annually and submit updated plans to the Nelson Fire Department for review. 10.1.3. Should occupancies not have the need to update their current plan, annual notification shall be forwarded to Nelson Fire Department. 10.1.4. Any changes to a Fire Safety plan shall be submitted to the Nelson Fire Department for review. 10.1.5. A fee shall be charged for review of Fire Safety Plans. SCHEDULE A COST RECOVERY

10.1.5 10.3.3 10.5.3

SECTION Fire Safety Plan Review Fire Pre-Plan Review Reviewing Updated Fire Pre-Plan Design and Review of Emergency Plans

DESCRIPTION Review of new Fire Safety Plans for acceptance Review new Pre-Plans Review changes to existing Fire Pre-Plan Design or review Fire Safety Plans and Fire Pre-Plans

COST RECOVERY $100. per occurrence

$75. per hour

10.7

OBJECTIVES OF THE FIRE SAFETY PLAN


The objectives of the Fire Safety Plan are achieved through the appointment of a Fire Safety Director. a) To establish a systematic method of a safe and orderly evacuation of any area of building in the case of fire or emergency. To prevent the occurrence of fire by the control of fire hazards in the building. To maintain the building facilities provided for the safety of occupants: 1. The British Columbia Fire Code Regulations requires that all emergency systems and equipment be maintained and tested in accordance with Parts 6 and 7 of the Regulations. 2. It is the responsibility of the owner to arrange for the necessary maintenance and testing of the emergency systems and equipment in order to ensure they are in good working order at all times.

b) c)

EMERGENCY EVACUATION To establish a systematic method of safe and orderly evacuation of an area of the building, by and of its occupants, in case of fire or other emergency. To facilitate the evacuation the following fire safety plan and evacuation instructions have been established in conjunction with the Nelson Fire Department. TRAINING To provide a Manual upon which training classes, handouts and fire drills will be based. With the exceptions of some lists, tables and charts, this Manual is not intended to be relied upon during an emergency because of the explicit nature of its instructions. However, it is intended to be utilized as a training aid, prior to an emergency occurring, so that procedures are second nature. The explicit instructions ensure that the intent of the procedures will not be misinterpreted. Fire Prevention In their day-to-day routines, the building occupants shall be aware of potential fire hazards. Some are as follows: Accumulation of combustible material, rubbish or flammable liquids in unapproved areas. Dangerous ignition sources, i.e. worn extension cords, oily rags, overheating equipment. Defective exit lights or inadequate lighting in public corridors and stairwells. Defective fire or exit doors (includes self-closing hardware). Doors should not be wedged open under any condition. Obstructed exit routes. Obstructed/defective/inoperative fire fighting equipment.

FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR


NAME TITLE OR POSITION REGULARLY ASSIGNED LOCATION HOW NOTIFIED OF AN EMERGENCY NORMAL WORKING HOURS EMERGENCY DUTIES OF THE FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR The FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR shall ensure that during an emergency HVAC systems are shut down, and all unnecessary utilities are shut down, elevators are recalled, and the emergency personnel from responding agencies are met, and critical information regarding the incident is relayed; including incident nature, location and severity; injured and handicapped persons; emergency systems in operation; and the known locations and status of building personal and evacuees. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES OF THE FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR The FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Fire Safety Plan that meets all the measures contained in the Code. The Plan shall be reviewed and updated annually, or whenever building changes occur. All updated material shall be submitted to the Nelson Fire Department. The FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR is responsible for obtaining a list of Floor Wardens and their Deputies, and for obtaining and issuing equipment necessary for the successful performance of the Fire Safety Plan; i.e. traffic vests, flashlights. The FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR shall also resolve any hazards reported by Floor Wardens or other personnel. The FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR will also be responsible for the emergency response training activities of building staff, Floor Wardens and other building emergency personnel to perform their duties outlined in this Plan, as follows: 1. Building Staff - Monthly meetings/drills to ensure that staff members are proficient at dealing with an emergency. 2. Tenant Emergency Personnel - Annual training will be provided by the FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR, or a certified consultant, and will outline the duties and responsibilities of Floor Wardens; Stairwell and Assistance Monitors; Exit, Lobby, and Access Control Personnel. All building emergency personnel will be issued identification, as laid out in the section on EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL IDENTIFICATION. 3. Occupants - All tenants/occupants will be issued printed material relating to Emergency Procedures. In addition to printed materials, audio/visual presentations (acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction) are encouraged but may not be offered in lieu of written communication.

In addition to training, the FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR will co-ordinate and conduct annual fire drills (detailed in Fire Drill section). The FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR shall ensure that there is adequate monitoring and control of all building systems and equipment, and that the maintenance of these systems and equipment is being performed by qualified individuals in accordance with local Codes. All hazards must be documented and appropriate action shall be taken to remedy them. Proper records shall be kept by the FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR of equipment issued, lists of current Floor Wardens, number and quality of fire drills, training periods, fire incidents in the building, fire prevention activities, list of physically disables people and the minutes of emergency meetings.

Caretaker Manager Emergency Procedures


Be Prepared Its your responsibility.
No matter how carefully we may follow safety guidelines; there are many emergencies that can occur in apartment facilities. Fires are one of the must common. As a manager you should be able to determine the nature of the emergency and follow the procedures recommended for that emergency. Staying calm is most important and will allow you to help emergency personnel, guests and employees at the property to the best of your ability

IN THE EVENT OF FIRE: Sound the fire alarm in the building by activating the nearest pull station Telephone the Fire Department at 911 Fight minor fires with appropriate equipment and with due regard for personal safety. Follow the instructions of the Fire Safety Plan until the Fire Department arrives on scene and takes charge. Assist in the evacuation of the building as directed.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION:

Check to see if the exits are clear of fire and smoke. Choose an alternate route if necessary. Check the floor area to ensure that all people have left the area. Notify the Fire Department of any handicapped persons and their exact whereabouts. Close all doors, DO NOT LOCK. Ensure that no one re-enters the building. Once everyone is safely at the assembly area, notify the Fire Department.

Operating Portable Fire Extinguishers

Pull pin or activate extinguisher according to manufactures instructions. Aim extinguisher at base of fire Squeeze trigger or release retardant following manufactures instructions Sweep from side to side.
Common Classification of Fire Class A ordinary combustibles, e.g. cloth, wood paper Class B flammable liquids, e.g. paints cleaners Class C electrical equipment

Fire Prevention Duties


As part of your assigned duties, building caretakers must be responsible for fire prevention through out the apartment complex. When conducting your daily routine please check the following items. Room checks: Check to insure smoke alarm green indicator light is on. Check for electrical hazards Check for illegal smoking material Check to insure windows or sliding door opens freely. Hallway / Stairwell checks: Check location of all Fire Extinguishers to insure fire extinguisher in place and gage reading charged or green zone. Check all emergency equipment including fire alarm panel emergency lights exit signs. Check all hallways stairwells and exits for storage of combustible Check operation of fire exit doors for smooth operation. Insure all doors to service rooms closed and locked prior to leaving floor. Storage rooms Check for storage of Flammable or Combustible Liquids Check storage for recyclable materials

FIRE PREPAREDNESS FOR OCCUPANTS


Know the location of the two exits closest to your area. Count the number of doors between you and each of those exits - in case you must escape through a darkened, smoke-filled corridor where you cant read the names on the doors. Learn where the nearest fire alarm is located and how to activate it. Post the 911 Fire Department Emergency Number on your telephone. Learn the sound of your buildings fire alarm. During the annual fire drill, which will be conducted by the caretaker, do the following: Review the basic IN CASE OF FIRE procedures posted in the corridors, and Evacuation Procedures. Read the information provided in Occupant Fire Prevention, Preparedness & Control. Volunteer to be a designated persons which will assist a handicapped neighbor. The cleaning of a smoke alarm with a vacuum cleaner at least twice a year is recommended.

FIRE EVACUATION Use a building telephone only if you are safe from the fire. While exiting, walk, do not run. Shut all doors behind you and alert those who have difficulty hearing that an emergency evacuation of the building underway. Proceed along corridors and through exits in a calm and orderly manner. High heeled shoes are hazardous while proceeding downstairs, and it is advisable to remove them before entering the stairwell. Do not push or jostle. Assist handicapped persons to reach the nearest safe exit: Try to keep exits clear by permitting others to pass. It may be necessary to locate handicapped persons in or near the exit, and wait for fire department assistance. If you must use an escape route where there is smoke, stay as low as possible. Crawling lets you breathe the cleaner air near the floor as you move toward the exit. Before you open a closed door, feel it with the back of your hand. If it is hot, leave it closed and use your alternate escape route. If it feels normal, brace your body against the door and open it a crack - be prepared to slam it shut if heat or smoke starts to rush in. If all exits are blocked by fire or smoke, enter a room preferably with an exterior window, and seal the cracks in the door with available material to prevent smoke entering the room. Phone 911 to report your situation, and attract the attention of someone outside the building by any possible means. When you have reached the outside of the building, move away from the exit allowing others behind you to emerge.

Do not attempt to drive your vehicle from the parking area. Do not enter the building again until permitted by a fire department officer or the fire safety director.

PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Portable fire extinguishers are useful only if you know how to use them, if they are right for the type of fire you are fighting, and if the fire is discovered immediately. You should not attempt to fight even a small fire until people have been evacuated from the fire area and the Fire Department has been called. Never attempt to fight a fire if any of the following is true: You are uncertain about how to use the extinguisher. The fire is spreading beyond the immediate area where it stared. The fire could block your escape route. You are alone.

How To Use A Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical Type Fire Extinguisher Remember the word: PASS 1. PULL the pin 2. AIM low...pointing the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire 3. SQUEEZE the handle. this releases the extinguishing agent 4. SWEEP from side to side...at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Watch the fire area. If fire breaks out again, repeat use of the extinguisher. REPORT to fire department officer. Most portable fire extinguishers work according to these directions, but some do not. Read and follow the directions on the fire extinguishers within your building.

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Staff Emergency Procedures


Be Prepared Its your responsibility.
No matter how carefully we may follow safety guidelines; there are many emergencies that can occur at commercial retail outlets. Fires are one of the must common. All employees should be able to determine the nature of the emergency and follow the procedures recommended for that emergency. Staying calm is most important and will allow you to help emergency personnel, fellow employees at the property to the best of your ability. At the sound of a fire alarm, all contractors shall immediately: Stop all interaction with staff or guest. Put red FD identification vest on. Determine location of fire indicated on Fire Panel located at front door. Respond to location to determine cause of alarm.

If you discover a fire you shall Activate Fire Alarm and Call 911 from nearest phone. Step 1 Step 2 Locate nearest fire extinguisher If fire is small attempt to extinguish with fire extinguisher. Close all doors that may be open Step 3 Notify all staff of a code red condition Assist in evacuation Meet FD at nearest entrance or front lobby to provide info Assist FD to move occupants to safe location Activate Fire Alarm at the nearest pull station Advise FD location of fire. Advise FD what is on fire. Advise FD any employees that may be trapped Advise FD nearest entrance to fire.

If you discover a False Alarm Call 911 from nearest phone. Step 1 Advise FD of false alarm Advise FD reason for false alarm Advise FD location of false alarm Step 2 Return to fire panel to silence fire alarm Meet FD at front door Assist FD to reset Fire Alarm Panel in electrical room. Advise Supervisor of incident

Report of Medical Emergency Call 911 from nearest phone. Step 1 Advise Ambulance Dispatch condition of medical emergency. Advise Ambulance Dispatch location of medical emergency. Advise Ambulance Dispatch nearest entrance to emergency. Step 2 Contact staff on duty certified in first aid. Meet Ambulance at front door. Assist Ambulance staff as necessary. Step 3 Advise Supervisor of incident

Fire Prevention Duties


As part of your assigned duties, all employees must be responsible for fire prevention not only in your assigned location but through out the facility. When conducting your assigned duties please check the following items. Rooms/Job sites: Check for electrical hazards Check for illegal smoking material and or Check to insure windows or sliding door opens freely. Hallway / Stairwell checks: Check location of all Fire Extinguishers to insure fire extinguisher in place and gage reading charged or green zone. Check all hallways stairwells and exits for storage of combustible Check operation of fire exit doors for smooth operation. Insure all doors to service rooms closed and locked prior to leaving floor. Storage rooms Check for storage of Flammable or Combustible Liquids Check storage for recyclable materials

FLOOR PLANS AND EVACUATION DETAILS

FIRE EVACUATION Use a building telephone only if you are safe from the fire. Do not use the elevator. While exiting, walk, do not run. Shut all doors behind you and alert those who have difficulty hearing that an emergency evacuation of the building underway. Proceed along corridors and through exits in a calm and orderly manner. High heeled shoes are hazardous while proceeding downstairs, and it is advisable to remove them before entering the stairwell. Do not push or jostle. Assist handicapped persons to reach the nearest safe exit: Keep exits clear by permitting others to pass. It may be necessary to locate handicapped persons in or near the exit, and wait for fire department assistance. If you must use an escape route where there is smoke, stay as low as possible. Crawling lets you breathe the cleaner air near the floor as you move toward the exit. Before you open a closed door, feel it with the back of your hand. If it is hot, leave it closed and use your alternate escape route. If it feels normal, brace your body against the door and open it a crack - be prepared to slam it shut if heat or smoke starts to rush in. If all exits are blocked by fire or smoke, enter a room preferably with an exterior window, and seal the cracks in the door with available material to prevent smoke entering the room. Phone 911 to report your situation, and attract the attention of someone outside the building by any possible means. When you have reached the outside of the building, move away from the exit allowing others behind you to emerge. Do not attempt to drive your vehicle from the parking area. Do not enter the building again until permitted by a fire department officer or the fire safety director.

Front Desk Receptionist Emergency Procedures At the sound of a fire alarm, the Receptionist shall immediately: Stop all interaction with staff or guest. Put red FD identification vest on. Determine location of fire indicated on Fire Panel located at front door. Respond to location to determine cause of alarm. If you discover a fire you shall Call 911 from nearest phone. Step 1 Step 2 Locate nearest fire extinguisher If fire is small attempt to extinguish with fire extinguisher. Close all doors that may be open Step 3 Notify all on duty staff of a code red condition Assist in evacuating of all guests. Meet FD at nearest entrance or front lobby to provide info on guests Assist FD to move guest to safe location Advise Corporate Head Office of status. Fill out Incident Occurrence report If you discover a False Alarm Call 911 from nearest phone. Step 1 Advise FD of false alarm Advise FD reason for false alarm Advise FD location of false alarm Step 2 Return to front desk to silence fire alarm Meet FD at front door Assist FD to reset Fire Alarm Panel in electrical room. Step 3 Fill out Incident Occurrence report Advise Supervisor of incident Report of Medical Emergency Call 911 from nearest phone. Step 1 Advise Ambulance Dispatch condition of medical emergency. Advise Ambulance Dispatch location of medical emergency. Advise Ambulance Dispatch nearest entrance to emergency. Step 2 Contact staff on duty certified in first aid. Meet Ambulance at front door. Assist Ambulance staff as necessary. Step 3 Fill out Incident Occurrence report ( Photo copy reverse page) Advise Supervisor of incident Advise FD location of fire. Advise FD what is on fire. Advise FD any guest that may be trapped Advise FD nearest entrance to fire.

INCIDENT ACTIVITY REPORT


(1) INCIDENT OR ACTIVITY ___FIRE ___FIRE DRILL ___FIRE SAFETY MEETING (2) DETAIL DATE_____________TIME____________ FLOOR________ALARM ZONE________________ INJURIES______________________________ CAUSE /RESON FOR INCIDENT______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ EXPLAIN DAMAGE OR LOSS:______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________ (3) ACTION WHO DISCOVERED THE INCIDENT ________________________________________ WHO OPERATED FIRE EQUIPMENT________________________________________ (4) COMMENTS / RECOMMENDATIONS _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNED _______________________________________DATE_______________________________ (5) DISTRIBUTION LIST ___HEAD OFFICE ___FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR ___ FALSE ALARM ___TRAINING ___ MEDICAL

INSTRUCTIONS TO SILENCE FIRE ALARMS


INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUILDING FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR: 1. When fire alarm systems sounds there shall be no interruption of signal (bells sounding) and a complete evacuation of the building shall continue, until the responding fire department has determined that there is no fire or life safety incident in progress. 2. Upon verification by the Fire Department personnel ON SITE that there is no fire or life safety incident in progress, it shall be the responsibility of the Fire Safety Director or manager to silence the fire alarm signal (bells sounding). 3. It shall be the responsibility of the Fire Safety Director or manager to notify the occupants that the condition in the building is such that re-entry to the building shall be allowed. 4. It shall be the responsibility of the Fire Safety Director or manager to place the fire alarm system back in service. 5. Upon determination by the Fire Department that a malfunction of the alarm system is present it shall be the responsibility of the Fire Safety Director or manager to make arrangements for the repair of all defective components of the fire alarm system immediately.

NOTE:

The following policy is in place in the Nelson Fire Department

The response by the Nelson Fire Department to the following alarms shall be as follows: Electronic voice or other technically activated alarms shall activate the initial response of the Nelson Fire Department as per department regulations. In no way shall the response be terminated. The initial response may be down graded to a code 2 response as per department regulations when the following conditions exist: The recognized building Fire Safety Director or Manager indicates via telephone or other radio communications that no hazardous conditions exists. That a second electronic alarm is received by the fire department indicating a fire alarm restore.

However, under no circumstances shall the response of the Fire Department be terminated. The initial response shall continue, so that the Fire Department can determine the cause for the fire alarm signal.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING, ITS SAFETY FEATURES


General Description of the Building

Description of building components Fire Alarm System

Date of annual inspection

Commercial Fire Equipment

Date of annual inspection

Fire Extinguishers

Date of annual inspection

Exit Systems Emergency Lights

Date of annual inspection

Sprinkler System Date of annual inspection

EMERGENCY SHUT OFFS


NATURAL GAS Location:

Large Crescent Wrench required to turn main valve of. Warning If main gas valve turned of do not open valve until gas utility of contractor evaluates condition of all gas equipment.

ELECTRICAL

Electrical equipment includes multiple electrical panels for individual circuits and main shut of for complete complex. Electrical main located in:

Warning If main Electrical turned of do not reenergize until Electrical utility of contractor evaluates condition of all Electrical equipment.

WATER Location shut off located:

HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CO

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUILDING


List of quantity and location of Hazardous Materials:

Type of Hazardous Procedures:

List of quantity and location of removable valuables:

REPAIRS ALTERATIONS AND RENOVATIONS


Precaution During Repairs, Alterations and Renovations

Fire Detection and Alarms System Where the Alarm system cannot be repaired such that it is in full operation by the evening the following precautions should be implemented: Insure Fire detection and Alarm technician has been advised to complete repairs as soon as possible. Notify Fire Department of System Status. Have Front Lobby Desk clerk perform inspection rounds every half hour or assign a floor warden to conduct inspections. Fire Extinguishers Where a service company needs to remove a fire extinguisher from the building for an extended length of time, a fire extinguisher of the same type should be provided temporarily in its place. Building During alterations and repairs ensure the building and its occupants are not exposed to undue fire hazards created by contractors equipments or supplies which are brought into the building. Frequent inspections of the affected area is suggested in order to ensure the following: Exits are free of obstructions Work Areas are inaccessible to the building occupants Contractors have obtained necessary building and operation permits Flammable and combustible liquids are handled and stored safely. Heat producing equipment such as welding/ cutting equipment and portable heaters are used safely. All fire and safety equipment in place and functional.

Operating Portable Fire Extinguishers

How To Use A Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical Type Fire Extinguisher

PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Portable fire extinguishers are useful only if you know how to use them, if they are right for the type of fire you are fighting, and if the fire is discovered immediately. You should not attempt to fight even a small fire until people have been evacuated from the fire area and the Fire Department has been called. Never attempt to fight a fire if any of the following is true: You are uncertain about how to use the extinguisher. The fire is spreading beyond the immediate area where it stared. The fire could block your escape route. You are alone.

Remember the word: PASS 5. PULL the pin 6. AIM low...pointing the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire 7. SQUEEZE the handle. this releases the extinguishing agent 8. SWEEP from side to side...at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Watch the fire area. If fire breaks out again, repeat use of the extinguisher.

REPORT to fire department officer.

Most portable fire extinguishers work according to these directions, but some do not. Read and follow the directions on the fire extinguishers within your building.

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FIRE DRILL PROCEDURE


Fire Drills must be practiced once a year according to Fire Code. Fire Drill dates and results shall be recorded and available for inspections by the Fire Department. Notify the Fire Department before the fire drill has been scheduled to see if they wish to observe and to let them know it is a drill and not an actual fire. This can be done by using their non-emergency phone number.

DURING THE FIRE DRILL, THE FOLLOWING POINTS SHALL BE NOTED: THE FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR SHALL: man and have a working knowledge of the fire alarm panel activate the fire alarm when specified keep the front lobby clear, meet and inform the fire department upon arrival follow the procedures in the Fire Safety Plan record the time of the drill and the time required to evacuate the building reset the fire alarm panel, advise the tenants to return to their apartments notify the fire department the drill has been completed by phone if they did not attend

All tenants shall exit the building by way of the stairs, according to their predetermined evacuation route. After exiting the building, all guest and personnel shall meet in the underground parking lot located on Vernon St. A head count shall be taken and any problems resulting from the evacuation shall be noted. Prior warning of the Fire Drill to the tenants is left to the discretion of the FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR.

FIRE DRILL CHECK LIST


DATE: REPORT BY: TITLE: BUILDING NAME: BUILDING ADDRESS: ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________

TIME DRILL BEGAN_____________________ TIME BUILDING CLEAR_____________ ELAPSED TIME_____________________ MIN

TENANTS ASSEMBLED AT: (location)_______________________________________________

YES/NO
FIRE DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED? TIME WAS THE FIRE ALARM CLEARLY HEARD IN ALL AREAS? WERE ALL DOORS CLOSED BUT NOT LOCKED? WAS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TAKEN TO THE LOCATION OF THE FIRE? WERE CORRIDORS AND EXITS FOUND CLEAR? (obstructions) DID THE EVACUATION PROCEED IN A SMOOTH AND ORDERLY MANNER? DID VISITORS TO THE BUILDING TAKE PART IN THE DRILL? WAS A STATUS REPORT GIVEN AFTER RELOCATION? WERE ELECTRICAL AND GAS APPLIANCES TURNED OFF? WAS VENTILATING SYSTEM SHUT DOWN ? Comments: _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ ________ _________ _________ _________ _________

Training and Recognition Records


I have read and understand the fire safety plan in place at the _______________. As an employee I understand my responsibility and will do my part in providing a fire safe work place for my fellow employs and the public we serve. Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________ Name :________________________ Signature____________________________ Date_____________

SAFETY EQUIPMENT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

26.1

Maintenance Description All references made to B.C. Fire Code

Note: For monthly inspections, use form provided by Fire Department.

Daily Inspections
Fire Alarm System 6.3.1.2.(a) Check the principal panel and remote panel for trouble light indication.

Inspection of the AC power light shall be carried out to ensure its normal operation only if main power supply failure is not electrically supervised. Means of Egress 2.2.2.4(1) PROCEDURE: Doors in fire separations shall be inspected to ensure that they remain closed unless the door is equipped with an acceptable hold open device that will permit the door to close automatically in the event of fire. Corridors used by the public and exits shall be maintained free of obstructions Exterior passageways and exterior exit stairs shall be maintained free of snow and ice accumulations.

WEEKLY INSPECTIONS Water Supplies for Fire Fighting 6.6.1.2 Valves controlling water supplies to fire protection systems shall be inspected weekly to ensure that they are wide open and are sealed or locked in that position. Sprinklers and Standpipes 6.5.4.1. Except for electrically supervised valves, all valves controlling water supplies to sprinklers and alarm connections shall be checked weekly to ensure that they are in the open position.

MONTHLY INSPECTIONS

Note: For monthly inspections, use form provided by Fire Department. All annual inspections and tests including servicing, must be completed by a certified technician and records provided to Fire Department upon request.
Fire Pumps 6.6.3.3. The fire pump(s) shall be started and run to full operating speed while recording pressures, oil levels, condition of relief valves, priming water levels and general operating condition. An indication of the satisfactory performance of the controller can be obtained by activating the pump by reducing the water pressure in the controller sensing line. Because of excessive wear on impellers due to cavitation, and on seals and thrust bearings due to the higher operation pressure and increased vibrations, centrifugal fire pumps should not be operated for prolonged periods under shut-off conditions or at low rates of flow. Portable Fire Extinguishers 6.2.4.1. Check portable fire extinguishers for the following: Located in designated place No obstruction to access or visibility Operating instructions on nameplate legible and facing outward Seals and tamper indicators not broken or missing Determine fullness by weighting or hefting Examine for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle Pressure gauge reading or indicator in the operable range or position

RECORD KEEPING: Monthly Inspection & Testing Report Serial number of extinguishers requiring maintenance should be recorded on report for qualified contractor. Fill-out extinguisher tag with following information: Date extinguisher was inspected Initials of person performing inspection

Fire Alarm System (notify alarm monitoring company) 6.3.1.2. The following tests shall be conducted and, if a fault is established, appropriate corrective action shall be taken.

Hose Systems 6.4.1.3.2.(2) Sprinklers

Notify the alarm supervisory service, the Fire Department and the tenants that you are testing the system. Notify them all when you have completed testing. Under the emergency power, one manual alarm initiating device shall be operated on a rotation basis and shall initiate an alarm condition. Intended function of all alarm audible signal appliances shall be ensured. The enunciator panel shall be checked to ensure that the tested devices enunciate correctly. Intended function of the audible and visual trouble signals shall be insured Fire alarm batteries shall be checked to ensure that: Terminals are clean and lubricated where necessary Terminal clamps are clean and tight where necessary Electrolyte level and specific gravity, where applicable, are specified by the manufacturer

Inspect hose cabinets to ensure hose position and that equipment is in place and operable.

6.5.3.2.(2) Except when the alarm line discharge is subject to freezing, water flow alarm tests using the alarm test connection located at the sprinkler valve shall be performed monthly on all sprinkler systems. 6.5.3.12 Sprinkler system water flow tests shall be conducted monthly from the main drain valve determine whether or not the normal water supply is available to the system and to indicate the possibility of closed valves or other obstructions in the supply piping. 6.5.4.1.(2) Inspect and confirm valves controlling water supplies to sprinklers are in the open position.

EMERGENCY POWER SYSTEMS Self-contained Emergency Lighting Units 6.8.1.6. (1) Self-contained emergency monthly to ensure that: lighting unit equipment shall be inspected

a) pilot lights are functioning and not obviously damaged or obstructed, b) the terminal connections are clean, free of corrosion and lubricated when necessary, c) the terminal clamps are clean and tight as per manufacturers specifications, and d) the battery surface is kept clean and dry.

(2) Self-contained emergency lighting unit equipment shall be tested monthly to ensure that the emergency lights will function upon failure of the primary power supply. MEANS OF EGRESS 2.2.3.7. Doors in fire separations shall be operated to ensure that they are properly maintained. Doors equipped with a hold open device must release automatically in the event of a fire. TWO MONTH INSPECTIONS Sprinklers 6.5.3.5. Test all transmitters and water flow actuated devices for system connected to electrical supervisory signal service (i.e. fire alarm system or central station monitoring service). Inspect all electrically supervised control valves. SIX-MONTH INSPECTIONS Sprinklers 6.5.3.5. Test gate valve supervisory switches and other sprinkler and fire protection system supervisory devices. YEARLY INSPECTIONS

NOTE: All annual inspections and tests including servicing, must be completed by a certified technician and records provided to Fire Department on request..
Fire Alarm System 6.3.1.2. Every year the following tests shall be conducted and, if a fault is established, appropriate corrective action shall be taken. This testing to be done by qualified personnel. a) Every reasonable effort shall be made to test all components in the system. b) The fire alarm shall be operated under general alarm conditions

c) A minimum of six manual alarm initiating devices, most remote from the stand by power supply, shall be actuated individually with the main power supply disconnected. d) Each manual alarm initiating device on each floor, including sub-grade areas, shall be activated on the main power supply. e) Operation of every audible and visual signal appliance shall be ensured during the testing of the alarm initiating devices. f) Each automatic alarm initiating device shall be tested for its intended function in accordance with manufacturers instructions. g) Each alarm signaling and alarm initiating circuit and Annunciator shall be checked for electrical supervision and trouble indication. h) Correct annunciation shall be ensured for each initiating device tested. i) The fire alarm system control unit shall be visually checked to ensure that the control unit has not been altered. j) The testing of the fire alarm system shall be in conformance with the ULC Standard S536, 1986.

Sprinklers 6.5.3.2.(1) Water flow alarm tests using the inspectors test connection shall be performed annually on all wet pipe sprinkler systems. All Systems: Water flow tests using the main drain shall be conducted to ensure that water supply available has not deteriorated. Drainage facilities shall be tested to ensure that the drains are capable of taking the full flow from the main drain pipe with overflowing. Sprinkler control valves are accessible. Pits containing sprinkler control valves are free of water and protected from freezing. Sprinkler piping and hangers are in good repair. Sprinklers are inspected for damage, corrosion or accumulation of grease, paint or other deposits and are replaced where such conditions would impair the operation of the sprinkler. Spare sprinklers shall be checked to ensure that the stock on hand is not less than: 6 spare sprinklers (up to 300 system sprinklers) 12 spare sprinklers (between 301 - 1000 system sprinklers) 24 spare sprinklers (greater than 1000 system sprinklers) Spare sprinklers shall correspond to the types of temperature ratings of the sprinklers in use. A sprinkler wrench shall be kept where the spare sprinklers are stored.

FIRE PUMP Contractors test procedure which shall include the pump being tested at full rated capacity to ensure that it is capable of delivering the rated flow.

SELF-CONTAINED EMERGENCY LIGHTING UNITS 6.8.1.6(1) Self-contained emergency lighting unit equipment shall be tested to ensure that the unit will provide emergency lighting for a duration equal to the design criterion under simulated power failure conditions. Minimum operating time of 30 minutes. After completion of the test, the charging conditions for voltage and current and the recovery period shall be tested to ensure that the charging system is functioning in accordance with the manufacturers specifications. PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 6.2.4.1. Thoroughly inspect portable fire extinguishers to ensure that the extinguisher external components are operational, intact, and without evidence of corrosion. The extinguisher must be inspected by qualified personnel and certified by signing and dating the tag. The extinguisher must be weighed and a percussion test performed to loosen power (in the case of dry chemical extinguishers). FIRE DAMPERS AND STOP FLAPS Ensure that fire dampers and fire flaps are in place and are not obviously damaged or obstructed.

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD SYSTEMS DAILY AND INSPECTION Prior to use, ensure that all visual components of extinguishing system in place and pressure gages read normal. Check all indicator lights and or switches to insure in on position. Inspect all grease traps and vapor filters are clean and in place. Upon completion of each work day inspect and clean all grease traps and vapor filters of hood system as per manufactures guide. COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD SYSTEMS

YEARLY At lease once a year or as required, the complete hood system, including the built in extinguishing system, must be inspected tested and serviced according to NFPA 96. Annual inspection, test and service must be completed by a certified technician. A copy of the inspection, test and maintenance report shall be forwarded to the Fire Department for verification.

50 YEAR INSPECTIONS Sample sprinklers from sprinkler systems which have been in service more than 50 years shall be sent to a recognized testing laboratory for testing, and this procedure shall be repeated every 10 years thereafter.