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Portable Fire Extinguishers

Portable Fire Extinguishers:

1. What training is needed for personnel in the use of fire extinguishers?

2. What cheminicals(s) is/are in a chemical fire extinguisher?

3. What is a water fire extinguisher?

4. What are the classifications of fire extinguishers and which one is used on which type of fire?

Emergency Planning:

5. When an individual discovers a fire, what is his/her first priority?

6. What is an emergency action plan and what should it include?

7. Who should you coordinate with when drafting your emergrncy action plan?

8. What assistance does OSHA provide?

Coping with Fire:

9. Who should be notified during an emergency at a facility?

10. Any time a major emergency occurs, the impacton the organization experiencing the emergency has a ripple effect on other associated organization. Who are some of these associated organizations?

11. The incident should be thoroughly documented. What actions do you take in your documentation?

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Portable Fire Extinguishers:

1. What training is needed for personnel in the use of fire extinguishers?
Training includes classroom and online training wherein employee safety is stressed over property conservation. Employees are trained in the roles that those who are authorized to use fire extinguishers will play in regard to operating the extinguishers. Employees must feel confident in their capabilities to make competent decisions whether to use the fire extinguisher or to evacuate in the event of an emergency.
Training

2. What cheminicals(s) is/are in a chemical fire extinguisher?

There exists dry chemical with stainless steel in some fire extinguishers as well as carbon dioxide, dry chemical with stored pressure including mild steel, brazed brass or aluminum shells, and dry chemical that include cartridge or cylinder operated with mild steel shells. In addition Halon 1211 and Halon 1301 are chemicals that can be found in some extinguishers.

3. What is a water fire extinguisher?

Water fire extinguishers are operated by cartridge that may contain antifreeze with the water and those ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines portable fire extinguishers. A water fire extinguisher is examined.

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